Heidelberg USA Releases New Product Installation Report
Palm Printing reports that one of the primary benefits of identical presses is the ability to produce same-size plates, resulting in reduced makeready times between prepress and pressroom operations. Running at its maximum capacity of 15,000 sheets per hour, the new CD 74 also was attractive because of its larger format size and perfecting capabilities, which have significantly decreased turnaround times while increasing capacity. Hedrick credits recent improvements in work quality to the Prinect Axis Control color measurement system outfitted on both of the company’s Speedmaster CD 74 presses.
The Sarasota, Fla.-based shop also relies on Heidelberg Consumables products, including Perfect Dot blankets, ink fountain foils, wash-up blades and rubber suckers. Family-owned Palm Printing’s 19 employees use the new CD 74 press to produce publications and high-end poster work for local and national clients in the food, accounting, real estate and manufacturing industries.
Sarasota, Fla.-based Target Graphics, Inc. recently added a host of new equipment to its all-Heidelberg shop, including a 6-color Speedmaster SM 74 press with coater, a Stitchmaster ST 90 saddlestitcher and a Stahlfolder USA B 26. The new Heidelberg equipment is used to produce general commercial work, such as catalogs, brochures, pocket folders, booklets and promotional materials, for a variety of Tampa Bay and Sarasota clients, including non-profit organizations, advertising agencies, developers and local manufacturers.
Shop owner John Masio reports that the new solutions have increased production by 80 percent by enabling the company to seamlessly move jobs through the pressroom and bindery. Running the new SM 74 at its full capacity of 15,000 sheets per hour, Target Graphics credits the increases in production to the press’ high levels of automation. Masio reports, “The new press makes it easy to handle larger workloads and produce high-end, high-quality work.”
Target Graphics’ new bindery equipment has increased scoring and folding efficiencies, thus reducing postpress outsourcing. The most recent additions were installed alongside the shop’s existing Heidelberg solutions, which include a 5-color Speedmaster SM 52, a 2-color Printmaster GTO 52 and two POLAR cutters. Founded in 1988, Target Graphics, Inc. is a family-owned and operated printer with 21 employees.