Heidelberg Speedmaster presses strengthen Quad/Graphics’ global print platforms
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Press release from the issuing company
Kennesaw, Ga. – Heidelberg USA announced today that Quad/Graphics, a global marketing services provider, has recently invested in four new Heidelberg Speedmaster presses to support its commercial, packaging and in-store platforms. The investment reflects Quad/Graphics’ long-standing commitment to using leading-edge technology to help brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively through print in combination with other media channels.
Unique Commercial Capabilities
Quad/Graphics’ Dallas location – part of the company’s Commercial & Specialty group, which focuses on short-run and print-on-demand catalogs, case-bound books, direct mail and promotional items – recently purchased a Speedmaster XL 106-8P+L with X4 delivery. This press is the first in the world to be equipped with 3 types of UV capabilities: full UV, LE UV and LED.
This elite hybrid press reaches speeds up to 18,000 sheets per hour with makereadies of less than 4 minutes. The Heidelberg XL 106 8-color perfector outshines the competition in terms of productivity and efficiency. In fact, users of the XL 106 often produce well over 50 million sheets per year.
“Our Dallas plant has a reputation for award-winning quality printing and forward-thinking innovation on behalf of leading brands,” said Tim Ohnmacht, Quad/Graphics President of Marketing Solutions. “Our latest press investment makes this an exciting time for Quad and our customers as we continue to provide the most advanced and integrated end-to-end marketing solutions.”
In addition to the Dominican Republic location, QuadPackaging also made a recent investment in a new Speedmaster XL 106 press for its Spartanburg, South Carolina location.
With the two new XL 106 investments, QuadPackaging is expanding overall capacity, quality and performance to best support its growing customer base for both plants.
With industry-leading speeds, quality and makeready performance, Heidelberg’s VLF platform is fit to serve both the short-run display market as well as high-volume leaders in the packaging industry.
Heidelberg recently celebrated the installation of its 1000th VLF printing unit.
Heidelberg and Quad/Graphics have a long-standing partnership built on innovation and operational excellence.
“We are thrilled to continue this partnership as they begin this next chapter and engage new opportunities,” said Ed Young, Vice President, National Accounts for Heidelberg USA.
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