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Frazier Invests in Two Speedmaster XL 106 Presses

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

French print shop Frazier based in Paris ordered two Speedmaster XL 106 presses from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) at drupa 2012 - a four-color and a five-color, each with a coating unit and a print speed of 18,000 sheets an hour. These Peak Performance Class presses will be installed in the second half of 2012 and are the first of this series in Paris. Heidelberg premiered the Speedmaster XL 106 at drupa 2012, where it was the best¬seller during the trade show. Before making its investment, Frazier conducted various strict tests relating to quality and productivity. Both criteria are essential for the company, which specializes in high-quality, sophisticated print products. Frazier produces brochures for the luxury goods industry, posters, and annual reports. The two new presses will replace the three existing ones. This will save a great deal of space, which is a major benefit for companies based in the center of Paris. 

Frazier was founded in 1896 and is part of the FIROPA Group. The company currently employs 51 staff and has annual sales of EUR 9.6 million. "We opted for fully configured Speedmaster XL 106 presses to achieve maximum productivity and supply our customers with the best possible products," explains Managing Director Gérard Goujon. Both presses are equipped with the Prinect Inpress Control color measuring system, which automatically monitors and controls ink and register on the fly, thereby resulting in less waste and reaching the OK sheet faster. The investment also includes the AutoPlate XL plate changer, which enables simultaneous changing of all printing plates. The presses are easy to operate - for instance, users can start main functions such as the automatic blanket washup programs directly from the touchscreen on the feeder.

Presses score highly in sustainable printing
Frazier is heavily committed to environmental protection. The company was awarded the "Imprim'Vert" label and is therefore certified to FSC/PEFC and the ISO 14001 environ-mental standard. The new Speedmaster XL 106 presses are equipped with the FilterStar Compact, CleanStar, CombiStar, AirStar, and CoatingStar peripherals, which make them the best performing and most eco-friendly presses on the market. All the peripherals are cooled using a water/glycol-based ventilation system. Strict compliance with the specified emission limits and the energy efficiency of the new Speedmaster XL 106 presses are confirmed by the "Emission-tested Printing Press" quality seal awarded by the German Institution for Statutory Insurance and Prevention in the Printing and Paper Industry. 

Frazier is certified to ISO 12647-2 and is a member of the "Culture Papier" association. Only vegetable oil-based inks are used in production.


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