Graphic Composition, Inc. Takes Control of Postpress Operations with KAMA TS 74-60 Die Cutter from Heidelberg
Graphic Composition, Inc. recently achieved greater control of its postpress activities with the installation of a KAMA TS 74-60 die cutter from Heidelberg. Installed to improve quality and keep more work in-house, Graphic Composition President Mark Jungen reports that the KAMA die cutter, along with the hot and cold foil stamping and embossing options, enables the shop to expedite the delivery of finished products to customers. The shop installed the new die cutter to complement the DI technology in its pressroom, which boasts a Speedmaster 74 DI press and a Quickmaster QM DI 46 press from Heidelberg. “We pride ourselves on service and quick turnaround,” said Jungen. “With the new equipment, we now have more capacity and can move jobs through the bindery much faster.” Founded in 1948, the Greenville, Wis. shop has 41 employees who service national clients in the food, electric and retail industries, along with advertising agencies and other printers in the trade. The company currently uses the new KAMA die cutter to produce a variety of materials, including packaging, pocket folders, point-of-purchase displays, brochures and promotional collateral and annual reports.
Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 Helps Apex Commercial Printing Keep More Work In-house
Arif Siddiq, owner of Apex Commercial Printing in Atlanta, Ga., says his company’s sales have increased significantly in the three months since Apex installed a 2-color Printmaster QM 46 press from Heidelberg. A printer to the trade, Apex had been using its existing Heidelberg presses, a 4-color Speedmaster SM 52 and a 5-color Speedmaster SM 74 press with coater, to produce its one- and two-color materials. With the bulk of these jobs now being handled by the QM 46, says Siddiq, Apex not only has created additional capacity on the larger presses, but now can accept a wider range of jobs, including envelopes, carbonless forms, letterheads and embossed invitations. “The QM 46 is rapidly paying for itself in our higher revenues,” Siddiq confirms. “It gives us a lot of volume and keeps the customers’ work in-house.” Apex also operates a Heidelberg Prosetter computer-to-plate device, a POLAR 78 cutter and a Stahlfolder USA B-20. The shop uses Heidelberg’s prepress and press Consumables products. Apex was established in 1995 and has been a Heidelberg customer “since day one,” says Siddiq – with excellent results. “Since we installed the Speedmaster SM 74 and Prosetter two years ago, our annual revenue has jumped from $800,000 to $2.2 million and rising,” he concludes. “Heidelberg adds value to our company.”