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Business Growth, Quest for Efficiency Lead Printers to Add Heidelberg Solutions

December 2, 2010
KENNESAW, GA—Dec. 1, 2010—Heidelberg has announced the following new product installations:

Eagle & Wheeler Positions Itself for Future Growth

Eagle & Wheeler Press is the product of a July 2010 merger between Eagle Press and Wheeler Press, both of Denton, TX. According to COO Kraig Springer, in the wake of the merger, “We grew 51 percent overnight, becoming the largest commercial printer in Denton County, and our volumes picked up immeasurably. We urgently needed another press to take care of the surplus.”
 
Thoroughly satisfied with the performance of its existing Printmaster QM 46-2 press from Heidelberg, the combined company quickly acquired another. “We already knew the QM 46 was an extremely reliable press—a good, steady producer with long duty cycles, consistent uptime, and the ability to deliver the speed and turn times our loyal customers demand. It is also easy to repair when necessary, with ready access to Heidelberg service and Heidelberg Original Replacement Parts. With the new press in place, we’re confident in our ability to service both existing and new customers, who appreciate the quality and convenience of our one-stop shop.”
 
Eagle & Wheeler produces a wide variety of printed materials on its QM 46 presses—“Everything from business cards to magazines to pressure-sensitive labels for packaging, you name it,” Springer said—which the company ships to customers in and around Denton, nationally, and as far away as Turkey. The growth-minded company currently employs a staff of 24 between its commercial printing and recently acquired mailing operations, and boasts annual sales revenue around $2.5 million.
 
Good things, small packages: Printmaster QM 46 .
 
“Boutique Printer” Texas Graphic Resource Installs Suprasetter A74

Texas Graphic Resource, Dallas, recently took delivery of a top-loading Suprasetter A74 with automation and debris removal system to anchor its prepress workflow. It is the first platesetter for the company. According to vice-president Jacques Cangelose, the installation amounts to replacing one technology for another, as the company prepares to transition from direct-imaging technology and “go live” with a standalone CtP device and Heidelberg Saphira processless thermal printing plates. The company’s prepress operators seem to be taking the transition in stride, especially the new Suprasetter’s ease of use and potential for unattended operation. Customers “should not notice any changes in the quality or timely delivery of their products,” Cangelose said.  
 

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