KENNESAW, Ga. - July 12, 2007 -When Daily Printing, Plymouth, Minn. recently installed a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 with Image Control and coating unit to add capacity and boost productivity, it quickly learned what it's like to have a very hungry press. “The press is unbelievably fast. It just devours paper,” says Dan Sandvik, vice president, production.
The company feeds the XL 105's voracious appetite for paper a diet of long-run commercial brochures, point-of-purchase materials and other commercial printing. Sandvik, who also does plant scheduling, finds that jobs are getting done in half the time, the result of greatly reduced makeready times and real production speeds of 18,000 sph on the XL 105. “We're still getting used to it,” he says.
At Daily Printing, one learning curve leads naturally into another. The company expects to install a Heidelberg Suprasetter MCL with full prepress workflow (Printready, Meta Dimension, Signa Station) in August. The company already hosts a wide variety of Heidelberg equipment in its pressroom and bindery, including a 6-color Speedmaster CD 74 with coater, a 2-color SM 102 perfector, and a pair of 6-color CD 102s equipped with coaters, in addition to POLAR cutting systems and Stahlfolders in various sizes and configurations and a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 400 6-pocket saddlestitcher.
“We already have a long-running relationship with Heidelberg, based on the quality and reliability of its equipment and service,” Sandvik says, “and we foresee a long and satisfying future in partnership with Heidelberg.”