A Quantum Leap--From Foresight to Fortune...a Gamble Pays
A dedicated Heidelberg user, Quantum operates two six-color, 40˝ Speedmaster CD waterless presses equipped with aqueous coaters and extended deliveries; one five-color, 40˝ Speedmaster 102 with aqueous coater and extended delivery; and one two-color, 40˝ Speedmaster 102.
While these four sheetfed presses might have starring roles in other printing operations, they take supporting roles at Quantum. Its new superstar is a six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD LYL featuring multiple coating technology.
The CD LYL integrates UV and aqueous coaters with curing and drying units, which allows a first coating material to be dried prior to application of a second coating, according to Vice President Alan Cudahy. In a single pass, Cudahy says, a UV coating can be applied on top of conventional inks or two different coatings (or two hits of the same coating) can be combined.
In addition, Quantum has two Heidelberg online CPC-2S spectrophotometers, which measure color as well as density, to ensure color quality. Cudahy says the technology provides a 98-percent color match.
Investing in quality equipment—and constantly updating its investment—White says Quantum is "striving to become the standard against which fine graphic arts products may be measured."