Heidelberg USA Releases New Product Installation Report
Prepress, Press, Postpress Equipment Installed Around the Country
KENNESAW, Ga. – July 31, 2006 – Heidelberg USA announces the following sample of new product installations:
Trade printer Moquin Press recently installed a second Speedmaster XL 105 - Heidelberg’s maximum performance press, which comes fully automated with two aqueous coater cassettes - to meet increasing demand. The company, which acquired its first XL 105 in 2005, provides specialty printing, die cutting and stamping services at its “one-stop” facility located in Belmont, Calif. According to company president Greg Moquin, the second Speedmaster XL 105 has increased Moquin’s pressroom capacity by 30 percent since it was installed in early May. Moquin credits the XL 105’s 18,000 impressions per hour running speed and larger sheet size (29” x 41.75”) with giving his company “a decisive competitive edge.”
Founded in 1985, Moquin Press has 85 employees and expects to reach $14 million in sales this year. With the aid of its two XL 105s and four other Heidelberg presses, the company produces work which varies in size, scope and complexity, including standard corporate collateral, custom die-cut folders and specialty packaging. Moquin Press primarily services Bay Area printers, print brokers, in-house print shops, designers and other trade professionals.
Malloy Incorporated, a book printer located in Ann Arbor, Mich., recently installed a 2-color Speedmaster SM 102 with perfector from Heidelberg to replace two older SM 102 presses. Peter Shima, vice president of operations at Malloy, reports that the shop’s previous SM 102 presses were at least 20 years old and had produced more than 350 million impressions each. Shima says the shop’s goal for the latest addition is to “produce as much work on one press as we were using two.”
Running at approximately 12,000 to 15,000 impressions per hour, the new SM 102 produces more work in less time due to advanced automation and user-friendly features. The Speedmaster SM 102 was installed to complement a 5-color Speedmaster SM 74 press and a 5-color Speedmaster SM 72 press, which are primarily used to produce book covers.