Kennesaw, GA - Premier Georgia Printing and Labels is a full-service sheetfed offset commercial and webfed label printing facility located in Gainesville, GA. The company recently installed a fully automated Heidelberg Suprasetter 74 MCL thermal computer-to-plate device to take advantage of its excellent imaging quality, maximum productivity and environmentally friendly, chemistry-free plate processing. The need for faster speeds and higher plate production stems, in part, from Premier's need to feed no fewer than six presses, including the most recent addition: a Speedmaster SM 74 4-color press with aqueous coater.
"With the new Suprasetter in place, we can satisfy our pressroom's appetite for plates," said Steve Free, who co-owns Premier Georgia Printing and Labels with his wife, Donna. "Not only that, but our operators love the automated features and ease of use." The company uses clean-running Saphira Chemfree thermal plates, in addition to assorted Saphira pressroom consumables, including Perfect Dot blankets, blanket wash, fountain solution, ink foils and trays, inks and coatings.
In addition to the new Suprasetter and Speedmaster 74, Premier operates a range of Heidelberg equipment, including a pair of Printmaster QM 46-2s, USA B20 and USA B26 folders, and a POLAR 92 guillotine cutter.
Based in Gainesville, GA, the self-proclaimed "Poultry Capital of the World," Premier Georgia Printing and Labels provides flexo labels and offset-printed materials to poultry-related businesses in 19 states. According to Free, the company experienced a 6 percent increase in sales over the past 12 months.
And the value of Premier's relationship with Heidelberg? "Peace of mind," Free answers. "We get great service when we need it, which is rarely. Heidelberg equipment is solid. It just never breaks down."