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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.”

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