Trivium Press Invests in Equipment from Heidelberg
Press release from the issuing company
KENNESAW, Ga. - November 15, 2007 - The three partners of Trivium Press, LLC in Maple Shade, N.J., Bob Martin, Neil Weiner and Andy White, describe the focus of Trivium as a start-up operation, originally launched to print and distribute three niche magazine titles held by R.E. Martin Publications, Inc.
"We had been outsourcing the printing of our magazines-at an incredible cost," says Bob Martin, President of R.E. Martin Publications and CEO of Trivium Press, "and thought that paying ourselves would be a better idea." To this end, Trivium recently installed prepress, press and postpress equipment from Heidelberg, including a Prosetter P102 violet platesetter, a remarketed Speedmaster SM 102 4-color perfector and a 45" POLAR 115 paper cutter.
The resulting company handles not only R.E. Martin's original titles: 55+ Lifestyles, Corporate Choices and Raising Standards, but also produces and/or prints everything from brochures and postcards for a variety of local and regional periodicals. According to Martin, the remarketed Speedmaster had less than 64 million impressions on it and had been completely rebuilt to run like new.
"Our pressman, who has 25 years experience running Heidelberg equipment, thought it was a new press," Martin says. "The quality is fantastic. The easy-to-use Prosetter P102 runs plates accurately and fast, yielding very little waste, while the highly automated stand-alone POLAR 115 makes quick, precise work of cutting."
Thus far, says Martin, Heidelberg equipment "has truly surpassed our expectations. Given the tremendous growth we are experiencing with Trivium Press, when it comes time to add more equipment, Heidelberg will be our first consideration."
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