Nonheatset Printers — Cold Webs Commercial
The company also expects the new press to increase commercial printing opportunities at WTE.
“We produce weekly shoppers for various areas now,” explains Jim Thompson, production director. “We also do a lot of printing of course books and other materials for the local community college. The Uniset will let us handle that work and expand into new business with the additional productivity.”
Walker adds that the new press will allow WTE to both pursue new commercial jobs and expand some of their current special sections. “One that comes to mind is the Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes. Because of color limitations, we have never been able to do justice to the quality and beauty of the homes. The section, from the reproduction and quality standpoint, has always been somewhat of a disappointment to me. Also, in the past, we haven’t pursued more magazine-type projects with a slick sheetfed cover and newsprint inside, but we can now, because the quality and color will allow us to do that.”
WTE’s existing sheetfed department consists of a two-color Heidelberg SORDZ and a two-color Hamada. They plan to upgrade to a four-color press after the Uniset is installed, since most of their sheetfed work is already four-color.
Among its features, the Uniset 75 offers the option of running both heatset and coldset in-line.
“One of the reasons we chose this press was the fact that we can add dryers down the road,” Walker says. “At some point, that will be a secondary move, but our customers don’t have a need for that feature at this time. As sophistication grows, so will we.” PI