Printers Boost Productivity with Heidelberg Intelligent Automation Installs

KENNESAW, GA—Feb. 2, 2012—Heidelberg has announced the following new press and postpress product installations:

Mercersburg Printing Opts for Peak Performance with Speedmaster XL 75

Mercersburg Printing in Mercersburg, PA, has taken delivery of a Speedmaster XL 75 five-color press with Inpress Control, integrated Wallscreen application, and Peak Performance Package to improve its flexibility and increase its pressroom capacity. Because the 29˝ XL 75 replaces not one but two smaller format presses, said General Manager Doug Shenberger, the company will be able to handle a greater variety of large jobs.

The single-shift operation also expects to see a substantial increase in overall throughput, thanks largely to the 18,000 sph running speed, coupled with Prinect Inpress Control’s ability to measure and correct color on-the-fly. The new Speedmaster XL 75 takes its place alongside the company’s remaining small-format Speedmaster SM 52 with Axis Control.

Second-generation, family run Mercersburg serves a regional clientele with a staff of 23. Services include commercial offset printing, digital black-and-white and color printing, and direct mail services, along with Website design and hosting. Additional Heidelberg equipment used in the shop includes two POLAR cutters, a POLAR jogger, and a pair of Stahlfolders, one of which is fully automated. The company also has a quick print location in Waynesboro, PA.

Ledgeview Printing Installs USA B20 Stahlfolder to Break Bindery Bottleneck

Ledgeview Printing in Westford, MA, reports the installation of a USA B20 Stahlfolder with right-angle folding unit from Heidelberg. The new, two-station, pile-fed folder joins the company’s existing TF 56 Stahlfolder in handling an increasing volume of Ledgeview’s commercially printed work.

“As our folder capacity has increased, our bindery bottleneck has vanished,” said company owner Rich Maggio. “Thanks to the B20’s faster speed and quicker makereadies, we’ve been able to significantly improve our customer service.”

Available in pile or continuous-feed models, the USA B20 offers commercial-grade, high-quality folding and high productivity for small formats and short runs. Combination buckle plates with micro-adjustments are standard in all plate positions.

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