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Garman Printing invests in a new Polar Cutter and Printmaster QM 46

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga. – August 21, 2007 -- Garman Printing, located in East Chicago, Ind., has been a Heidelberg customer “forever,” according to President and Owner Don Wiltfong. The company, which recently replaced an aging cutter with a new POLAR 115X high-speed programmable model with Autocut to increase its productivity and reliability, also renewed its commitment to small-format customers with a 2-color Printmaster QM 46 press.
Of the new POLAR cutter, says Wiltfong, “Our productivity has increased significantly. We’re also seeing a clear improvement in the quality and accuracy of our cutting.” Wiltfong acknowledges that he purchased the Printmaster QM 46 press after some customers reacted to the company’s experimental focus on larger sheet sizes and longer runs. “Our customers wanted a single source for both their short- and long-run work,” Wiltfong explains.
Now, in addition to the new press and cutter, Garman operates a 5-color Heidelberg press with aqueous coating unit and infrared dryer, a 2-color Heidelberg press with perfecting and infrared dryer, a Heidelberg Prosetter platesetter with Prinect MetaDimension, a 26x40” Stahlfolder, and a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 90 saddlestitcher with Rima stacker. “We’re all-Heidelberg from prepress through the bindery and out the door,” Wiltfong states proudly. “If Heidelberg made trucks, we’d use those, too.”
Named 2007’s “Best Commercial Printer” by the readers of Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly magazine, family-operated Garman Printing provides mostly color and saddle-stitched materials - brochures, letterheads, envelopes, flyers, catalogs, reports, presentation folders and much more - to a regional clientele located throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago, including a number of universities and hospitals. The company employs 16.




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