KENNESAW, Ga. – August 31, 2007 –Cavanaugh Press, Inc., Baltimore, Md. is in full production mode following the installation of its brand-new Speedmaster XL 105 6-color press just 30 days ago. “Our productivity is way, way up,” says Bob Atwell, executive vice president. Atwell cited the efficiencies gained with features like Instant Gate, DryStar Advanced, Center Color Assistant and Axis Control.
“We’re already running high-end, 200-line screen work with spot colors and coating at 18,000 sheets per hour on the XL 105,” Atwell says. “The press is awesome.”
The XL 105 is the latest addition to Cavanaugh’s extensive lineup of Heidelberg equipment. The all-Heidelberg shop also operates a pair of classic 6-color Speedmaster SM 102s, a 6-color Speedmaster CD 102, a 4-color Speedmaster SM 102 perfector, and two 2-color Speedmaster SM 102 perfecting presses, in addition to multiple Stahlfolders folders and a pair of POLAR ECM 137 high-speed, programmable paper cutters.
Next, the company plans to overhaul its MIS and prepress systems with the installation of Prinect Prinance (job management and estimating) and Printready prepress workflow by the first or second quarter of 2008.
Established in 1968 and with 93 employees, Cavanaugh serves a client base comprised of top-flight advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies from Florida to New York. “Heidelberg did an amazing job of helping us coordinate the installation and bring our pressmen up to speed on the new press,” Atwell says. “All of the preplanning paid off in spades in terms of our ability to ramp up quickly and keep things running efficiently. We can’t praise Heidelberg’s diligence enough.”
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