New Speedmaster XL 106 Bolsters Riegel Communications Productivity by 70%
KENNESAW, Ga. — August 11, 2016 — Riegel Communications Group of Ewing, N.J., recently installed a Speedmaster XL 106-6+L with extended delivery from Heidelberg. The new peak performance machine replaced two older Heidelberg presses, and runs alongside an existing Speedmaster SM 52 and CD 102.
Built to Run
"We are blown away by this machine," says Kathy Atkins, president and CEO. "The XL 106 has already exceeded our expectations. We’ve increased our productivity by 70%, and improved our makeready times by 60%. This press will easily grow our volume by 40%, which is exactly where we want to be as a business."
The Speedmaster XL 106 is the leading peak performance press in the 70x100 format with maximum production speeds of 18,000 sheets per hour. The XL 106 is the industry standard, outshining the competition in terms of productivity and efficiency. Users of the XL 106 often produce well over 50 million sheets per year, with the current record at 90 million impressions per year.
Dare to Compare
Thanks to increased capacity, quality and speed, the New Jersey printer is able to compete more fiercely in the market by accomplishing more in less time, and decreasing the number of makeready sheets. According to Atkins, the shop has complete confidence to run the machine at top speeds without compromising the value of the printed product — all while maintaining a healthy competitive advantage.
"In addition to increased efficiencies, we can now estimate more aggressively due to the increased running speeds," adds Atkins. "All of this combined has offered huge savings for us, which has turned into significant savings for our customers."
Rely and Relax
Since purchasing its first Heidelberg press in 1986, Riegel Communications Group has remained an exclusive Heidelberg shop. Each investment has been carefully planned and strategically placed to optimize efficiency and maximize business growth.
"We believe that Heidelberg is second to none," notes Atkins. "Our ongoing partnership is not taken lightly. By joining forces, we gain enormous service and support that is unparalleled in the industry. The availability and responsiveness that we receive allows us to rely heavily on Heidelberg to monitor and troubleshoot any existing or potential issues."
About Riegel Communications Group
Riegel Communications Group is fueled by a highly experienced team of print production professionals with a common drive to succeed and a winning attitude — an attitude based on the core belief that the customer is the only reason it’s in business. The New Jersey printer strives to push beyond the limits by forging collaborative relationships with its clients. Riegel Communications Group is committed to leveraging the experience, insight and production techniques to achieve the customer’s objective, even under the most challenging of circumstances.