Modern Litho-Print Co. Installs New Stitchmaster ST 450
Monday, May 11, 2009
Kennesaw, Ga. -- Modern Litho-Print Co. in Jefferson City, Mo. is the proud owner of a new Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 450 6-pocket saddlestitcher with two cover feeders. According to President Darrell Moore, the company prizes the ST 450 for its makeready and running speed, flexibility and configurability, the better to handle the multiple daily setups and changeovers that typify Modern Litho’s short-run (<10,000) business model. “We are just so pleased with that stitcher,” said Moore. “The productivity of the machine has exceeded all our expectations.” Modern Litho’s bindery also hosts a 28x40” Stahl buckle-plate folder with automated gatefold attachment, as well as a programmable POLAR 137 XT cutter with jogger and Transomat stacker.
Distinguished by its record of never having had a layoff in more than 72 years of doing business, Modern Litho-Print is a Missouri-certified, woman-owned business that performs both publication and general commercial printing for associations and nonprofit organizations in more than 40 states. For the past nine years, the company has turned to Heidelberg for its equipment needs, previously installing a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 6-color press, a Speedmaster SM 52 5-color press, and a pair of Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 4-color perfecting presses. Most recently, the company installed a 5-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 press, a business decision Moore terms “the best we ever made.”
Modern Litho’s longtime association with Heidelberg enables Moore to sleep soundly at night. “They’ve been a trusted long-term partner for our business. I believe our success has been due, in part, to what they bring to the table.”