Located in the center of Montreal, and celebrating 25 years in business, Imprimerie L'Empreinte (L'Empreinte) recently installed a Speedmaster XL 105 6+L with Inpress Control from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The company is more than impressed with this latest leap in technology.
Now occupying 58,000 square ft, and boasting 115 employees, L'Empreinte is enjoying a successful growth period. "We pride ourselves on being a high quality printer and offering our customers more than just a quote", says Sebastien Chartrand, Director of Operations and pressroom manager. "We have a team of Customer Service Representatives that work directly with accounts to make sure that our customers' concepts become a reality. For example, we have an ink mixing lab from Heidelberg Saphira, and often our customers can make a last minute change to a color for optimal effect. For us that is no problem. Staying at the forefront of technology is also a goal of ours. It gives our customers a competitive edge."
Best in class for print quality
With the new Speedmaster XL 105 five-color press with coating the company offers the best in class for print quality and sets new standards in the Peak Performance Class with a productivity increase of 30 percent or higher. The press enables L'Empreinte to offer their customers better quality, faster delivery, and improved service overall.
High quality - made easy with Prinect Inpress Control
The latest investment of the L'Empreinte family is no exception. Sebastien Chartrand states: "When we looked for a new press, quality of print was the chief criteria. We found the Speedmaster XL 105 inking unit, sheet transfer, colour management technology, and coating capabilities beyond anything else out there. Difficult ink motifs were easily realized on this press. We also decided on the option Prinect Inpress Control. The spectrophotometric inline measuring system automatically measures and controls color and register on the fly and at any speed. Integrated directly into the press, the measuring unit measures process colors, spot colors and register in the print control strip. Any corrections required are forwarded directly to the Prinect Press Center for adjustment. As the press does not need to be stopped for either make-ready or monitoring of the production run, Prinect Inpress Control achieves maximum productivity. That's high quality made easy."
Since its installation, the press has proven to be at least 50 percent faster than any other machine in the plant. It is important for L'Empreinte to show their client base that they invest in the best. Sebastien Chartrand said that when customers walk out to the pressroom, everything about the Speedmaster XL 105 speaks "Hi-Tech". This is what L'Empreinte's customers want in 2012. The new press meets their customers' changing needs and challenging requirements.
L'Empreinte, founded in 1986 and a perennial winner at the Grand Gutenberg Awards, has an excellent reputation for the high-end market and for added value technology services, offering to their clients a wide range of new services. Multi-channel marketing, website and applications development, digital services for the new markets, and now with the new Speedmaster XL-105 6-L the company offers state-of-the-art technology. The road for the company's further success looks bright!