Heidelberg Demonstrates Sunday 4000 in France
Heidelberg Web Systems introduced Sunday Technology in 1992, and more than 100 Sunday Press systems are now in operation in 13 countries, officials report. The Sunday 4000 model was introduced in 1998 and 10 systems have been sold in Europe.
Meanwhile, in the United States, Journal Graphics, of Portland, OR, has completed installation of a new Heidelberg heatset web press.
The five-unit, M-130 includes a Heidelberg JF-130 combination folder equipped with a delta fold option and automatic changeover. It also has the capability of delivering flat sheets. The addition of this press allows Journal Graphics to meet its customers' needs for high quality weekly and monthly publications, Journal Graphics officials report, adding that the new 16-page press lends itself perfectly to the short- to medium-length pressruns, which are Journal Graphics' hallmark. It is the company's fourth web press
Journal Graphics has roots dating back to 1872 and is still owned by the founding family. With a reputation for innovation, it was reportedly the first company west of the Mississippi River to install a heatset web press capable of printing four colors on both sides.
Journal Graphics has remained at the forefront from a technological standpoint throughout its operation. In 1995, a complete electronic prepress department was implemented. Computer-to-plate capabilities were added in 1998. Mailing services were added in the fall of 1998 to complement considerable bindery capacity and to make the company a truly full-service commercial web printer.
Journal Graphics employs 130 people and has seen revenues increase by 60 percent over the last four years.