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Heidelberg Solutions Help Drive Productivity and Profit for Customers

April 4, 2011
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KENNESAW, GA—April 4, 2011—Heidelberg has announced the following computer-to-plate, press and postpress product installations:
 
Aaron Thomas and Associates Marks New Beginning with Polar Install

It was a red-letter day in February when a new Polar 137 XT high-speed, programmable paper cutter was delivered to Aaron Thomas and Associates in Chatsworth, CA. It had been three months since fire completely destroyed the facility in early November, forcing the operation into temporary quarters and compelling a series of temporary layoffs that would enable the general commercial/political printer and direct mail marketing house to survive as a printing brokerage until arrangements could be made to restore its production capability. The Polar machine was the first piece of equipment delivered since the fire.
 
“It was the cutter that got us back in business,” said owner Fred Thomas. “We instantly gained more control and a huge boost to our morale with that installation.” Beyond that, the new Polar came complete with what Thomas termed “space-age” features including a user-friendly, integrated touchscreen display, frequency-controlled back gauge, and OptiKnife knife changing—all of which have met with enthusiastic operator approval. A second Polar cutter is already on the way, together with a Printmaster QM 46 two-color press.
 
“Heidelberg’s reputation precedes it,” Thomas said. “Everything we’ve ever had runs beautifully and lasts forever.”
 
Aaron, Thomas & Associates is a $17 million, full-service, political direct mail and printing agency headquartered in Chatsworth, CA. Clients include government and multinational corporations; business and trade associations; labor unions; and candidates for political office. The 23-year-old firm is moving with all deliberate speed to restore staffing to previous levels, and looking forward to multiple new installations as the company regains its fighting trim.
 
Seckman Printing Boosts Capacity with Versatile Stahlfolder TH-66

Seckman Printing in Forest, VA recently added a fully automated, three-station, buckle-plate Stahlfolder TH-66 to its all-Heidelberg equipment lineup.
 
“In addition to adding significant capacity, we’ve experienced a 100 percent improvement in makeready time and are 60 percent to 70 percent more productive,” said Jay Pearce, production foreman. Moreover, the folder’s 6/4/4 configuration lends the company the flexibility to produce everything from 8-1/2x11” letterfolds to 26x40˝ three-unit signatures for booklets, to gatefolds and other special folded projects.
 
The company’s first fully automated folder is a certifiable hit with Seckman’s operators, who appreciate the new machine’s intuitive control system as well as the pre-scoring/pre-slitting shaft that help keep folds consistent.
 

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Michael - Posted on April 04, 2011
God Bless Aaron Thomas and Associates
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God Bless Aaron Thomas and Associates