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Customers Enhance Their Printing Plants with Solutions from Heidelberg

May 4, 2011
KENNESAW, GA—May 4, 2011—Heidelberg has announced the following new prepress, press and postpress product installations by Phil Vedda & Sons Printing, Grand River Printing and Imaging, Original Impressions and Rose Press.
Phil Vedda & Sons Ramps Up Production with Speedmaster XL 75
Phil Vedda & Sons Printing, a full-service commercial printer, recently added a state-of-the-art Speedmaster XL 75 five-color press with aqueous coater and extended delivery to its all-Heidelberg pressroom lineup.

According to Jim Vedda, vice president production, the new press boosts the company’s press capacity and enables it to fulfill growing client demand for same-day service. “We just have to crank it out,” Vedda said.
Fortunately, the Speedmaster XL 75 is uniquely equipped to help the company do exactly that. Vedda singles out the Preset Plus feeder and Preset Plus delivery with dynamic sheet brake as just two of the elements that set the XL 75 apart.

“For a business that turns work as rapidly as we do, the ability to get work on and off the press fast is critical,” he said. As for quality, the Prinect Axis Control color measuring system furnishes the company with an efficient, cost-effective means of handling a wide range of color-critical applications in high-quality offset printing.
In addition to the new XL 75, Vedda & Sons operates an all-Heidelberg pressroom equipped with a five-color Speedmaster CD 74, two-color Speedmaster SM 52, a pair of Printmaster QM 462s, and a Heidelberg KORS 2-color press. Likewise, the company’s full-service bindery relies on a Prosetter 455 6-pocket saddlestitcher, a trio of Stahlfolders in assorted sizes, in addition to 36” Polar 92 and 45” Polar 115 paper cutters.
Family owned and operated since 1956, Phil Vedda & Sons Printing occupies a 22,000-square-foot facility in Lakewood, OH, minutes from downtown Cleveland. The company claims $5 million in annual sales revenue, and proudly describes itself as “a tradesman’s union printer.”

Grand River Printing Streamlines Cutting Department with Polar 115 XT with Autotrim 

Grand River Printing and Imaging, a full-service commercial web print shop in Belleville, MI, has taken delivery of a 45” Polar 115 XT guillotine cutter with Autotrim. The new cutter, also equipped with scale and lift, is being used to cut and trim a wide variety of commercially printed materials from postcard-size on up.

According to plant manager Jim Hartnett, Grand River’s cutting department already has noted significant enhancements in precision, speed, quality and productivity, which is up around 30 percent (with one operator), due primarily to the action of the Autotrim waste removal system. In addition, Hartnett said, “Our operators really appreciate the job set-up and recall, which improves our repeatability and in general makes life easier for the operator.”
Founded in 1978 and employing a staff of around 80, Grand River Printing serves a primarily regional clientele in education, healthcare, government and trade printing. The company also is a national provider of advertising inserts and publication services, and its GreenMedia program brings together a unique blend of environmentally responsible print production materials and processes for the convenience of its customers.

Original Impressions “Perfects” the Art of Fast Turnaround with Speedmaster SM 52 

Original Impressions, a full service marketing communications company headquartered in Miami, that specializes in creative design, Web development, printing, mailing/fulfillment and strategic marketing consulting, recently installed a Speedmaster SM 52 five-color perfecting press with aqueous coater and high-pile delivery. The new press, which is deployed chiefly to short-run, quick-turn commercial work, will enable the company to meet the demand for even faster turnarounds, as well as to eliminate the need for offline coating and varnishing.

Furthermore, said company vice president Henry Herrera, the SM 52 turns over quickly and efficiently from straight to perfecting mode, while the fully automated perfecting device ensures smooth sheet travel and excellent register accuracy.
According to company officials, Original Impressions is very satisfied with the remote and on-site support it receives from Heidelberg’s service organization, which sees to the repair and maintenance needs of Original Impressions’ extensive pressroom line-up, including a Speedmaster XL 105 six-color press installed in 2008, five-color SM 102, a two-color Heidelberg SORZ, a pair of Printmaster QM 46-2s, and a 10x15” Windmill letterpress. In the company’s full-service bindery, cutting is accomplished with the aid of two 45” Polar cutters.
Founded in 1982, Original Impressions is the only Green-e Marketplace Certified printer in the state of Florida, producing materials with 100 percent renewable energy. This has earned the Company recognition from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partners Program. It is also Triple Certified and authorized to purchase the three globally recognized sustainable papers: FSC, SFI and PEFC.

The company is also one of the “Top 100 Minority Businesses in South Florida” and one of the “Top 500 Hispanic Companies in the U.S.,” as well as a Certified Minority Supplier at the local, state and national levels. With $23 million in annual sales and a staff of 190+, the Company provides services to a wide variety of industries, including Banking, Beverages, Casual Dining Restaurants, Cosmetics, Cruise Lines, Fragrance, Healthcare, Hospitality, Liquor Quick Service Restaurants and more.

Rose Press Makes It Two for One with Automated Platesetter from Heidelberg

Rose Press, Mount Vernon, NY, reports the installation of a Suprasetter A75 CTP device configured for use with Heidelberg Saphira processless plates. The new platesetter replaces a pair of competitive devices, and enables the firm to image 50 percent more plates for use in all of the company’s Heidelberg presses: a Printmaster QM 46-2, five-color GTO, two-color SM 74, five-color CD 74, and six-color CD 74. Owner Pat Mondesano appreciates the new machine’s convenient, smaller footprint, as well as the automatic plate-loading system that enables hands-off plate production when needed.
“We’ve had no problems whatever,” Mondesano said, adding that he has always been “very happy” with Heidelberg service and support of his pressroom equipment, and expects the same will be true of the new Suprasetter.
Rose Press specializes in “expedited” printing where, as Mondesano put it, “the fires are hot and nobody knows how to put them out as well or as consistently as we do.” The company serves a client base located throughout the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area.
Source: company release.

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