KENNESAW, Ga. – October 16, 2007 –Image Graphics and Litho, Inc., a general commercial printer in Portland, Ore., recently welcomed a KAMA TS 74 automated die cutter with foil stamping from Heidelberg. According to Production Manager Chris Chase, the installation will enable Image Graphics to maintain control over die cutting jobs it previously outsourced, keeping quality high and response times fast.
What does Image Graphics like best about its new KAMA? "In a word, logistics," says Chase. "Since the addition of our Speedmaster CD 74 5-color press with aqueous coater, we shuttle skids back and forth from the press to the diecutter three to four times a day," says Chase. "Also, the KAMA mirrors the sheet size of our Speedmaster, so jobs come off the CD 74 right across the shop onto the KAMA. Because most of this work is part of fulfillment projects, we are better able to manage workflow without the wait from our current vendor."
Family-run Image Graphics and Litho employs 24 and serves a primarily local market with a wide variety of printed products. Customers include ad agencies, corporate and manufacturing companies, as well as pharmaceutical and financial clients. In addition to the Speedmaster CD 74 and KAMA die cutter, Image Graphics also operates a Stahlfolder pharmaceutical folder and a Stitchmaster ST 90 saddlestitcher. Heidelberg consumables are in use throughout the shop.
Overall, says Chase, when asked about his experience with Heidelberg, "The equipment is terrific and our experience with Heidelberg sales and technical personnel has been strongly positive."
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