Williamson Cranks Up Landmark Machine

DALLAS—Williamson Printing has activated what is reportedly the largest Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 press in the world.

The 40˝ SM 102 12P+LX has 12 printing units, plus coaters, and has the ability to print six colors on both sides of a sheet, six-over-five with dual-side coating, and 12 colors in-line with aqueous coating. A redesigned Preset Plus feeder system reduces setup time when changing stocks, as well as increasing net output and running speeds, particularly when printing on difficult substrates.

Additionally, modular coating units located throughout the machine provide maximum production capabilities and specialized applications.

“With this new technology, we will be able to produce the most creative and most demanding print work that can be imagined,” notes Jesse Williamson, company president. “We have always invested in our ability to produce the world’s most innovative print work.”

The press also features a CutStar roll-to-sheet feeder, which allows the press to run either web stock or precut sheets.

In other company news, Jesse Williamson was named the 2005 Sheetfed Executive of the Year by the NAPL and the PIA/GATF. The award will be presented to him during the Sheetfed Pressroom Conference in Chicago on June 14.

Williamson is the 11th recipient of the award, which was created to honor a sheetfed printing industry leader who demonstrates exceptional service, initiative and commitment to his or her community.

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