Greenwell Chisholm and King Printing invest with Heidelberg
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Press release from the issuing company
KENNESAW, Ga. – June 21, 2007 – Greenwell Chisholm Works Toward Integrated Workflow
Greenwell Chisholm in Owensboro, Ky. is positioning itself for growth with the installation of a 6-color Speedmaster 74 press with coater. Co-owner Tony Trego said he is eager to integrate his prepress with the new press, as well as turn jobs around more quickly. “We’re moving toward becoming an all-Heidelberg shop because we like the integrated workflow it offers,” says Trego.
The shop already has a good foundation of Heidelberg equipment; it houses a Prosetter 74SCL platesetter using Heidelberg Saphira Violet plates, a 92X POLAR cutter, a 2-color Printmaster QM 46 press and uses all of Heidelberg’s front-end software.
Co-owner Carl Greenwell said the shop also uses Heidelberg’s consumables, including Saphira plates, blankets and plate chemistry solutions. The general commercial printer produces brochures, catalogues, posters, pocket folders and other materials for advertising agencies and the floral market. They also offer a full range of mailing and fulfillment services. Founded in 1919, Greenwell Chisholm employs 40 people.
King Printing Installs First Heidelberg Press
When the owners of King Printing Co. in Lowell, Mass. set out to upgrade their company’s technology, they turned to the best in the business. As part of the upgrade, the family-owned book manufacturer installed a 5-color Speedmaster CD 74 perfector from Heidelberg in March.
The new press, which replaces an older competitive model, also features an inline coating unit for aqueous coatings, extended delivery and the suitable DryStar Combination Dryer. “We increased the capacity in our pressroom to maintain and improve our company’s reputation for fast turnaround,” says Adi Chinai, joint managing director.
He added that while the company still is ramping up production on the new machine, it already has experienced a significant increase in productivity, based on the number of jobs produced per shift on the new press. The press is used primarily for components printing: covers, inserts and endsheets. Among perfect, mechanical and hard cover binding lines, the company’s in-house bindery also operates Heidelberg stitchers and cutters.
Established in 1978, King Printing serves the educational and trade book markets, providing university presses and educational publishers with books in quantities from 100 to 50,000. With sales volume “in the double-digit millions,” says Chinai, “We’ve carved out a niche catering to short-run, quick-turnaround customers requiring fast time-to-market.” In that respect, he adds, “Heidelberg equipment is very robust and serves us extremely well.”