Heidelberg USA Releases New Product Installation Report
Blanks Printing & Imaging Speeds Ahead with New Stahlfolder B 26
Blanks Printing & Imaging in Dallas , Texas recently added to its existing Heidelberg equipment with the installation of a Stahlfolder B 26. The new folder runs at an average rate of 16,000 sheets per hour. Jim Speed, who is head of the bindery, says Blanks runs the folder almost 50 hours a week. “Having a third large folder lets us have a higher base productivity,” he said. “We now can run an additional 16 hours of production per day on the most up-to-date machine available, which allows for quick turn-around for our clients.” The
B 26 complements the bindery, which includes three older Stahlfolder models. The postpress department also includes three POLAR cutters. Blanks Printing & Imaging is known for its long list of capabilities, from digital photography to expertise in prepress, press and postpress. Fulfillment and shipping services are also part of the company’s portfolio. “We are a large, full operation shop,” said Speed. Blanks Printing & Imaging focuses on general commercial work for agencies and retail sales companies in the United States . The shop began as Blanks Engraving more than 65 years ago, and is still a family-owned and operated company with more than 87,000 sq. ft. of facilities and 110 employees.
Graphic Communications Corporation Pumps Up Productivity with Speedmaster CD 102, Heidelberg Postpress Equipment
Loyalty is important to Hoyt Tuggle and the 60 employees at Graphic Communications Corporation in Lawrenceville , Ga. This is why they have used only Heidelberg presses for the past 27 years. “We use all Heidelberg presses and all of our postpress equipment is from Heidelberg ; including folders, cutters and stitchers,” Tuggle said. Graphic Communications Corporation most recently upgraded its pressroom with a new 6-color Speedmaster CD 102 with coater from Heidelberg . “The productivity just changes everything,” Tuggle said. “We were able to retire three older presses with different sheet sizes with the new CD 102.” That productivity is important for a company that services local, national and multi-national clients that rely on Graphic Communications for their business-to-business communications pieces. The pressroom now runs two presses full time, including a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74. With improved quality and greater capability, the new CD 102 allows Graphic Communications Corporation to concentrate on all areas of its business, including its full-service print fulfillment, point-of-purchase, multi-media communications, digital media and graphic design divisions. Founded in 1972, the general commercial printer is family-owned and operated out of Lawrenceville.