Printing Operations Grow with Heidelberg Press and Workflow Products
KENNESAW, GA—Feb. 1, 2011—Heidelberg has announced the following new press, prepress and workflow software product installations by Clermont Printing & Office Supplies, University of Tennessee, Zapco Paper and Lenoir Community College:
Prosetter P52 plus Saphira Consumables Boost Press Performance at Clermont Printing
Clermont Printing & Office Supplies in Antigo, WI, reports the installation of a Prosetter P52 violet platesetter with MetaDimension RIP and Prinect PDF Toolbox. The new platesetter is used to image Heidelberg Saphira violet plates. The installations mark the company’s transition from film-based to digital workflow, with associated improvements in quality and efficiency, and a reduction in fixed cost expenses.
“We’re still running at 175 line screen, but our images look cleaner and our screens are finer and reproduce better now, thanks to the combination of our new Prosetter and Saphira plates,” said Steve Servi, company owner.
Elsewhere in the shop, second-generation, family run Clermont operates a 4-color Heidelberg GTO, together with assorted small-format duplicating equipment. The $2 million company describes itself as a general commercial printer specializing in run lengths up to 40,000. Established in 1957, it serves a variety of small business clients across northern Wisconsin.
“We’ve made outstanding progress with help from Heidelberg.” said Steve Servi, company owner. “Their technicians are awesome. Heidelberg brings a level of expertise that’s invaluable to a business like ours.”
University of Tennessee Adds Second Printmaster QM 46
The campus print shop for the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, reports the purchase and installation of its second Printmaster QM 46-2. The new installation also includes Heidelberg’s Prinect Prepress Interface, which seamlessly links the shop’s two-year-old, 4-color Speedmaster XL 105 with its prepress workflow system by transferring print-relevant parameters from prepress to the printing press.
“The Speedmaster XL 105 has exceeded our expectations in every way,” said print shop manager Jack Williams, who cites Remote Diagnostics on the press with helping keep unplanned service calls to a minimum. He also credits Prinect Image Control with helping to minimize press setup times and enhance quality control. “It takes the guesswork out of color correction and control,” he said. “Our customers noticed the improvement from the very start.”
The new Printmaster QM 46-2, boosts the company’s small-format capacity. “We purchased our first QM-46 six years ago,” Williams said. “This press has been very reliable and productive. When we needed to increase our small sheet capacity, purchasing a second QM-46 was an easy decision.” A pair of continuous-feed Stahlfolders (Stahl DCT 500 and a Stahl Digital with stacker), two POLAR cutters (30” POLAR 78X and a 42” POLAR 115 XT with jogger) and two large sheetfed presses (a 2-color 36” SORDZ and a 2-color 29” Speedmaster) round out the shop’s lineup of Heidelberg equipment. Finally, Heidelberg Saphira consumables (ink foils, blankets, etc.) help ensure maximum performance and productivity in the pressroom.
In continuous operation for 50 years and more, the University of Tennessee print shop provides printing and mailing services for the entire university system, including copying services for students, faculty and other personnel. The print and mail operations currently employ a combined staff of 47.
Zapco Paper Brings Prepress In-House with Suprasetter 105 and Prinect Workflow