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Customers Laud Heidelberg Saphira Consumables for Reliability, Stability, Affordability

August 9, 2013
KENNESAW, GA—August 9, 2013—Enthusiastic user testimonials reflect growing market demand for high-quality, value-added Heidelberg Saphira consumable products.
“Saphira Aqueous Coatings are affordable, glossier than the alternatives, and run beautifully,” said Trey Holmes, pressroom manager for Rand Graphics in Wichita, KS, a first-time user. “I can stop and start the press with no issues. It’s a good, reliable, all-around work-and-turn coating ideal for busy shops with an eye on the bottom line.” Rand Graphics’ fleet includes a eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102, a six-color Speedmaster CD 74, and a five-color Heidelberg MO press.
“We run Heidelberg coatings on our Speedmaster CD 102,” added Brian Francis, vice president, Fort Nassau Graphics, West Deptford, NJ. “We have found, since changing over to Saphira, that we are using less coating and the curing time is quicker, especially on the matte and dull coating. The technical support and training on the coatings was also excellent.”
Saphira Aqueous Coatings are designed for inline coating applications on Heidelberg anilox or two-roll coating units. Heidelberg recently began manufacturing the coatings locally at its new Hi-Tech Coatings plant, located in the Detroit suburb of Taylor, MI. Centrally located for fast, convenient shipping, the new installation puts the quality and reliability of Saphira Aqueous Coatings within easy reach of companies across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Smooth Sailing
Committed longtime users already know what Heidelberg Saphira consumable products can do to stabilize production and keep quality high.
“There’s a reason Ritter’s has used Heidelberg’s Saphira prepress and pressroom consumable products for years,” noted Roz Ritter, owner of Ritter’s Communications in Fort Lauderdale, FL. “Everything runs smoothly and seamlessly in our Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 and Printmaster 52 presses, as well as in our Suprasetter Chemfree platesetter. Currently, we’re using Saphira Chemfree plates, color-accurate proofing paper, wash-up cloths, ink, aqueous coating, press wash, Wash-up & Go liners, as well as toner for our Linoprint C901 digital press, which we also purchased from Heidelberg. We’re more than satisfied with the results.”
Your One-Stop Shop

Heidelberg has established a broad portfolio of prepress, pressroom and postpress consumables optimized for maximum performance in Heidelberg and competitive systems. Saphira consumables always meet the latest environmental standards, are available for every need and budget, and can be geared to specific Heidelberg or competitive technologies and applications. The powerful combination of Saphira consumables, Heidelberg know-how, and the printer’s own expertise brings stability to production.

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