Heidelberg Technologies Bring Speed, Quality & Growth Opportunities for Printers Across the Country
KENNESAW, GA—April 2, 2007—Heidelberg USA announces the following new product installations:
Heidelberg Speedmaster Technology Keeps Quality and Service Strong at Beacon Printing
Beacon Printing prides itself on customer service, and its recent pressroom addition of a 5-color Speedmaster CD 74 with coater from Heidelberg is part of the shop’s commitment to delivering value to its customers. “The CD 74 fits our needs perfectly because several of our customers require six-page newsletters, and we can efficiently produce two-up on a sheet” Owner Wayne Magoon said. “We were concerned because our five-color press was really aging, and we wanted to upgrade with the latest technology.” Beacon Printing Owners Magoon and Art Grimes are excited as their shop continues its growth and high-quality offerings with this newest press installation. “The CD 74 clearly gives us an advantage in speed, along with a finer dot, which gives us higher quality,” Magoon said. “It is certainly capable of handling more work than our previous press.” Beacon printing runs a long shift, with bindery operators coming in very early and presses running late into the night. The company is so committed to its clients, located throughout the country, that it is known to stay open 24 hours a day to get rush jobs finished in time. “The new press lets us maintain our capability,” Magoon said. “We are already running it at full speed.” Magoon credits the expertise that Heidelberg’s trainers have brought to the installation process. The company now boasts three Heidelberg presses, a Stahlfolder folder, and other bindery equipment from Heidelberg. Beacon Printing provides newsletters, business materials, marketing materials and annual reports for its clients, including national mid-size associations and private companies. The Waldorf, Md.-based company currently has 22 employees.
Lebco Graphics’ Productivity Leaps with Printmaster PM 52 from Heidelberg
Lebco Graphics, a $4 million publication and general commercial printer in Boerne, Texas, recently replaced an existing Heidelberg GTO with a Printmaster PM 52 5-color press with automatic blanket washup, automatic inking unit washup and Prinect Classic Center control console. “We’re very happy with the new press,” says Owner Lanne Bremher. “The automated features save us a great deal of time and effort, and the sales and service support have been excellent.” In fact, Lebco Graphics has experienced a leap in productivity of up to 400 percent with its new press. Established in 1970, Lebco Graphics has invested heavily in new equipment over the past five years, nearly doubling its growth from 2005 to 2006. The long-time Heidelberg customer also operates a POLAR cutter, a GTO one-color press, and a Windmill letterpress. Other businesses under the Lebco umbrella include Lebco Office Products, the JM Group, one of the largest mailing houses in the San Antonio area, and Southwest Education Enterprises, which provides scientific educational materials to colleges and universities across the nation. Lebco Graphics currently has 27 employees.