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Laurel Print and Graphics Installs All-Heidelberg Lineup After Disaster Strikes
When a flash flood destroyed the equipment in his 6,000-square-foot print shop earlier this summer, the owner of Laurel Print and Graphics in Turtle Creek, PA saw the chance to transform an emergency into an opportunity. Following a period during which the company outsourced its work-on-hand to other local firms, Laurel print replaced its defunct cutter, folder, and two small-format presses (both Heidelbergs) with a new lineup entirely by Heidelberg, including a POLAR 78 XS high-speed cutter, a Stahlfolder USA B20 with right-angle attachment, a Printmaster PM 52 4-color press, a Printmaster QM 46 2-color machine, and assorted, Heidelberg-branded Saphira pressroom consumables. “It’s not necessarily the way we wanted to get there, but I’ve always wanted to have an all-Heidelberg shop,” said company president Keith Jones. Although the new equipment has been in production for less than a month at this point, Jones already is convinced that his all-Heidelberg instincts were dead-on in the first place. “We always had performance and reliability issues with other suppliers’ equipment,” he said, “but our older Printmaster PM 52 2-color press ran for four productive, problem-free years before the flood. We look forward to more of the same.”
Laurel Print and Graphics provides business stationery, brochures, leaflets, forms, postcards and other commercially printed materials to a regional client base located in western Pennsylvania. The company employs a staff of five.
M13 Graphics Installs Twin POLAR Cutters with Compucut
M13 Graphics, Inc. is an online retail design and printing company currently in transition from outside brokering to in-house manufacturing. To help negotiate the shift, the company recently installed a pair of POLAR 115 XT guillotine cutters with lifts, jogger and scales, and proceeded to network them via Heidelberg Compucut software. Compucut creates efficient cutting programs for M13’s POLAR high-speed cutters by generating all required presettings from CtP files and loading the correct cutting program into the machine, enabling it to operate without interruption. This was of paramount importance to the company, whose bread-and-butter derives from its ability to print, then gang run a wide variety of differently sized products—business cards, flyers, postcards, brochures, etc.—on a single sheet.