Recent Installations Report Success with Solutions from Heidelberg
Kennesaw, GA—Aug. 3, 2009—Heidelberg USA announces the following new product installations:
Presswrite Installs New Press and Cutter from Heidelberg
Presswrite Printing in Minneapolis, MN has upgraded its pressroom and bindery with state-of-the-art technology from Heidelberg. The company’s new Printmaster 52 2-color perfector replaces an aging Heidelberg GTO press, while a new high-speed POLAR 92X guillotine has taken over for a smaller cutter with its best years behind it. Both machines have been in production since March of this year.
In business for 25 years, Presswrite is a $4 million commercial printer with 11 employees that specializes in short-run, quick-turn projects for a client base that includes fast food and medical companies nationwide. According to owner Alan Goltzman, his company logged a 10 percent growth rate in 2008, and is on track to repeat that performance in 2009 thanks, in part, to the arrival of the new press and cutter.
The new Printmaster 52 “performs at least 50 percent faster on a lot of the quick production work we do, unless we’re doing two sides at a time – in which case we’re roughly three times as fast,” Goltzman said, adding that it isn’t unusual for the company to turn jobs around in the space of a single day. As for the new POLAR cutter, he said, “We needed a larger one with a bigger throat, greater depth and much faster speed, that would streamline our workflow. The air tables on the new cutter give us plenty of surface area to move the product around. It’s truly the heart of our shop, since all of the paper we use hits it twice.”
The new Printmaster 52 shares the Presswrite pressroom with the company’s existing Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 perfector, QMDI Pro and Windmill letterpress. In the prepress department, a Heidelberg violet Prosetter with MetaDimension RIP anchors the shop’s prepress workflow, while the company bindery also hosts a Stahlfolder B20 folder. Presswrite uses a variety of Heidelberg Saphira prepress and pressroom consumables, including Saphira violet plates and chemistry.