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Heidelberg Prepress Technology Boosts Workflow at Jackson Printing Company

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga. – November 20, 2007 –Jackson Printing Company in Jackson, Mich., has just completed a full transition of prepress technology by installing a collection of prepress equipment and software from Heidelberg. The company chose Heidelberg’s Prosetter P102 platesetter, Prinect Printready System (JDF workflow), Prinect Signa Station (impositioning tool) and Prinect MetaDimension (RIP software) to help update its prepress workflow. “We wanted to eliminate film and go direct-to-plate,” said President Randy Hoyt, who took the reigns of the company just one year ago. “We went with Heidelberg equipment because of its excellent reputation for high quality.” Hoyt reports a smooth transition from the aging equipment to the Heidelberg plates and platesetter, a move which met and exceeded his expectations. The company uses Heidelberg Consumables, including plates and chemicals. “I am happy with the Heidelberg solutions we have and hope to install more equipment in the near future,” Hoyt said. Heidelberg’s Prosetter P102 violet platesetter can handle up to 19 plates per hour in 8-page format and is designed to cope with even the highest throughput requirements. Along with the Prosetter P102 and the additional workflow solutions from Heidelberg, Jackson Printing hopes to develop high-quality materials for its regional clientele in the corporate, medical and education industries. The company was started in 1940 by Hoyt’s grandfather, and it currently has 12 employees.