DS Graphics Orders Two Speedmaster XL 106 Perfectors

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY—DS Graphics of Lowell, MA, signed an order for two Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 perfecting presses during drupa 2012. The eight- and 10-color models, each with an aqueous coater, are capable of running at 18,000 sph in perfecting mode on all substrates, and are reportedly the first two perfectors of this speed sold worldwide. Both are equipped with AutoPlate XL for simultaneous plate changing, and with Prinect Inpress Control for measuring and controlling color and register on the fly. The deal includes a multiyear commitment to use Saphira consumables, as well as a third press from Heidelberg.

“With these new presses, we’ll be running 20 percent faster with shorter makereadies, giving us a significant productivity advantage against our competitors,” said Jay Pallis, CFO of DS Graphics.

The printer expects to save more than $500,000 a year in paper alone.

Established in 1974, privately held DS Graphics provides a multi-tiered platform of tools and solutions to help clients overcome increasingly complex “go to market” obstacles to business growth. The company has grown from revenues of $1.7 million in 1990 to nearly $40 million today.

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