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John Roberts Installs Ten-Color Heidelberg Sheetfed Press

Press release from the issuing company

Minneapolis, MN - The John Roberts Company, a fullservice web, sheetfed and digital printing company located here, has just completed installation of a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM102 ten-color perfecting press. The new Heidelberg is the company’s sixth sheetfed press, and replaces a six-color Heidelberg press. The Speedmaster 102 includes many automation and quality control features that allow John Roberts pressmen to achieve accurate color quickly and with minimal makeready. Highlights include CIP4 compatibility, which allows the press to receive setup instructions directly from prepress; CP2000 PresetLink console for fast makereadies; and a closedloop spectrophotometer for optimum image control. The press also features a CutStar variable-cutoff roll-to-sheet system. The CutStar allows custom-size sheets to be cut from paper rolls based on the printed image area, which helps reduce paper waste and cost and increase turnaround times. The ten-color perfecting press allows four colors to be printed on both sides of the sheet inline, with units five and ten dedicated to inline coating. The Speedmaster 102 is also among the fastest sheetfed presses available, with speeds of up to 13,000 sheets per hour in "straight" mode (onesided printing only) and 12,000 sheets per hour in perfecting mode. "The Speedmaster SM102 is perhaps the most advanced sheetfed press available," says Keith Kuebelbeck, sheetfed pressroom manager for John Roberts. "The level of automation, from prepress all the way through delivery, will further reduce our already-rapid turnaround times." The John Roberts Company • 9687 East River Road • Minneapolis, MN 55433 In conjunction with the installation of the Speedmaster 102, John Roberts has also recently installed two Heidelberg Stitchmaster saddle-stitching lines. These machines greatly expand the company’s saddle-stitching capacity, allowing for increased turnaround times on high-volume booklet and direct mail projects. According to Michael Keene, President of John Roberts, the installation of the ten-color Speedmaster sheetfed press and Stitchmaster saddle-stitching lines represents a significant investment in not only the company’s services, but in the growth of its customers. "Our new and existing customers will appreciate the increase in format possibilities and scheduling flexibility that these installations represent," said Keene. "We are very optimistic about the continued growth of our customers, and we want to be a part of it. "The John Roberts Company will continue to be a leader in technological advances that help our customers create the products that help them win new business."

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