Bramkamp Printing saves time, money with Prinect Prepress Interface
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
Kennesaw, GA - Bramkamp Printing, Cincinnati, OH, recently installed Heidelberg's Prinect Prepress Interface to streamline the ink key settings on its multiple Heidelberg presses.
"We used to send plates from our prepress department to the pressroom, and our press operator would have to set the ink keys manually," said prepress Manager Craig Masencamp. "As a result, we typically needed up to 500 makeready sheets to come up to color. Now, the operator simply exports a CIP3 file from prepress to the press console. Prinect Prepress Interface uses the CIP3 data to automatically calculate the ink coverage percentage value per ink zone and transfer them to the press, ensuring the precise quantity of ink required for the print sheet is available to the relevant ink zones." As a result, said Masencamp, "The press is inked up and ready to go in approximately 100 sheets, slashing waste, and saving us time and money."
Founded in 1921, Bramkamp Printing installed one of the first Heidelberg platen presses in Cincinnati, and has steadily added Heidelberg pressroom equipment over the years. Today, the company operates a Heidelberg Quickmaster 46 2-color press, a Heidelberg Speedmaster 2-color perfector, and a 6-color Speedmaster 74 perfector with coater, for which the company recently extended its comprehensive Systemservice contract. An assortment of POLAR paper cutters, pile and continuous-feed Stahlfolders, as well as a Heidelberg Cylinder die cutter and Windmill press round out the company's lineup of Heidelberg equipment.
Bramkamp's 28 employees print a variety of general commercial materials, including marketing pieces, advertisements, company brochures and pocket folders for clients in the greater-Cincinnati area, including homebuilders, insurance agencies, hospitals and financial concerns.