Growth-Minded Printers Invest in Heidelberg EquipmentJune 30, 2010
KENNESAW, GA—June 30, 2010—Heidelberg USA announces the following new CTP, press and postpress product installations by U.S. printing companies:
No News Is Good News Since Parker Printing Installed Heidelberg Suprasetter A75
Parker Printing, Fountain Valley, CA, confirms the addition of a Heidelberg Suprasetter A75 thermal platesetter with integration via Prinect MetaShooter into its existing prepress workflow. According to vice president Michael Hawks, the company had been experiencing mounting technical difficulties and significant unplanned downtime with an existing competitive-model CtP device, prompting its replacement with the Heidelberg machine.
“We used to hear daily complaints from our operators, but I don’t hear anything about our platemaker anymore,” Hawks said. “We’re burning plates faster, our workflow is more efficient, and we’re outputting a more accurate plate with a better image.” The company also has made the switch to Heidelberg Saphira Chemfree plates, burning around 400 per month for use in its two small- and one half-size format presses.
“We shopped around for a new CtP device and became convinced that Heidelberg had the most robust system for what we needed to do,” Hawks said. “It’s been an all-around great experience working with Heidelberg—the people, their expertise, and their precision in technology. We are very impressed.”
Parker Printing is a family owned and operated business based out of Southern California for more than 38 years. In addition to commercial offset and digital printing, in-house graphic design, advertising and fulfillment, the company also offers production, warehousing, inventory management and mailing fulfillment capabilities. The company boasts a growing online presence, and currently operates 10 corporate-branded web-to-print storefront sites that extend its market reach nationwide and overseas. Parker Printing employs a staff of 20 at its 13,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Fountain Valley.
Suprasetter A52/A75: The most compact and successful CtP platesetter in its class.
Atlantic Corp. Eyes Growth, Acquires Varimatrix Die Cutter To Make It Happen
Atlantic Corp. in Tabor City, NC, recently purchased and installed a Heidelberg Varimatrix 105 CS (cutting and stripping) die cutter and a 6-color Speedmaster CD 102 with aqueous coater in a bid to expand the company’s packaging business. According to general manager Jay Gibble, the new Varimatrix relieves the load on the company’s existing die cutter, while adding running speeds from 6500-7500 sph, high throughput and minimal makeready times to Atlantic’s die cutting capacity.