Heidelberg USA Releases New Product Installation Report
Trademark Press, a general commercial printer located in Longwood, Fla., recently installed a host of Heidelberg equipment, including a 2-color Printmaster GTO 52 press, a 2-color Printmaster QM 46 press and a POLAR 78 X high-speed cutter, to support a merger between Trademark Press and another local print shop. Founded in 2001, Trademark Press is one of central Florida’s top 10 business card producers. The shop reports that accuracy has greatly improved in its bindery due to a two-inch cutting feature installed on the POLAR cutter to assist business card production.
With the new equipment, Trademark Press also has improved print quality and eliminated outsourcing of high-quality work. Company owners Katherine and David Gliksman report faster turnaround times due to workflow connectivity, reporting that “each department within our shop funnels work to or from our Heidelberg equipment.” The owners also add, “With the new equipment, we have been much more successful in turning work around quickly, at higher levels of quality than we’d ever hoped for.”
Trademark Press’ eight employees use the new Heidelberg solutions to produce a variety of materials, such as four-color brochures, flyers, business cards, labels and carbonless forms for a local client base that includes small to medium-sized retail businesses and trade/print brokers. The shop uses Heidelberg Consumables products exclusively, including Perfect Dot blankets and PerfectPak packing paper. One of Trademark Press’ business goals is to purchase a six-color Heidelberg press in 2007.
The in-plant print shop for HealthSouth, one of the largest healthcare providers in the United States, recently upgraded equipment from a 10-year-old analog film prepress system to a fully-automated Suprasetter 74 computer-to-plate (CtP) device with Multi-Cassette Loader (MCL) from Heidelberg. Production manager of printing services Danny Kirkland reports that the shop decided on the new equipment because of its PDF integration, dependability and innovative design.