Heidelberg plays role in Texas shop's master plan for growth
Friday, October 30, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Kennesaw, GA - Q's Printing and Design, a growth-minded small business commercial and trade printer doing business in San Angelo, Texas, recently installed a pair of Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 2-color presses to help handle a sharply increasing volume of commercial printing. According to company vice president Randy Marshall, the net effect of the new press installations has been "to take a good operator and make him almost twice as productive, due to the high level of automation."
The twin QM 46-2s, which replace a pair of competitive small-format machines, are the most recent acquisitions for Q's Printing and Design, which also installed a POLAR 92 paper cutter, a Stahlfolder USA B20 with right-angle attachment and a Prosetter 52 computer-to-plate device with Heidelberg workflow within the past year. The company uses Heidelberg Saphira consumables including Saphira violet plates and chemistry, Saphira low-tack ink sets and alcohol-free fountain solution.
"All of the Heidelberg Saphira consumables we've tried have been first-rate," Marshall said. "The 4-color ink sets, in particular, have given me the ability to push colors farther than ever before on our existing 4-tower press and correct any color problems we might have. I can hit colors quickly and print saleable color in a hurry. The more I use Saphira consumables, the more impressed I am."
The $1.4 million company, which employs a staff of six and serves a clientele located primarily in Texas and the southwest regional U.S., currently is preparing to relocate to a new, larger facility in San Angelo. "We're an outstanding little shop and we look forward to nothing but growth," Marshall said. "We expect that Heidelberg will continue to play an important role in our future."