Heidelberg Solutions Drive Productivity for Printers Large and Small

Kennesaw, GA—Sept. 1, 2009—Heidelberg USA announces the following new product installations:

Japs-Olson Installs Speedmaster XL 105 12-Color Perfector

The Japs-Olson Company in St. Louis Park, MN recently purchased and installed a Peak Performance Speedmaster XL 105 12-color perfector with extended delivery and aqueous coater, and featuring Heidelberg Prinect components including Prinect Prepress Interface and two Prinect Inpress Control reporting systems installed before and after the perfecting unit. The new press also features Heidelberg’s 2009 InterTech Award-winning Prinect Press Center with high-definition Wallscreen Application. The company already is running the new press across three shifts, seven days a week, with no slowdown in sight. Moreover, thanks to not one but two integrated Inpress control systems, the new XL 105 can produce color-perfect printing on both sides, in one pass, at the full rated speed of 15,000 sph.

“We are very happy with the set-up and changeover times on this press, as well as with its overall productivity,” said company president Michael Murphy. “I would say it’s looking very good for fulfilling our expectations – and then some.”

The new press joins Japs-Olson’s Heidelberg-intensive pressroom, which already hosts a bevy of 12-, 10-, and 8-color Speedmaster 102s. The company’s full-service bindery offers an assortment of Heidelberg POLAR cutting systems, Stitchmaster saddlestitchers and Stahlfolders—including a new TH model with Speedbander. All machines are networked with Heidelberg Prinect components.

Japs-Olson is a 102-year-old direct mail production and commercial print specialist serving a national client base from its 500,000-square-foot facility in St. Louis Park. The company employs more than 500 people. What keeps longtime customer Japs-Olson coming back to Heidelberg? “Great equipment and reliable service,” Murphy answers. “It really is that simple.”

Check out the ultra-productive Speedmaster XL 105 here .

DocuMart Revs Up Prepress Workflow with Heidelberg Suprasetter A75

DocuMart reports the installation of a Suprasetter A75 SCL CtP device with Prinect prepress workflow at its Portland, OR facility. The new platesetter replaced a competitive machine that hampered operations with lower quality, lower resolution, slower speeds and an unstable RIP. In contrast, said Prepress Manager Michael Hood, “The new Suprasetter not only has greatly improved our speed, but the quality is such that we don’t have to recalibrate all the time, and the line resolution and hybrid screening yield a much cleaner dot.” In addition, “Our Saphira thermal plates don’t need much water, so they run better on press.” Best of all, said Hood, who lobbied energetically for the Heidelberg machine, the Suprasetter’s single cassette loader enables the platesetter to run at night, leaving perfect, finished plates for press operators in the morning. The new Suprasetter currently produces around 1,500 plates per month for DocuMart. As for service after the sale, Heidelberg personnel have been nothing less than “awesome,” Hood said.

Family owned and with 51 employees in Portland, OR, DocuMart serves a broad-based regional clientele. The company has several other locations in Portland, in addition to facilities in Utah, Louisiana and Colorado.

Perfectly productive: the Suprasetter A75

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