Trend Offset Takes the Lead with New Presses
LOS ALAMITOS, CA—The addition of new Heidelberg M-600 and V-30 web presses for Trend Offset Printing's headquarters facility will put the company in the unique position of reportedly running not only the greatest number of M-600 printing units in North America, but also the highest number of V-30 printing units worldwide.
"By having similar, versatile press equipment at each of our [three] locations, we have significantly increased our ability to adapt to what our customers need," explains Bill Martin, Trend Offset's national vice president for manufacturing and procurement. "The common platforms create a consistency in quality and efficiency that our customers can rely on."
Trend Offset offers a wide range of production capabilities. Each of its locations provide heatset and non-heatset web printing for weekly, bi-weekly and monthly publications, as well as commercial products and directories. Trend also offers a full scope of prepress and postpress services.
The new V-30, which was due to ship in August, is a 16-unit, 10-web press that incorporates a JF-35 folder. The new M-600, an eight-unit, two-web press with a JF-255 folder, will follow in September. The M-600 will feature Heidelberg's Autoplate fully automatic plate changing system.
Current Heidelberg presses at the Los Alamitos, CA, location include two eight-unit M-600s and two 12-unit V-30s, delivered in January of 2000. The Carrollton, TX, and Jacksonville, FL, facilities each have one eight-unit M-600 press and one 12-unit V-30 press.