Heidelberg USA Releases New Product Installation Report
Perfection Press Lives Up to Its Name with New Printmaster PM 74
Perfection Press in Logan , Iowa should give lessons in professional printing. The printer, which produces school text books and workbooks, has just upgraded to a new 4-color Printmaster PM 74 with perfector. Perfection Press Vice President Steve Browning says the new press has been an “amazing” improvement over the shop’s old press. He says make-ready times have been cut in half and run speeds have doubled to 10,000 sph. Other features Perfection Press likes include the press’ reasonably compact design that didn’t require the shop to pour any new flooring; the static eliminator, which allows the shop to print on lighter weight paper; and the auto blanket and auto plate that result in quicker make-ready times. Browning also says the system service 36plus agreement, which comes with new Heidelberg presses and provides 36 months of repair services and parts, Web-based remote service and 24/7 expert access, gives him “peace of mind.” Perfection Press produces education material for its sister company, Perfection Learning, as well as general commercial printing for colleges and small publishers. Founded in 1965, it now employs 45 people.
Ponders, Inc. Goes CtP, Installs Heidelberg Prosetter P74
Ponders Printing, a general commercial printer located in Thomasville , Ga. , recently installed a Heidelberg Prosetter P74 violet platesetter in conjunction with an upgrade of its design department. The new metal platesetter replaces an older polyester model. According to Plant Manager Gary Wisham, the company is enjoying substantial overall productivity and quality improvement as a result of the installation. The 74-year old company knows the value of quality and speed to its customers. In its pressroom, Ponders also operates Heidelberg SORM and MO presses. A Heidelberg customer for many years, Ponders, Inc. employs 13 in its printing division and serves a regional clientele.