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Raff Printing Installs New 5-color Speedmaster SM 52

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga. – December 3, 2008 – When asked why he chose to install a new Heidelberg 5-color Speedmaster SM 52 press, Raff Printing Vice President and part-Owner Ron Yeckel says it simply – “It’s just the best.” For a company that runs several larger Heidelberg presses, the results of the mid-size SM 52 press are surprising. “The SM 52 is unbelievable,” Yeckel said. “It prints solids as well as our larger Heidelberg presses, which is hard to believe when printing on 24-point board.”

The company chose to install the new press with aqueous coating capabilities to enhance its four-color, two-sided envelope production. “You can do anything with this press,” Yeckel said. The new press is protected by Heidelberg’s Systemservice 36plus service package, which offers 36 months of expanded support services, maintenance, repair services and parts coverage. Raff Printing’s suite of Heidelberg presses includes four Heidelberg offset presses, including a 6-color Speedmaster CD 102 with coater.

For finishing work, Raff relies on high-performing Heidelberg postpress equipment, including a POLAR automatic cutter, Stitchmaster ST 400 stitcher and a Heidelberg Stahlfolder. The company produces a large range of high-end products for its clients, including books, folders, catalogs, brochures, posters and other general commercial work. Raff Printing was founded more than 55 years ago in Pittsburgh, and currently houses 115 employees.  

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