The Printer Transitions to Computer-to-Plate with Heidelberg’s Prosetter 74 Platesetter
The Printer, a general commercial printer located in Davis, Calif., recently installed its first computer-to-plate (CtP) device, a Prosetter 74 from Heidelberg. Added to improve quality and efficiency in its prepress department, the Prosetter 74 was the obvious choice for Owner Howard Galbreath, who asserts, “We always look at Heidelberg first because Heidelberg has unmatched professionalism in the industry.” Since the installation, the shop reports significant improvements in quality, such as sharper dots and better registration and screen values, and an easy integration into the shop’s workflow. The shop also uses Heidelberg Consumables products, including Saphira Violet plates and chemistry, to maximize prepress efficiencies. The Printer, which boasts an all-Heidelberg pressroom and prepress department, serves a primarily local clientele that includes graphic designers, book publishers and small businesses. Founded in 1966, the family-owned and operated shop has a staff of 10 employees.
Color-Graphic Printing Lightens Its Load with New Printmaster QM 46 Press from Heidelberg
Color-Graphic Printing Inc., a medium-sized, general commercial printer located in Springfield, Mo., recently installed a second 2-color Printmaster QM 46 press from Heidelberg to increase capacity. According to Owner Steve Johnson, the busy company has significantly increased its output of short-run duplicator-type work, including carbonless forms, letterhead and two-color brochures, since the new press was installed in May. In addition to the twin Printmaster QM 46 presses, Color-Graphic Printing also operates a 4-color Speedmaster SM 102, a 6-color Speedmaster CD 74, a 5-color Speedmaster SM 52 and two single-color Heidelberg S-Line presses. The company’s all-Heidelberg bindery hosts a Stitchmaster ST 270 saddlestitcher, 45-inch and 36-inch POLAR cutters, and a trio of Stahlfolders. Established in 1969, Color-Graphic Printing’s 40 employees serve a primarily regional clientele.
Star Press of Pearl River Boosts Productivity 200 Percent with POLAR 115X from Heidelberg