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Heidelberg USA Announces New Product Installation Report

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KENNESAW, Ga. – November 1, 2005 – Heidelberg USA announces the following sample of new product installations: Allegra Print & Imaging of Seattle Adds Printmaster QM 46 Press from Heidelberg Allegra Print & Imaging of Seattle recently added a two-color Printmaster QM 46 to increase productivity. The new press is being used to produce letterhead, envelopes, brochures, flyers and newsletters at speeds averaging 8,000 impressions per hour. Since the installation, Allegra Print & Imaging of Seattle has noted increased productivity and efficiency. Founded in 1989, this small general commercial printer houses 10 employees. Allegra Print & Imaging of Seattle is located north of downtown Seattle, Wash. and serves a broad range of small to medium size business customers. Boyd Brothers Installs Speedmaster SM 102 with CutStar Boyd Brothers Inc., located in Panama City, Fla., recently installed its second eight-color Speedmaster SM 102 with perfector and CutStar roll sheeter. The all-Heidelberg printer decided to install the new press after experiencing substantial reductions in production and paper costs from its first eight-color Speedmaster press with CutStar. Since the installation, Boyd Brothers has significantly reduced its printing rates, thus obtaining more business and increasing profitability. Founded in 1931, Boyd Brothers is a family-owned and operated shop that specializes in publication-type and general commercial work. The shop houses 105 employees and services regional clients within a 250-mile radius of Panama City, Fla. Brown’s Bindery Enters Commercial Market with Postpress Equipment from Heidelberg Brown’s Bindery, located in Columbia, S.C., recently installed a Heidelberg ECO 105 folder gluer, a Stahlfolder SSP 82 scoring, slitting and perforating machine and a KAMA 105 die-cutter. The new additions have expanded the shop’s postpress capabilities, thus supporting the shop’s transition from a traditional trade bindery to a commercial finishing and fulfillment business. Since the installations, the shop has grown its customer base due to expanded applications abilities and faster turnaround times. Founded in 1984, Brown’s Bindery is a family-owned and operated business. Colorado Printing Co. Installs New Speedmaster SM 102 Colorado Printing Co., based in Grand Junction, Colo., recently added a 10-color Speedmaster SM 102 press with perfector to increase capacity. The press is used to produce a wide range of general commercial work, including short-run magazines and an assortment of marketing materials. The new equipment satisfies customer demand for quality and enables the shop to handle larger workloads more efficiently. The SM 102 is the newest addition to an all-Heidelberg shop, which includes several Speedmaster presses running alongside Heidelberg cutters, folders and stitchers. Founded in 1947, Colorado Printing Co. earns approximately $15 million in revenue and houses more than 100 employees. Composite Forms, Inc. Improves Quality with Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 Composite Forms, Inc., located in Port Chester, N.Y., recently installed a two-color Printmaster QM 46 from Heidelberg to enhance its small-format printing capabilities. The QM 46 enables the shop to produce more complex work while significantly boosting output. Since the installation, Composite Forms reports increases in its small-format workload due to improvements in quality and productivity. The shop produces a wide range of materials on the new press, including cut-sheet work, direct marketing pieces and various business materials. Founded in 1978, Composite Forms, Inc. is a family-owned and operated general commercial printer that services primarily corporate clients at both local and national levels. Ford Press Increases Production with Printmaster PM 52 Ford Press, based in Leesburg, Fla., recently installed a four-color Printmaster PM 52 from Heidelberg to increase efficiency. The new press is being used to produce four-color work, including brochures, postcards and newsletters at an average of 11,000 impressions per hour. Since the installation, Ford Press has increased its productivity efficiency and quality of work. Ford Press is a mid-sized general commercial printer that serves mostly local clients including advertising agencies and corporations. Founded in 1957, the family-owned and operated shop houses 18 employees. Galaxy Press Installs New Heidelberg Prosetter 74 CtP Galaxy Press, based in Concord, Calif., recently installed a new Prosetter 74 CtP to increase productivity and improve efficiency in the prepress department. The shop also purchased Saphira Violet Plates and chemistry, designed specifically for Heidelberg platesetters. With the new Prosetter 74, Galaxy Press now uses complete computer-to-plate imaging systems and has eliminated film and stripping from its shop. The mid-size commercial printer serves a regional clientele, including advertising agencies, brokerages, media groups and large corporations. The family-owned and operated shop was founded in 1977 and houses 10 employees. Gangi Graphics Enters Four-Color Market with Printmaster GTO 52 Gangi Graphics, located in Brick, N.J., increased production and improved quality with the recent addition of a four-color Heidelberg Printmaster GTO 52. Installed to meet increasing customer demand, the press enables the shop to produce four-color jobs in one run. The shop is using the new press to produce four-color work, including flyers, brochures and business reports. Founded in 1993, Gangi Graphics is a family-owned general commercial printer housing seven employees. The shop services a wide range of clients, including large corporations, small businesses and academic institutions. Gillespie Printing, Inc. Increases Quality with Printmaster PM 52 and Prosetter 52 Gillespie Printing, Inc., located in Catasauqua, Pa., recently transitioned into the five-color market with the addition of a Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 with perfector. Since the installation, the shop has reported increases in efficiency and workload capacity. In addition to the PM 52, Gillespie Printing installed a Heidelberg Prosetter 52 to move from polyester platesetting to a more advanced computer-to-plate system, thus increasing plate size and producing higher-quality work. Gillespie Printing uses Heidelberg consumables products, including Saphira Violet Plates and chemistry. Founded in 1956, Gillespie Printing houses 12 employees and serves a local clientele that includes corporations and academic institutions. Heritage Press Increases Profitability with Printmaster QM 46 and Quicksetter 300E Heritage Press, based in Signal Hill, Calif., recently installed a two-color Printmaster QM 46 and a Quicksetter 300E imagesetter from Heidelberg to increase efficiency and eliminate outsourcing. The new press enables the shop to produce most work in-house, resulting in lower costs and higher profits. To compliment its new prepress equipment, Heritage Press uses Heidelberg consumables products, including Cristala Quickplate polyester plates and chemistry. Founded in 1982, Heritage Press is a family-owned and operated general commercial printer that houses three employees. The shop services a wide range of clients, including engineering firms, hospitals and churches. JaM Printing Increases Productivity with Printmaster QM 46 JaM Printing, located in Elmsford, N.Y., recently installed a Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 to improve quality and boost productivity. Since the installation, the shop reports faster makeready times, increased speed and improved quality due to advanced automation on the press. JaM Printing uses the QM 46 to produce a wide variety of small-format work, including newsletters, brochures and business materials. Founded in 1993, JaM Printing is a family-owned and operated general commercial printer housing five employees. The shop services a primarily local clientele, including brokers, corporations and graphic designers. Keystone Press Inc. Boost Productivity with New Speedmaster SM 74 Keystone Press, Inc., based in Chamblee, Ga. recently installed a six-color Speedmaster SM 74 with perfector and in-line coating to replace an existing Heidelberg press. With the new SM 74, Keystone continues to produce high-quality work on a larger sheet format, allowing the shop to serve a wider range of clients. In addition, the perfecting and in-line coating units have boosted the shop’s productivity and overall capabilities. Currently, Keystone uses the new press to produce corporate newsletters, annual reports, multi-color training manuals and magazine inserts. Founded in 1970, Keystone Press, Inc. is a family-owned general commercial printer housing 21 employees. The shop services a wide range of clients in the financial, food services, educational and healthcare industries. Lake County Press, Inc. Enters UV Market with Speedmaster CD 102 Lake County Press, Inc., based in Waukegan, Ill., recently installed an eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 with coater to increase capacity and extend its product line into the UV market. In addition to its conventional printing capabilities, the CD 102 enables Lake County Press to print on plastics, vinyl and uncoated stocks. Since the installation, the shop reports increases in productivity and higher, consistent speeds on a wider variety of substrates. Founded in 1970, Lake County Press is a general commercial printer housing 214 employees. The all-Heidelberg shop serves approximately 500 local and national clients annually, including pharmaceutical, financial and creative design companies. LB Graph-X & Printing, Inc. Increases Efficiency with POLAR 92 XT from Heidelberg LB Graph-X & Printing, Inc., based in New York, N.Y., recently installed a second POLAR 92 XT high-speed cutter from Heidelberg to increase capacity. Since the installation, the shop reports a 50 percent reduction in cutting time, resulting in faster transitions from press to postpress. LB Graph-X uses the new cutter to produce a wide variety of materials, including postcards, business cards and posters. Founded in 2000, LB Graph-X is an all-Heidelberg general commercial printer housing 32 employees. The shop services both local and national clients in various industries, including entertainment, travel, real estate, marketing and fashion. Old Ina Corporation Adds POLAR 115 X, Prinect Printready System to All-Heidelberg Shop Old Ina Corporation, based in Tucson, Ariz., recently increased productivity with the addition of a POLAR 115 X cutter. Old Ina reports that the new equipment has cut labor by 50 percent, allowing for reallocation of the workforce to other areas in the shop. The general commercial printer also recently installed Heidelberg’s Prinect Printready System to maximize workflow efficiency. The new cutter compliments an all-Heidelberg shop that includes a six-color Speedmaster SM 74 with coater, a two-color Speedmaster SM 74 perfector, a Stitchmaster ST 90 and a Heidelberg Stahlfolder TF 66 with gatefold attachment. Founded in 1981, Old Ina Corporation houses 60 employees and serves a wide range of clients, including advertising agencies and small to mid-sized businesses. Printing Plus Increases Efficiency with Prosetter 52 and Prinect solutions from Heidelberg Printing Plus, located in North Houston, Texas, recently installed a Heidelberg Prosetter 52 to increase quality and efficiency. With the new system, the shop is transitioning from film processing to computer-to-plate workflow. Since the installation of the Prosetter, Printing Plus reports decreased prepress labor, faster makeready times and increased workload capacity. Printing Plus also added Prinect MetaDimension and Prinect Signa Station software to enhance its prepress technology and streamline its PDF workflow. The shop uses Heidelberg consumables products, including Saphira Violet plates and chemistry. Founded in 1987, Printing Plus houses six employees and services primarily local businesses and non-profit organizations. Quantum Color Graphics Adds Stitchmaster ST 270 to All-Heidelberg Shop Quantum Color Graphics, located in Morton Grove, Ill., recently installed a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 270 to enhance technology in its bindery. Since the installation, the all-Heidelberg shop reports greater productivity, quality and capacity due to the stitcher’s ability to produce 12” x 18” materials. The new saddlestitcher is used to finish a wide range of work, including annual reports, brochures, calendars and catalogs. Founded in 1991, Quantum Color Graphics is a family-owned and operated general commercial printer housing 130 employees. The shop services a variety of local and national clients, including entertainment providers, corporations and graphic designers. Vogue Printers Installs New Printmaster PM 52 Press Vogue Printers recently increased productivity with the installation of a five-color Printmaster PM 52 press. The new press has increased production and improved efficiency with faster makereadies and a higher quality product. The shop is using the new PM 52 to produce a variety of pieces including book covers, postcards, catalogues and brochures. Vogue Printers is a mid-sized, general commercial printer located in Waukegan, Ill. Founded in 1968, the shop serves a local client base, and houses 20 employees. Zellerbach Paper Company Expands Business with POLAR 137 XT Zellerbach Paper Company, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently installed a POLAR 137 XT high-speed cutter to upgrade existing bindery equipment. The shop reports that the cutter’s speed and functionality have increased production and boosted morale amongst employees. Since the installation, the POLAR 137 XT has expanded business by producing a wider range of cuts, thus increasing the shop’s workload capacity. Founded in the late 1800s, Zellerbach Paper Company is a distribution facility owned by International Paper that houses 56 employees. The shop serves a variety of clients, including local printers, businesses and schools.