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Ann Arbor Shop Produces more than 1 Million Impressions on new Speedmaster

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga. – December 18, 2008 – Malloy Inc., a premier book printing company in Ann Arbor, Mich., recently installed a Speedmaster SM 52 with Anicolor and a Suprasetter A52 platesetter, both from Heidelberg. The new installations are already enhancing productivity for the shop, which produced more than 1.1 million impressions on the press in the first 30 days of production. “The Anicolor technology significantly reduces make-ready time and brings us up to color quickly,” Malloy’s Vice President and General Manager Peter Shima said. “Our make-ready waste is also substantially less than before.”

The company replaced an older model press with the SM 52, which the company is primarily using to produce book covers. “We can produce about three covers per hour already, and we are still in the learning phase,” Shima said. “The SM 52 really lives up to its advertising in terms of waste reduction, image quality and productivity – and the registration is dead-on.” The press was installed with Heidelberg’s Systemservice 36plus package, which allows for 36 months of service support, maintenance, repair support and replacements. Malloy chose to install Heidelberg’s accompanying platesetter, the Suprasetter A52, which images small- and mid-format plates that coordinate perfectly with the SM 52. With runs averaging 4,000 copies or less, the smaller format is “a perfect fit.”

As one of the early adopters of CtP almost 15 years ago, Malloy is accustomed to embracing the latest technologies. The company runs a variety of Heidelberg equipment, including a Speedmaster SM 74 used for printing covers, a Speedmaster SM 102 used for printing text, and several POLAR cutters. Malloy Inc. has 285 employees who print and bind books for national accounts. The company focuses on soft-cover and case-bound books, and was founded in 1960.




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