Heidelberg’s POLAR N 78 Expands Capacities of Print Shops Everywhere
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Press release from the issuing company
Kennesaw, Ga. – AlphaGraphics and Griffiths Services Inc, along with several other companies throughout America, are replacing their old cutters for the new high speed, incredibly accurate POLAR N 78 cutters from Heidelberg to help expand their capacity and build additional business.
Highest Productivity, Maximum Flexibility
“Once we started looking for a new cutter and heard that we could invest in the new POLAR N 78, we knew it would be our next cutter,” said Mike Peissig, President of AlphaGraphics. “Its updated capabilities and faster speeds are perfect for our expanding company.”
Thanks to the POLAR N 78, AlphaGraphics has increased their cutter throughput by 20% thereby freeing up operator capacity for other jobs. The cutter offers a large variety of additional programmable functions, which create incredibly short makeready times and high productivity.
“Since expanding to digital, we have a lot of short runs,” said Peissig. “By programming the cutter, we know that the POLAR will do the job right. With only a touch of a button, we trust that we can go back to a certain program and it will be accurate.”
Since 1965, the professional team at AlphaGraphics has helped Montana businesses accomplish its marketing, print, and design goals. AlphaGraphics Missoula (previously known as Gateway Printing) started out as a commercial offset printer and has grown with the ever-changing market to provide nearly every type of visual communications imaginable.
The Value of Working with Heidelberg
Thanks to the POLAR OptiKnife, Griffiths extends the operating life of the knife as well as speeds up knife changes. It also has the greatest cutting accuracy due to the POLAR-Positioning-System DPS with a mechanical positioning accuracy of 1/100 mm.
Griffiths Services is no stranger to the full product range that Heidelberg offers. The company has the latest version of Prinect workflow that runs with their Suprasetter A 75. When moving over to their sheetfed department, Griffiths Services has 2 Speedmaster QM 46s and Speedmaster SM 74. Finishing up at their postpress department, the company has several older POLAR cutters including a POLAR 56 and 78 that run alongside their new POLAR N 78.
At the end of the day, Griffiths’ POLAR cutters earned their trust by having reliable performance, which is the reason why the POLAR cutter is the only cutter they install in their facility.
Since 1981, serving has been the number 1 priority for Griffiths Service Inc. It has unmatched service compared to competitors by making sure customers are happy with the final product. Services at Griffiths Services Inc include offset, signage, and digital.
Left to right: Mike Peissig, President of AlphaGraphics and Walt Griffiths, Production Manager of Griffiths Services Inc.
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