Heidelberg Solutions Boost Efficiency of Latest Installation Sites

KENNESAW, GA—July 1, 2011—Heidelberg has announced the following new workflow, computer-to-plate and postpress product installations at Brilliant Graphics, Executive Press, Florida Trade Graphics, Spectrum Printing and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville:

Brilliant Graphics Adds Luster to Its Heidelberg Lineup with KAMA Diecutter

Brilliant Graphics, Exton, PA confirms the installation of a KAMA ProCut 74 automatic diecutting system with hot foil module. The purchase eliminates Brilliant’s need to outsource its half-size die cutting work, yielding a greater measure of quality control and the ability to meet ever-tighter turn times.

Said General Manager Harut Shahverdian, “The versatile KAMA ProCut 74 consistently delivers what it promised: high-quality, multi-purpose finishing combined with short setup times, fast changeovers from cutting to foil stamping, and a minimal footprint. Altogether, the KAMA ProCut is a worthy addition to our Heidelberg equipment lineup.”

KAMA ProCut diecutters can be used to make presentation folders, CD covers, displays, pre-printed sheets for cardboard models, window stickers, flyers, calendars, customer cards, cardboard toys, book covers, register sheets, packaging material, product badges, tax seals, promotion badges, kiss-cut applications such as stickers and decorative labels.

Brilliant Studio already operates a fleet of Heidelberg presses, including a five-color Speedmaster XL 105, a five-color Speedmaster SM 52, and a two-color Speedmaster SM 102. Saphira Thermoplate PN plates—exposed at up to 400 lpi with Heidelberg Hybrid Screening technology—are supplied by a Suprasetter S105 CtP unit.

As for digital workflow, Brilliant’s Heidelberg Prinect capability extends from estimating to bindery. Prinect production components including Signa Station and MetaDimension handle imposition, RIPping, prepress data exchange, and other critical functions. Brillliant also selected Prinect Prinance as its MIS solution, and has taken advantage of Print Color Management (PCM), a color consultation program that shows Heidelberg customers how to optimize the performance of all their Heidelberg devices and software.

Brilliant’s postpress capability is supplied by a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 450 saddlestitcher, a Stahlfolder TH 82, and a Polar 137 XT paper cutter with jogger, pile turner and Transomat. Both a new Stahlfolder TH 66 and EB 600 perfect binder will be installed shortly.

Brilliant Studios produces a wide variety of printed and die-cut materials for high-end retailers, art galleries, auction houses and members of the visual arts community across the U.S. and internationally.

Executive Press Appreciates Labor-Saving Features of New Suprasetter

Executive Press in Richardson, TX, is running cleaner and greener since it replaced a violet platesetter with a Suprastter A75 thermal computer-to-plate device from Heidelberg. Used to image Heidelberg Saphira Chemfree plates for the company’s four offset presses, including a six-color Speedmaster SM 74 and four-color Printmaster GTO, the new Suprasetter “fell right in line with our workflow,” said General Manager David Allen.

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