Printers Show Confidence with Investments in Heidelberg Solutions
KENNESAW, GA—June 8, 2012—Heidelberg has announced the following new digital printing, offset press and postpress product installations at Disc Pro Printing and Graphics, Allied Printing, All-Color Business Specialties and Central Printing:
Disc Pro Printing and Graphics Takes Business to a Higher Level with New Speedmaster CX 102
Disc Pro Printing and Graphics (Houston) met with most of the major press vendors before deciding on a new, UV-ready, six-color Speedmaster CX 102 press. “But Heidelberg impressed us most with the features and functions of the press,” said company president Dale Morris. “In terms of training and service too. Heidelberg trainers and technicians are all first-rate. We’re very happy, not only with the press, but also with Heidelberg as a supplier-partner.”
Five weeks and 2.5 million impressions into production with its new CX 102 press, Disc Pro can readily tick off the elements of its newfound competitive advantage: 75 percent faster makereadies; run speeds to 16,500 iph; dramatic reductions in material waste and man hours; zero overtime. In fact, said Morris, the new CX 102 already produces as much or more than Disc Pro Printing and Graphics’ existing 40˝ and 28˝ presses combined.
Because the company contemplates moving to mixed-UV printing down the road, its easy convertibility to UV mode was a major factor in Disc Pro Printing and Graphics’ decision to purchase the CX 102. Other decisive factors were user-friendly touchscreen controls, ink-sparing Inkline automatic ink feed, extended delivery, and press-side Axis Control color measurement system, which Morris credited with raising the confidence of customers and operators alike.
“Axis Control is a wonderful capability,” Morris said. “It enables us to print by the numbers, alerts us when something is wrong, or confirms we’re doing everything right.”
Disc Pro Printing and Graphics’ CX 102 also came equipped with aqueous coater and POLAR skid turner.
Established in 1999 and with steadily increasing annual sales, Disc Pro Printing and Graphics has become one of the largest, independently owned printing companies in the Houston area. The company, which operates a 22,000-square-foot facility in Houston with a staff of 50, prints marketing collateral, forms and promotional products for end-users here and abroad, including Fortune 500 companies and major advertising agencies.
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