Heidelberg Installs Raise Bar for Performance Across the Process
KENNESAW, GA—March 31, 2010—Heidelberg USA announces the following new product installations:
Moquin Press Adds Capacity with Easygluer 100
Moquin Press, an $11 million trade printer located in Belmont, Calif., reports the installation of an Easygluer 100 folder-gluer from Heidelberg to supplement the work performed by an aging, competitive folder-gluer. “Not only have we increased our capacity, but we’ve also cut down on makeready, becoming faster, more efficient, and 35 percent more productive,” said company president Greg Moquin. “The Easygluer is exceeding our expectations in every way.”
With the addition of the Easygluer 100, Moquin Press turns out high-quality straight-line, lockbottom and storybook cover cartons with ease, thanks in part to an optional blank alignment module that significantly reduces set-up times and improves folding results by precisely aligning the carton blanks. Among the benefits Moquin hopes to realize from these new efficiencies is the ability to drive increased business by driving down prices.
Moquin Press has furnished Bay Area printers, print brokers, in-house print shops and designers with specialty printing, die cutting, foil stamping and finishing capabilities since 1988. The company operates no fewer than three Speedmaster XL 105 presses, a 6-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74 and a 4-color Heidelberg GTO, as well as three programmable POLAR cutters and two continuous-feed Stahlfolders. Ready access to service and parts is a given, Moquin confirms, terming Heidelberg Systemservice “the best there is.” Founded in 1985, Moquin Press employs a staff of 105.
Top productivity, low cost: Easygluer 100.
Texas State Department of Health Boosts Cutting Capability with POLAR 92 XT
The in-house print shop of the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin, Texas produces all manner of health-themed printed materials intended for public consumption in quantities up to several million at a time. According to assistant print shop manager John Moses, the recent installation of a new high-speed POLAR 92 XT guillotine cutter with jogging unit, scale and lifts has greatly relieved the burden on cutter operators, who use it to fulfill all of the shop’s cutting needs from prepress media to finish trimming for brochures and booklets. The new machine replaces a pair of 25-year-old cutters that were increasingly unable to keep pace with the workload. The shop also retains an older model POLAR 115 machine.
“The transition from old to new was swift and painless,” Moses said, citing the new cutter’s ease-of-use and touchscreen programming. “Our operators are especially happy with the material handling peripherals, which we didn’t have before. The scale enables us to get a better handle on where our cut sheets are going. We have fewer miscounts coming in and going out, and when they do occur, we can now find out where they occur and correct them.”
The longtime Heidelberg customer also operates a 4-color Speedmaster SM 72 perfector, a 2-color Speedmaster SM 74 perfector, a straight 2-color Speedmaster SM 52, and a 2-color MO perfector. The new cutter joins a 4-station, 8-pocket Stitchmaster with cover folder feeder in the shop’s bindery.
The Texas State Health and Human Services Printing Services was founded in the 1920s as a multigraphics shop supporting the Texas State Department of Health. Today, the operation employs a staff of 51 dedicated to the dissemination of health-related materials throughout the Longhorn State.
Support from Heidelberg is a mainstay of the busy operation. “Heidelberg is a quality organization and the equipment is always reliable. The service and support have been excellent,” Moses said, adding, “They’re also some of my favorite folks.”
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