GA Printing invests in cutting capability with POLAR 115 X Cutter
Monday, November 30, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Kennesaw, GA - GA Printing, Asheville, NC, a division of Golf Associates Scorecard Company, now produces rack cards, postcards, brochures and other commercially printed products with the assistance of two new programmable POLAR 115 X paper cutters, which replaced a pair of competitive machines. Since the installations took place, the company has enjoyed the advantages of higher speed, ease of operation and a 20 percent increase in productivity over the company's previous cutter output.
According to Ronnie Vardeman, production manager, employees are delighted with the trouble-free operation of the cutters, including the conveniently located control panel with easy-to-read display that permits the user to select program functions and adjust machine parameters.
"The cutting department is a linchpin of our operation," Vardeman explains. "Everything we print (in runs that average 10,000 pieces) flows through it, so we can't afford to create a bottleneck at the cutter. The addition of these new POLAR machines enables us to serve our established niche more efficiently."
Elsewhere in the shop, GA Printing operates a Heidelberg Speedmaster 52 5-color press, as well as assorted Heidelberg cylinder and Windmill presses. It also makes use of Saphira pressroom consumables, including ink fountain liners, blanket wash cloths, and water pan rollers. Of the company's relationship with Heidelberg, Vardeman said, "You have to go with performance and longevity in this business. Heidelberg has never steered us wrong, and the service is outstanding."
GA Printing employs a staff of 40 and serves a North American client base.