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Three Z Printing Company To Add Two Heidelberg Web Presses

Press release from the issuing company

DOVER, NH, September 10, 2003 - The largest user of Heidelberg eight- and twelve-page web presses in the world has further solidified that distinction with an order for two more presses. Three Z Printing Company in Teutopolis, Illinois will add a pair of five-unit Printstream 100 systems in early 2004. The order will extend the total number Heidelberg web presses at Three Z to 14, including eight new presses since 2000. The company specializes in direct mail printing as well as magazine and catalog inserts. Like two full-web Heidelberg M-130 presses added earlier this year, the new half-web Printstreams will feature a 22-inch cutoff. All four presses also include narrow-gap plate and blanket cylinders, closed-loop color and register controls and AC vector drives. "The shorter cutoff saves some of our customers three to four percent on paper costs versus traditional 22.75-inch or 23-inch presses," according to John Millar, marketing manager. "The format is also compatible with many current magazine and catalog forms, making it easier to combine our inserts with those products in the bindery." All of the Heidelberg web presses at Three Z Printing are equipped with a common prepress gateway allowing direct color presetting. The press systems include a variety of sheeters, rotary cutters and other advanced in-line finishing equipment. Millar says commonality within the Heidelberg Printstream and M-130 press lineup provides measurable advantages in terms of consistency, versatility and workflow integration. "We have had great success with this Heidelberg platform and we like the fact that each new press has offered evolutionary technology advances that help us continuously improve our efficiency and productivity," he adds.