Ripon Printers Increases Productivity with Installation of Speedmaster CD 74 Press Alongside Speedmaster SM 74 Press from Heidelberg
Ripon Printers, based in Ripon, Wis., recently installed a 6-color Speedmaster CD 74 press with perfector from Heidelberg to upgrade technology from an older press. Since the installation, the company reports an increase in productivity, primarily due to the press’ speed and automation. A long-time Heidelberg customer, Ripon Printers relies on sheetfed presses for consistent quality and efficiency, and installed the CD 74 to accommodate its 8-color Speedmaster SM 74 with perfector. When deciding how to make his pressroom more efficient, the company’s Sheetfed Supervisor, Mark Bethke, says he stayed with Heidelberg since his shop’s employees “are consistently impressed with the press performance.” Ripon Printers relies on Heidelberg’s systemservice experts, whom Bethke describes as “very reliable, always on time and producing great work.” Ripon Printers also uses Heidelberg Consumables products, including ink fountain foils and wash-up cloths. Founded in 1962, Ripon Printers specializes in book and magazine printing. The company employs a staff of approximately 330, with sales representatives on the East Coast and in the Midwest.
The Hubbard Co. Boosts Quality, Output with Printmaster QM 46 Press from Heidelberg
When the Hubbard Co., a small commercial printer in Defiance, Ohio, needed greater speed and better quality, it turned to Heidelberg for the answer. Four months ago, the company installed a 2-color Printmaster QM 46 press from Heidelberg to increase output of two-color letterhead, envelopes, business cards and small publication work. According to Don Correll, pressroom supervisor, the investment has resulted in a higher volume of clean, professional-quality printing. “Heidelberg presses are very reliable, and the new Printmaster QM 46 is no exception,” says President Tom Hubbard. “We have been impressed by the print quality, ease of operation and quick makeready times. The QM 46 has been a great addition to our pressroom.” The company, which runs the new press throughout two shifts, also operates a pair of 29-inch Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 presses and a pair of Heidelberg Windmill letterpresses. In addition to handling retail traffic through a store-front office supply business, the Hubbard Co.’s 40 employees serve a local, regional and national client base.