Greater Efficiency Is Goal of Latest Install Sites for Heidelberg Solutions

J.C. Weir in Reno, NV, has upgraded its folding department with the installation of a 20×28˝ Stahl Ti 52 folder with right-angle unit and gatefold attachment. According to company owner J.C. Weir, the new folder “has some nice features that improve the quality of the folds,” including precise transport of signatures and accurate sheet alignment. The flat pile feeder has flexibility for handling digital jobs with the inherent static and lots of small jobs with frequent format changes.

The company also operates a Speedmaster SM 52 five-color press with coater and Axis Control; a Printmaster QM 46-2; and POLAR 78 X and 78 ED cutters. In the prepress department, a Suprasetter A52 with dual cassettes is used to image Saphira Chemfree plates.

“The Chemfree plates and Suprasetter are a major labor savers compared to the older violet plate technology,” Weir said. Allegra also uses Saphira pressroom consumable products to keep its presses running smoothly.

The 23-year-old, full-service commercial printer offers offset and digital printing, marketing and mail services, bindery, as well as customized web-to-print solutions for a primarily local clientele, although the company also serves some national customers. The company employs a full-time staff of 12.

Mayo Clinic Inplant Adds Speedmaster SM 52

Heidelberg recently completed the installation of a Speedmaster SM 52 four-color perfector, as well as Prinect Pressroom Manager and Prinect Integration Manager and pre-set link at the Print Publication inplant facility of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The inplant is the largest unit of the Mayo Clinic Media Support Services division, which also provides a host of related services, including graphic design, scientific illustration, video conferencing, event support, media analysis, and more.

With a total staff of 335, Mayo’s Media Support division serves the entire Mayo Clinic organization, including hospitals, clinics and related practices in Rochester, Scottsdale, AZ and Jacksonville, FL. With a staff of 60, the Print Publication unit touches a wide range of printed products, from black-and-white and color copies, to posters and large-format displays, to CD and DVD duplication. Digital solutions on hand include a 60˝ HP wide-format inkjet device and assorted cut-sheet digital devices from Xerox.

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