KENNESAW, Ga. – June 26, 2007 – Soon the 36 printing students in the sheetfed offset litho class at the Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis. will have increased prepress training opportunities, thanks to Heidelberg’s recent donation of a Signa Station 2.0 imposition and sheet assembly station to the school.
This software will impose jobs for the program’s Heidelberg Prosetter 74 platesetter using Heidelberg Saphira Violet Plates. According to David Stuber, printing instructor, Madison Area Tech’s printing curriculum is a well-established and highly respected program where instruction revolves around a pressroom equipped with no fewer than six Heidelberg Quickmaster 46 two-color presses, and a Heidelberg GTO.
Finishing equipment at the site includes a high-speed programmable POLAR 66 cutter and two Heidelberg B20 Stahlfolders. The new Signa Station is part of a technology upgrade designed to maintain a state-of-the-art educational printing facility that educates well-rounded students who know their way around an entire print workflow from prepress to postpress.
“Heidelberg’s support has been vital in helping the Madison Area Technical College educate the best and the brightest among our next-generation workforce. Having trained on the best equipment available, these talented young people will be especially well-prepared to carry the industry into the future.”
Sprint Print Takes the Lead with New CtP and Press Solutions from Heidelberg
Walk through the doors of Sprint Print in Madisonville, Ky. and you’ll see a transformed business. It now houses a new Suprasetter A74 platesetter with automation using Heidelberg Saphira Chemfree Thermal Plates; a 4-color Speedmaster SM 74 perfector with high-pile delivery; and a Prinect workflow – all from Heidelberg.
Sprint Print Owner Craig Winstead says, “Heidelberg made a different class printer out of us.” Winstead is most enthused about his new platesetter, which replaced a film image setter. He said the platesetter has saved his shop the most in time and effort and has substantially increased the quality of their four-color work. “I am tickled to death with that platesetter,” says Winstead.
He also is seeing great results with his new SM 74. “The makeready is quicker,” says Winstead. “You don’t see my press operator running around the press as much.” Sprint Print is a general commercial printer that produces brochures, booklets, 24- and 48-page books, newsletters and postcards for corporations and individuals located within a 100-mile radius of his shop.
Winstead started the business as a quick print shop in 1978 after graduating from the University of Louisville. Now specializing in offset printing, Sprint Print has two locations and employs 27 people.