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Dunbar Printing Ramps Up With New Heidelberg Equipment

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga. – October 16, 2008 –Family-owned Dunbar Printing and Graphics has reached a milestone with the celebration of its 50th anniversary this year.  The company, located in Dunbar, W.V., has a new outlook on success after turning to Heidelberg for help in upgrading its prepress and bindery. Satisfied with the quality Heidelberg had already brought their pressroom, a trip to Heidelberg's Print Media Demonstration Center (PMDC) in Kennesaw, Ga. was planned and the decision made to purchase a Suprasetter A74 platesetter.

"Our search for the perfect platesetter was a long one, because we wanted a solution that was eco-friendly without compromising throughput," President Larry Hackworth said. "We wanted to improve our quality and reduce our cost, and Heidelberg fulfilled those wishes." The Suprasetter A74 is chemical-free and produces less waste; features which are not only cost-effective but are environmentally-friendly. "We now have better quality with Heidelberg Saphira chemfree plates and have reduced our cost with the Suprasetter A74," Print Solutions Consultant Aaron Mills, a third-generation family member, noted. "We were able to go to 200-line screen and match our inkjet proof to the press perfectly."

Mills describes Heidelberg's installation process for the platesetter as "above and beyond," citing the extra steps taken to ensure that the platesetter could be up and running quickly, reducing downtime and keeping the company at top speed. Soon after the Suprasetter was installed at Dunbar, a competitive cutter was replaced with a new Heidelberg POLAR 92X cutter in the bindery. "We made the decision to install a POLAR cutter purely on reputation," Mills reports. "Our bindery crew is very happy with how fast the new cutter is. It could not have come at a better time."

Dunbar Printing & Graphics serves large and small companies in West Virginia and beyond, including West Virginia's legislative printing. The company prides itself on customer service, no matter how small the project. "There are many small businesses in our area, and it is important to us to serve those small businesses just as well as any large client," Mills said. Loyalty to customers and employees is what has kept Dunbar Printing running for the last 50 years. With Heidelberg's help, the company is hoping the next 50 will be even more successful.