Kingery Printing Company Gains Flexibility, Expands Digital Offerings with Heidelberg’s Versafire EP
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Press release from the issuing company
Kennesaw, Ga. – Kingery Printing Company (KPC), a family-owned company in Effingham, Illinois, installed a Versafire EP from Heidelberg to satisfy its short-run workload and provide the flexibility it needs to allocate jobs between its digital and offset equipment.
Quality is No Longer a Determining Factor
“We no longer have to think about quality when we are deciding which press the work should go on,” said Mike Kingery, President of Kingery Printing Company. “The Versafire EP gives us the flexibility to use quantity as a determining factor, not quality. If the job fits on the SM 52, it will go there. If it makes more sense to put the job on the Versafire, we are equally confident printing the work there knowing that we are going to get the most cost-effective outcome with the same result either way.”
The Versafire EP will mostly focus on short-run static and variable-data saddlestitched work, which the plockmatic booklet maker at the end of the digital press will produce. According to Kingery, “Previously, we would have to print on the offset press, and then put it on the folder or stitcher as a separate operation. With the Plockmatic booklet maker on the Versafire EP, our material is folded and stapled, allowing everything to be finished inline.”
Technology Makes the Difference
The digital press includes a variety of advanced technologies including the automatic high-precision inline registration, which actively controls every sheet so that the sheets are steered and adjusted automatically. Additionally, the inline sensor on the Versafire EP color calibrates the engine automatically —making this press simple to use for all printers. According to Kingery, “It’s the technology inside the Versafire that is really going to make a difference for our customers.”
Heidelberg — Dedicated to Service
KPC is no stranger to Heidelberg’s service due to its existing equipment, which includes three Suprasetters, a Speedmaster SM 102-10P, a Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor, a Stahlfolder TX 96, and 3 POLAR 115 cutters. “We have a very strong relationship with Heidelberg, so we feel confident with the support we receive from them,” said Kingery. “They know everything about our operation, our equipment, and what we are trying to accomplish, so even if we don’t know the right question to ask them, they always know the right answer.”
Mike Kingery, President of Kingery Printing Company.
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