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Tucson Printer Banishes Downtime with QM 46-2 from Heidelberg
AlphaGraphics 153 (Cooper Enterprises, Inc.) in Tucson, AZ recently added a Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 2-color press to relieve the load on an aging QM 46-2, which had “outlived” its original service contract. According to owner Keith Cooper, the new press is “a real workhorse” that handles “spot color work, everything,” in addition to saving on labor, time, service calls and downtime. “It’s also easier to produce a good quality piece on the new press,” Cooper added. The small commercial printer produces about 250 Heidelberg Cristala plates each month on its Heidelberg Quicksetter.
Founded in 1986, the family owned AlphaGraphics franchise employs a staff of 14 and serves a local clientele. Annual revenue is in the $1.5 million range.
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Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
With a global market share for sheetfed offset printing machines of more than 40 percent, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world's leading solution provider for commercial and industrial customers in the print media industry. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the Company focuses on the entire process and value chain for popular format classes in the sheetfed offset and flexographic printing sectors. Apart from printing presses, the product portfolio includes plate imaging devices and finishing equipment, as well as software components designed to integrate all print manufacturing processes. In addition, Heidelberg offers a wide range of spare parts, consumables, used equipment and services, along with extensive training programs provided by the Print Media Academy. Furthermore, the Company assists its customers' investment plans by offering financing concepts.
Heidelberg is most active within the major OECD industrial regions and is expanding its involvement within growing markets such as Asia and Eastern Europe. With development and production sites in six countries and some 250 sales offices worldwide, the Company offers services to more than 200,000 customers around the globe. Heidelberg generates 85 percent of global sales through company-owned sales offices and above 85 percent outside of Germany. In fiscal year 2007/2008, Heidelberg achieved sales of Euro 3.670 billion referring to the divisions Press, Postpress and Financial Services as well as a net profit of Euro 142 million. As of March 31, 2008, the Group employed 19,596 staff worldwide.