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Diamond Packaging Set To Install Its Second Speedmaster CD 102 UV Press

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga., June 14, 2004 – Heidelberg today announced that Diamond Packaging, a full service packaging and print provider headquartered in Rochester, NY, will install its second Heidelberg Speedmaster UV press. In order to meet the growing needs of current customers for longer run lengths and to create unique new products, Diamond Packaging will install a new 7-color Speedmaster UV press in April. Installed two years ago, Diamond’s current 6-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 UV with coating system has reduced the make-ready times, improved performance and enhanced the quality in this unique and difficult market. Diamond creates multi-color packages for clients interested in high-quality and attention-grabbing packages for marketing purposes that includes some of the country’s largest companies. “The reliability and speed of the first system combined with the support we’ve received from Heidelberg’s customer support programs has been amazing and exceeded our expectations,” stated Eric Voss, vice president of operations at Diamond Packaging. “The systems amazing color control capabilities and its consistency when printing large numbers of jobs has really improved the shops output and we’re expecting great things from the second system as well.” The second Speedmaster press will be a 7-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 UV with double coater. This system will be used in conjunction with the current CD 102 to meet the continued needs of new and existing customers that are requesting work based on the jobs created on Diamond’s first Heidelberg UV press. “We have been impressed with the flexibility and capabilities of our Heidelberg UV press and it has lead to an increase in orders for high-end, multicolor packages and containers,” stated Voss. “With two Speedmaster CD 102’s, we’ll be able to incorporate a variety of coating and printing configurations that will once again increase the overall capabilities of the entire shop and put us further ahead of the competition.” The Speedmaster CD 102 press is capable of handling both stiff board and flimsy papers and is controlled centrally by the Prinect CP2000 Center. The CD 102 also contains the CDC 24 color control system to provide customers with the industries highest level of print quality and accurate color reproduction to ensure consistent and accurate UV printing. The combination of drying units helps customers gain the ability to produce high-gloss applications with dispersion or UV coatings, as well as gold or silver metallic effects. “With the growing popularity of UV printing and unusual multi-color product displays, Heidelberg continues to look at new ways to develop and improve upon the methods printers use to print on unusual surfaces including metalboards, paperboards, foilboards and plastics,” stated John Dowey, manager of sheetfed operations. “With our proven sheetfed technology combined with the latest color management and UV technology, we feel no other system on the market is capable of producing and performing better than the Speedmaster CD 102.” Diamond Packaging produces innovative packaging solutions for customers around the world including many major healthcare clients while specializing in the manufacture of paperboard packaging and contract packaging solutions. Diamond Packaging has over 90 years of printing and packaging expertise including nine years experience in UV printing. Diamond has 180 employees and the company achieved more than 30 million dollars in revenue in 2003.