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Heidelberg USA Announces New Product Installation Report

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KENNESAW, Ga. – August 1, 2005 – Heidelberg USA announces the following sample of new product installations: Advance Graphics & Printing Increases Efficiency with Quickmaster 46 DI Advance Graphics & Printing, Inc., located in Chandler, Okla., recently added a new four-color Quickmaster 46 DI press to increase production. The color management system and fast plate imaging on the press have increased productivity and reduced labor for the family-owned shop. Founded in 1983, Advance Graphics & Printing serves clients nationwide, including real estate agencies and auction houses. The general commercial shop also relies on Heidelberg consumables products - ranging from plates to packing and blankets – for its prepress and printing needs. AJ Images Installs POLAR 115 XT Cutter with Compucut AJ Images, a printing, bindery and electronic prepress imaging center based in Roselle, N.J., recently installed a POLAR 115 XT with POLAR RA-4 Jogger and Compucut from Heidelberg. The new cutter was chosen to increase efficiency in the shop while enabling the company to produce larger volumes of commercial print jobs for its national and regional client base. Founded in 1967, AJ Images specializes in the production of medium-run, high-quality printed communications. The small- to mid-sized shop houses 25 employees, and has been a Heidelberg customer for 30 years. Executive Printing & Direct Mail Adds New POLAR 78 X Cutter Executive Printing & Direct Mail, Inc., located in Elmsford, N.Y., recently installed a POLAR 78 X cutter to upgrade its existing bindery equipment. The shop is using the new cutter to produce materials such as booklets, direct mail and promotional materials. Founded in 1987, Executive Printing is a family-owned and operated general commercial printer that houses eight employees. The shop services local hospitals, social service organizations and academic institutions. Midlands Technical College Installs Prosetter 52 Midlands Technical College of Columbia, S.C., recently installed a Heidelberg Prosetter 52 to train students on real-world commercial printing technology. The Commercial Graphic Communications department now uses complete computer-to-plate imaging systems and has eliminated film and stripping from its shop. The Prosetter allows professors to bridge the gap between the digital printing and traditional sheetfed offset production. Currently enrolling approximately 40 active students, the department produces strictly educational work at its shop. Midlands Tech uses Heidelberg consumables products, including Saphira Violet plates, Saphira Violet chemicals and filters. Millennium Bindery Services Increases Productivity with Stitchmaster ST 270 Millennium Bindery Services, Ltd. of New York, N.Y., recently added a Stitchmaster ST 270 with an eight-page B 26 folder option to increase workload capacity. Since the installation, the shop has seen a 50 percent increase in production due to more efficient equipment. Founded in 1998, Millennium is an all-Heidelberg bindery housing 65 employees. The shop serves financial printers, commercial printers and print brokers. Morrison Printing Company Installs Printmaster GTO 52 Perfecting Press Morrison Printing Company, based in Oklahoma City, Okla., recently upgraded its existing equipment with the installation of a Printmaster GTO 52 five-color press with perfector. The new press has increased shop production due to faster makeready times and ease of operation. Currently, the shop is using the new press to produce general commercial work such as brochures and direct mailing pieces. Founded in 1937, Morrison Printing is a small, general commercial printer primarily servicing local and regional clients, including advertising agencies and graphic designers. Parker Printing Doubles Productivity with POLAR 92 X Cutter From Heidelberg Parker Printing, Inc. of Cedartown, Ga., recently updated its bindery equipment with the addition of a new POLAR 92 X cutter. The family-owned shop installed the new cutter to create better cuts on four-color process jobs ranging from 23x35 sheets to business cards. Since the installation, the shop's production levels have doubled. Founded in 1992, Parker Printing houses nine employees and services colleges, hospitals and retailers nationwide. Roberts Printing Increases Productivity with Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 Roberts Printing reported a 25 percent increase in productivity and substantial quality improvements resulting from the recent addition of a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74 perfecting press to its all-Heidelberg pressroom. Since the installation, the highly automated press has enabled the Clearwater, Fla.-based commercial sheetfed printer to reduce its shift schedule while significantly boosting pressroom capacity. Roberts Printing produces a broad range of high-quality short-to-long-run, single-to-six-color work for a loyal customer base. Established as a storefront operation in 1968, the $8 million general commercial sheetfed printer recorded 10 percent annual sales growth in each of the past five years. Sir Speedy Increases Production with New Quickmaster DI 46 Sir Speedy of Paramus, N.J., has increased production and capacity with the recent installation of a four-color Quickmaster DI 46 press from Heidelberg. The new press is being used to produce small runs of commercial work at 10,000 impressions per hour with consistent quality. In addition, the shop now is able to produce work that once took a week to complete in less than three days. Founded in 1979, Sir Speedy is a small family-owned printer that houses seven employees. The shop services regional clients such as advertising agencies, small local businesses and corporations. The Journeyman Press Adds Speedmaster CD 102 to All-Heidelberg Pressroom The Journeyman Press, Inc. of Newburyport, Mass. recently added a new Speedmaster CD 102 to its pressroom to fulfill straight configuration needs. Since the installation, the shop's productivity has increased by approximately 30 percent. In addition, the Speedmaster CD 102 has enabled the shop to run heavier sheets with virtually no marking. The general commercial printer produces a full range of materials on the new press, including advertisements, point of purchase items and brochures. Founded in 1979, The Journeyman Press is an all-Heidelberg shop that houses 55 employees, and services clients in the healthcare, biomedical, educational and research fields. TriStar Graphics Doubles Output with Press, Prepress Equipment from Heidelberg A branch of TriStar Graphics Group, Inc. in Monroe, La. recently doubled its output capabilities with the addition of a Speedmaster 52 four-color press and a Prosetter 52. The new equipment is being used to produce a wide range of materials, including brochures, labels and coupons. Founded in 1988, TriStar Graphics houses 55 employees in two locations and services clients in 12 states. The general commercial printer features full Heidelberg workflow systems, in both its Lafayette, La. and Monroe plants. Twomey Print Shop Increases Production with New Printmaster QM 46 Twomey Print Shop at Loyola University, based in New Orleans, La., recently installed a Printmaster QM 46 press from Heidelberg to expand its capabilities to include two-color work. The new press is being used to produce annual reports, newsletters, business cards and brochures at speeds averaging 5,000 impressions per hour. With the new Printmaster QM 46, Twomey has increased productivity and can complete large jobs in-house that once had to be outsourced. Founded in 1980, this small, in-plant shop houses three employees and services Loyola University and local nonprofit organizations. The Printmaster QM 46 is Twomey Print Shop's first Heidelberg press. Vicknair Printing Develops Modern Workflow with Heidelberg's Prosetter 74 Vicknair Printing recently transitioned its prepress department from film processing to computer-to-plate technology with the addition of a Prosetter 74 platesetter with MetaDimension and Signa software. Vicknair Printing is located in Plaquemine, La., and caters to regional clients in the industrial, insurance and financial industries. Founded in 1978, the family-owned and operated general commercial print shop houses eight employees. Vicknair Printing has been a Heidelberg customer for more than 20 years. Wallace Graphics Adds New Prosetter 102 and Prinect Interface Wallace Graphics, located in Stone Mountain, Ga., recently added a Prosetter 102 violet platesetter and Prinect prepress interface to improve efficiency and to accommodate the four-color Speedmaster SM 102 installed earlier this year. The new equipment has made the prepress process faster, more efficient and more accurate. Wallace Graphics is a mid-size general commercial printer that services a regional customer base of universities, credit unions, insurance companies and religious organizations. The shop houses 35 employees and has been in business since 1987. Warrior Press Installs New Quicksetter 400E Warrior Press in Lewiston, Idaho recently installed a new Quicksetter 400E imagesetter with online polyprocessor to increase productivity and improve efficiency in the prepress department. The shop also purchased Cristala Quickplate Silver polyester plates, made specifically for Heidelberg imagesetters. With the new Quickmaster 400E, Warrior Press now creates plates in-house. In addition, the imagesetter has made the shop's prepress process faster and more efficient. The mid-sized in-plant printer services Lewis-Clark College and local nonprofit agencies. Warrior Press has been in operation for two years and houses five employees.