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Heidelberg USA Announces New Product Installation Report

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KENNESAW, Ga. – May 31, 2005 – Heidelberg USA announces the following sample of new product installations: Acculink Adds Sixth Printmaster QM 46 from Heidelberg Acculink of Greenville, N.C. recently added its sixth Printmaster QM 46 press from Heidelberg to increase capacity and meet growing customer demand. The shop is using the newest press to print a variety of general commercial work from business stationery to posters at approximately 9,000 impressions per hour. Founded in 1980, Acculink houses 85 employees in an 85,000 square-foot facility. The company is one of the largest index tab providers on the East Coast and specializes in providing short-run printing services for printing distributors, commercial printers, in-house print shops and graphic design agencies. All American Printing Center Experiences Benefits of New Printmaster QM 46 All American Printing Center recently installed a Printmaster QM 46 for production of its one- and two- color print jobs such as books and other small-quantity work. Since the installation, the shop has benefited from a reduction in makeready time and the “hands-off” operation enabled by the highly automated machine. All American Printing Center noted that the auto plate format works extremely well, and the company has been pleased with the customization of the Printmaster. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the family-owned and operated commercial printer owned by Jeff Warshaw has serviced a loyal client base for more than twenty years. Cass Technical High School Fills New Facility with Heidelberg Equipment Cass Technical High School, located in Detroit, Mich., recently installed prepress, press and bindery equipment from Heidelberg in its new $150 million facility. The new equipment includes a B20 Stahlfolder, a POLAR 66 cutter, a single-color Printmaster QM 46, a two-color Printmaster QM 46, a Quicksetter 300E image setter and a paper drill hole puncher. The three-year graphic arts program at Cass Technical High School is geared towards college-bound students who are interested in pursuing a career in the printing industry. Approximately 120 students in grades 10, 11 and 12 participate in the program each semester. Commercial Printers, Inc. Makes Safe Bet on New POLAR High Speed Cutter 115 XT Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Commercial Printers, Inc. recently welcomed a new POLAR High Speed Cutter 115 XT, the second POLAR cutter to join the shop. In keeping with its commitment to provide a safe work environment for employees, Commercial Printers wanted the new cutter to be the safest in the industry, a condition that the POLAR passed with flying colors. With the new POLAR cutter in place, the general commercial printer can continue to provide quality work for its customers while benefiting from increased speed and productivity. Specializing in a full range of commercial print offerings, such as letterhead, brochures and business cards, the shop uses state-of-the-art technology to produce results for its loyal customer base. In business for more than 35 years, Commercial Printers houses 55 employees. Graphics Type and Color Adds POLAR High Speed Cutter 115 X to All-Heidelberg Shop Based in Miami, Graphics Type and Color specializes in commercial printing for the entertainment industry, providing a range of advertising solutions such as flyers, menus and business cards for clubs, restaurants and other venues. The company recently added a new POLAR High Speed Cutter 115 X to its all-Heidelberg shop to increase production of its 12-point and 14-point cardstock. With the addition of the new cutter, the shop has seen production levels rise and reports that the equipment has worked very well from installation to production. Founded in 1994, Graphics Type and Color currently has 49 employees. Laurel Valley Graphics Increases Production with New Speedmaster CD 74 Laurel Valley Graphics recently installed their seventh Heidelberg machine – a new Speedmaster CD 74 – to keep pace with an increase in business volume. The new press is used for production of the company’s wide range of general commercial printing work and has an approximate output of 15,000 impressions per hour. Since the installation, the shop has seen an increase in production and benefited from the high level of automation of the Speedmaster. The company notes that the new Speedmaster is even more user friendly than their previous Heidelberg machines, all of which are easy to use and operate. Founded in 1993, Latrobe, Penn.-based Laurel Valley Graphics is owned and operated by John and Diane Watson and houses 19 employees. Lynx Print Speeds Production with New POLAR 66 Cutter Mansfield, Mass.-based Lynx Print recently installed a POLAR 66 cutter for finishing its four-color commercial print jobs. The company chose the POLAR based on Heidelberg’s brand recognition and the machine’s high-end cutting capabilities and easily-programmable features. Since the installation, Lynx Print has seen very positive results, including increased speed and efficiency in the shop. Founded in 2004, the small commercial printer produces a wide range of materials such as post cards, brochures, corporate identity pieces and newsletters for its clients. Rex Three, Inc. Produces Results with New POLAR High Speed Cutter 115 XT Rex Three, Inc. recently installed a new POLAR High Speed Cutter 115 XT with Compucut, automatic jogger, built-in scale, air lift table, conveyor and palletizer to increase throughput in the bindery. Since the installation, the company has seen numerous benefits from the fast and accurate programming enabled by the Compucut feature as well as an increase in productivity and decrease in makeready times from the new cutting system. Based in Sunrise, Fla., Rex Three, Inc. has been in business for nearly 50 years, with original founder, Julius Miller, still coming into the shop daily. Rex Three provides commercial printing, packaging, prepress, mailing and fulfillment and digital printing services and houses 200 employees. Ross Printing Co. Installs POLAR 115 XT Cutter from Heidelberg Ross Printing Co., located in Spokane, Wash., recently installed a POLAR 115 XT cutter with Compucut to increase automation within the bindery. The shop is using the new postpress equipment to finish catalog work and labels. Founded in 1917, Ross Printing is a regional leader in full-color promotional litho, high-resolution UV flexo labels and print-on-demand digital sheets and labels. The mid-sized, general commercial printer houses 26 employees and services a regional and national client base of advertising agencies, pharmaceutical corporations and high-tech companies. Royal Printing Service Installs Printmaster PM 74, POLAR High Speed Cutter 115 XT Royal Printing Service has added a Printmaster PM 74 and a POLAR High Speed Cutter 115 XT to its shop. The new equipment helps the West New York, NJ-based commercial printer produce a broad range of jobs from brochures, flyers and stationery work to inserts, catalogues and magazines. With the new Printmaster, Royal Printing has been able to establish a footprint in the mid-size market and make pricing more competitive for medium-sized run, four-color jobs. The new press also has enabled the shop to increase production capacity and speed turn-around time. Once jobs reach the postpress stage, Royal Printing’s new POLAR cutter helps them deliver customer work faster. The shop has noticed added benefits from features of the POLAR, such as the ability to perform maintenance faster, handle larger lifts of paper and achieve more accurate cutting. Founded in 1932, Royal Printing Services boasts a full art department, prep, printing and bindery and has 40 employees dedicated to servicing customers from the New Jersey area and beyond. The Brandt Company Increases Productivity with Two New Presses from Heidelberg The Brandt Company, based in Davenport, Iowa, recently installed a four-color Speedmaster SM 102 press with perfector, coater and access control and a six-color Speedmaster CD 74 with coater, extended delivery and image control. With the recent installations, the formerly half-size shop has increased its capabilities to include larger formats. Currently, the general commercial printer is using the new presses to print marketing and product literature for the education, healthcare, retail and service sectors. The Brandt Company is a family-owned and operated shop that provides printing, fulfillment and bindery services to a regional and national client base. The shop was founded in 1970 and houses 58 employees. The Processors Adds Fully-Loaded Speedmaster SM 74 to Pressroom The Processors of Irwindale, Calif. recently added a five-color Speedmaster SM 74 with perfector and coater to its pressroom to increase capacity. Currently, the company is using the new press to print direct mail advertising pieces for a client base of local and national customers. The Processors is a family-owned and operated general commercial print shop specializing in 24-hour turnaround projects. Founded in 1974, the all-Heidelberg shop houses 19 employees and services advertising agencies and network-based companies. Whitmore Printing Increases Capacity with Speedmaster SM 74, Prinect Prinance Lancaster, Pa.-based Whitmore Printing recently installed a five-color Speedmaster SM 74 with aqueous coater and the Prinect Prinance Print Management System from Heidelberg to expand capabilities and decrease turn around time. Currently, the family-owned and operated shop is using the new press to print everything from business cards to annual reports. Whitmore Printing is a small, full-range commercial printer with 31 employees that services small local businesses as well as regional clients. Founded in 1873, the shop brought in $6 million is sales in 2004.

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