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Heidelberg USA Announces New Product Installation Report

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KENNESAW, Ga. – November 18, 2004 – Heidelberg USA announces the following sample of new product installations: Alphagraphics Increases Production With New Printmaster QM 46 Layton, Utah-based Alphagraphics reports that since installing a new Printmaster QM 46 press makeready has decreased and production has increased between 45 percent and 50 percent. Alphagraphics, a family-owned and operated quick printer that celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, is using the new press to produce, among other things, flyers and business cards for a variety of customers, including hotel and manufacturing companies. Artcraft Printers Adds Quicksetter, Printmaster QM 46 Artcraft Printers, based in Latrobe, Pa., recently added a Quicksetter to its prepress department and a new Printmaster QM 46 to its pressroom. The family-owned and operated commercial printer, which opened in 1946, reports that the new equipment enables it to handle four-color projects, including sports cards, letterhead, envelopes and brochures for manufacturers, lumber companies, hospitals, doctors and lawyers. Artpol Printing Adds New Press, Prepress Equipment Artpol Printing, located in Chicago, Ill., recently installed a two-color GTO press and a Quicksetter 400 with plate processor. The new equipment is being used to produce books, newsletters and catalogs. Since the installation, the shop has noted a 60 percent increase in overall production. Founded in 1993, Artpol Printing is a small general commercial print shop that houses four employees. Brandon’s Printing Installs Speedmaster 74-DI From Heidelberg Brandon’s Printing of Norcross, Ga., recently installed a 6-color Speedmaster SM 74-DI press. The new system is being used to produce business collateral, newsletters, catalogs, fliers and posters. Since the installation of the new press, the shop has expanded and production has increased substantially. Brandon’s Printing is a family-owned and operated general commercial print shop that has been in business for 20 years. The shop services a wide range of clients, including real estate companies and advertising agencies. California State University Installs Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 California State University, based in San Bernardino, Calif., has added its first piece of Heidelberg equipment, a new two-color Printmaster QM 46. The school, which produces business cards, posters, forms and brochures for the university community, reports that the new press has increased production to 6,000 impressions per hour from 4,500 impressions per hour. Central Printing Adds Heidelberg Prepress, Postpress Equipment Central Printing Company has cut production time in half since it installed a new Stitchmaster ST 90 stitcher and MetaDimension and SignaStation prepress solutions last month. The all-Heidelberg shop, based in Beckley, W.V., is using the new equipment to produce a variety of printed pieces, including magazines, brochures, letterhead and posters for a nearby university and the local tourism industry. ColorGraphic Printing Installs Speedmaster SM 52, Speedmaster SM 74 ColorGraphic Printing reports faster makeready and an increase in production with the recent installation of a new five-color Speedmaster SM 52 and a six-color Speedmaster SM 74. ColorGraphic is a 35-year-old commercial printer based in Springfield, Mo. The all-Heidelberg shop is using the Speedmaster SM 74 to produce brochures and catalogues and the Speedmaster SM 52, which replaced an earlier version of the press, to make newsletters, envelopes, letterhead and short-run brochures for a variety of customers, including advertising agencies, colleges, healthcare institutions and manufacturing companies. Color World Printers Replaces Press With Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 Color World Printers, a 37-year-old commercial printer based in Bozeman, Mont., has replaced a Heidelberg GTO and a Ryobi two-color press with a new Printmaster QM 46. The company, which reports faster runs and improved makeready on the new press, produces business cards, letterhead, flyers, envelopes and postcards for regional manufacturers, ski resorts and hotels. Creative Impressions Installs Two Heidelberg Presses Creative Impressions of Royal Oak, Mich., recently installed a 2-color Printmaster QM 46 and a 4-color Speedmaster SM 74 with perfector. The new presses are being used to produce fliers, brochures, books and posters, among other general commercial materials. Since the installation, the shop’s business has increased by more than 25 percent. Creative Impressions is a general commercial printer servicing local and national clients including advertising agencies, Fortune 500 companies and retail businesses. Harte Bindery & Mailing Installs Heidelberg Stahlfolders Harte Bindery & Mailing, located in Phoenix, Ariz., recently added a TD 66 Stahlfolder with continuous feed and a Stahl digital folder. The new postpress systems are being used to finish brochures and other general commercial materials at the all-Heidelberg shop. Since the installation, capacity at Harte Bindery has doubled. Founded in 1993, Harte Bindery is a commercial trade bindery servicing large commercial printers throughout the Southwest. Liberty Graphic Productions Updates Postpress Equipment Liberty Graphic Productions, Inc., located in New Hope, Minn., recently installed a POLAR 115X cutter. The new system replaces an older POLAR cutter and is being used to produce general commercial work within the shop. Since the installation, both product quality and efficiency has increased significantly. Founded in 1980, Liberty Graphic Productions services a local and national client base in a variety of industries. Millersville University Upgrades To CTP With Heidelberg Prepress Equipment Millersville University, based in Lancaster, Pa., recently upgraded its Printing and Duplicating Center to a computer-to-plate workflow with the installation of Heidelberg’s Prinect Printready and Prosetter 74 device. Millersville had been experiencing an increase in demand for four-color work, so the need to produce twice as many plates per four-color job became an important factor in the decision to undertake the conversion to computer-to-plate. The in-plant provides printing, copying, binding and mailing support primarily for the University’s Communications and Marketing department. Other work includes University stationery, letterhead, envelopes, and business cards in runs from 500 to 10,000. Ollis Enterprises Replaces Press With Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 Ollis Enterprises, Inc., located in Boone, N.C., recently replaced a Ryobi press with a two-color Printmaster QM 46 from Heidelberg. The new press is being used to produce two-color general commercial work such as letterhead, envelopes, business cards and brochures. Since the installation, efficiency within the shop had increased significantly. Founded in 1982, Ollis Enterprises is a high-speed quick printing shop that specializes in meeting tight deadlines. With 15 full-time employees, Ollis services clients such as charitable organizations and universities. P&J Graphics Increases Efficiencies with Heidelberg GTO 52 Press P&J Graphics, Inc., recently installed a five-color GTO 52 press with perfecting unit. Currently, the new press is being used to produce brochures, newsletters, letterhead and other four-color general commercial work. Since the installation, P&J Graphics has noted a substantial increase in efficiency and production time has been cut by 50 percent. This family-owned and operated general commercial print shop was founded in 1987. P&J Graphics houses 13 employees and services a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, graphic designers, advertising agencies, financial institutions and small businesses. Page One Printing Adds Heidelberg Equipment Throughout Shop Page One Printing, a family-owned and operated commercial printer in Pittsburgh, Pa., recently added a Prosetter 74 and proofing system to its prepress department, a five-color Speedmaster 74 to its pressroom and a new POLAR cutter to its bindery. The all-Heidelberg shop reports that the new equipment has cut makeready by 50 percent, increased the quality of work made more efficient the workflow out of the prepress area and increased production. Page One said that just two months after installation, revenue doubled. Perfect Printing Installs Heidelberg Prosetter 52 Perfect Printing, a family-owned and operated general commercial printer in Norcross, Ga., recently installed a Prosetter 52 and proofing system. The new equipment is being used to generate proofs and plates for four-color business collateral products, including product literature and letterhead. Founded in 1986, Perfect Printing houses 13 employees and services clients in the manufacturing industry. Rose Press Updates Bindery, Installs Heidelberg DI Press Rose Press Incorporated, an all-Heidelberg shop based in Mount Vernon, N.Y., recently installed a new six-color Speedmaster SM 74 with perfector and coater and a B-20 folder. The general commercial printer also updated its bindery this month with a new knife unit. Rose Press, a family-owned and operated business, reports “substantially less” makeready and a 25 percent increase in production since installation. The company, which works customers ranging from small businesses to financial and pharmaceutical companies, is using the new Speedmaster SM 74 and postpress equipment to produce brochures, newsletters, booklets and postcards. St. Petersburg Sir Speedy Improves Makeready With New Printmaster QM 46 A family-owned and operated Sir Speedy based in St. Petersburg, Fla., recently installed a new two-color Printmaster QM 46 to produce, among other things, brochures, newsletters and letterhead. Since installation in October, the Sir Speedy shop reports that set-up time has been reduced by 50 percent to 60 percent. The 18-year-old shop serves a full-range of customers, including advertising, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies. Unisys Expands In-House Bindery With POLAR 66E Cutter Unisys of Plymouth, Mich., recently added a POLAR 66E cutter to its in-house bindery. Currently, the new system is being used to finish CD covers, brochures and other materials. The addition of the new cutter has decreased the workload on two previously existing POLAR 92 cutters within the shop. Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company that has been in business for more than 131 years. Its in-house print shop occasionally services outside customers. Whitmore Printing Installs New POLAR 92XT Cutter Whitmore Printing, a family-owned and operated commercial printer based in Lancaster, Pa., recently upgraded its bindery with a new POLAR 92XT cutter. The company, which has been doing business for more than 130 years, replaced an older competitor’s cutter with the new generation POLAR cutter in order to handle its growing volume – from 230-to-250 jobs per month to between 400 and 450 jobs per month. The company serves a local and regional clientele, producing materials ranging from business cards to full-color annual reports and high-end four-, five- and six-color pieces. Zebra Graphics Drives Workflow Efficiency With Prinect Zebra Graphics, a small commercial printer in Paducah, Ky., has added a new Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74 press and Prinect workflow solutions, including Prinance, SignaStation, Printready, MetaDimension, Prepress Interface and a CP2000 consol. Owner Steve Hagan said that for today’s printers, “it’s either be efficient or die.” It’s “crucial,” he said, to drive efficiency into the print workflow. The new press and Prinect equipment is expected to help Zebra to diversify in its market. The shop opened in 1997 and has been averaging 20% growth annually. Hagan expects to post about $1.5 million in sales this year.