Heidelberg Technologies Bring Speed, Quality & Growth Opportunities for Printers Across the Country
KENNESAW, GA—April 30, 2007—Heidelberg USA announces the following new product installations:
Doubled Capacity and New Business in 2007 for Walker Printing Company, Inc.
Owner Taylor Blackwell of Walker Printing Company, Inc. has worked hard to gain loyal customers. With the installation of Heidelberg’s 4-color Speedmaster XL 105, the customers are now coming to him. “Our customers are excited about everything the press can do” Blackwell said. “They want to come in and see it run.” Walker Printing Company has more than doubled its capacity since the new press was installed in December, replacing an older Heidelberg model. The company’s new press comprises the latest technology, including Prinect CP 2000 Center Color Assistant, CP 2000 InstantGate and CP 2000 DryStar Advanced. “The Speedmaster XL 105 has already brought in some new work for us, including publications and catalogues,” Blackwell said. He reports that the quality on the new press, with Prinect Axis Control technology, gives consistency on color throughout the run. Walker Printing Company’s press operators report that they consistently run the Speedmaster XL 105 at its maximum speed of 18,000 impressions per hour, stating, “This is the first press we’ve ever seen that can run at top speed almost all the time.” The all-Heidelberg shop, located in Montgomery, Ala., serves associations and ministry organizations on a national level, with a satellite office located in Atlanta. The shop’s 65 employees expect to have their most successful year this year since their founding more than 60 years ago.
Robin Enterprises Installs Two Heidelberg Suprasetters
Robin Enterprises Co., a $23 million general commercial printer in Westerville, Ohio, recently made the move to a PDF/JDF-based workflow with the aid of twin Heidelberg Suprasetter E 105 platesetters with Multi-Cassette Loaders, Prinect Prinance Prinect Meta Dimension RIP, Prinect Meta Shooter imaging software console, and Prinect Prepress Interface. Why two Suprasetters? “We produce around 100 plates per day, which a single Suprasetter handles easily,” acknowledges Production Manager Duane Moore. “However, because our customer commitment is to service, having a backup platesetter enables us to keep going if anything should go wrong.” Of Robin Enterprises’ 129 employees, 30 are deployed in the company’s pressroom, which hosts an array of Heidelberg presses, including two 6-color Speedmaster CD 102 presses with coaters, a 5-color Speedmaster CD 102 press with coater, 2- and 4-color Speedmaster SM 102 presses, a Speedmaster SM 102 5-color with 3/2 perfector, as well as 2-, 4-, and 6-color Speedmaster SM 52 presses – 40 Heidelberg printing units in all. The company’s bindery features three POLAR paper cutters. The company boasts the largest installation of Prinect Prinance in North America. “We chose Heidelberg platesetters because we believe the company has a serious, long-term commitment to prepress development to complement its expertise in press technology,” Moore says. Robin Enterprises serves a national and international clientele, including many Fortune 500 companies.