Four Printers Reap the Benefits of New Heidelberg Gear
KENNESAW, Ga.—July 9, 2015—Heidelberg has announced the following new equipment installations:
James Litho of Ontario, California, recently replaced another manufacturer’s digital device with a Linoprint C901+ from Heidelberg. Prinect Digital Print Manager enables integration of the Linoprint digital printing system into the shop’s existing Prinect management and production workflow, while the Prinect PDF Color Toolbox software suite provides the company with a complete set of PDF editing tools for commercial and package printing. “We wanted to have a faster machine we could control and color-manage off our Heidelberg Prinect front end,” commented company president Jeff James. “That requirement drove the whole thing.”
Henry Wurst Inc., based in Kansas City, Missouri, is growing, and recently installed a Varimatrix 105 CS diecutter from Heidelberg to bring diecutting work in-house and put an end to costly outsourcing. “The new equipment expands our capabilities, and gives us better control over time, quality, and costs, which enable us to provide our customers with faster turn times and better pricing,” said Plant Manager Randy Radosevich. The Varimatrix CS handles the output from the company’s 13 sheetfed offset, web offset, and digital presses at speeds from 5,000 to 7,500 sheets/hr., depending on substrate and run length. “It was gratifying to work with Heidelberg’s executive, sales, and technical teams, “ Radosevich continued. “Installation and training were handled professionally and efficiently, all the way around.”
Franklin Press of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had not purchased a new folder in some time, and was ill equipped to handle an otherwise welcome influx of commercial signature and direct mail work. Since the company installed a Stahlfolder TH66 continuous-feed folder with SPH stream delivery with integrated pressing device earlier this year, however, the tables began to turn. The company now enjoys faster setups and greater productivity, with capacity to spare. “The TH66 has met and exceeded all our expectations,” said Operations Manager Gene Smith.
National Mail Graphics in Philadelphia augmented its fleet of aging, non-automated folding equipment with a new BH 82 Stahlfolder from Heidelberg. The highly automated folding machine features a right-angle station and standard non-stacking delivery. According to Director of Operations Jeff Ryan, the company hopes to double its speed and productivity over time.