Kirkwood Adds Second Heidelberg Sheetfed Offset Press in 18 Months
At a time when the print industry is consolidating and print companies are diversifying their portfolios, Kirkwood is making a BOLD and significant move to increase UV printing, doubling down on print media with a monster 8-Color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 UV Perfector Press.
With a steadfast commitment to continuous investment in the latest, most productive/environmentally conscious technology, KIRKWOOD continues to grow and expand its printing capabilities. The 49-year-old, privately owned commercial printer KIRKWOOD announces the installation of a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 Press with DRYSTAR technology, located in their Wilmington, MA, facility.
Heidelberg, as a manufacturer, is regarded as a pioneer in ecological printing and has developed solutions to eliminate or reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and process emissions as well as reduce waste. The Speedmaster XL 106 is recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly presses in its class, delivering the smallest carbon footprint in the print industry, this press is further advancing our sustainability and environmental efforts.
“It is amazing in just a couple of years; Heidelberg has again added new technologies which help us with both short-run work as well as projects with higher page counts, which have many makereadies. We will now run projects very quickly and efficiently. This press gives KIRKWOOD 60% additional capacity and reduces our waste by 50%, over older presses – helping the customer and of course, the environment,” Chuck Colvin - Kirkwood Partner, adds.
"I love this machine," comments Bill Elwell, Pressroom Manager for Kirkwood. "The perfecting and UV capabilities mean our press operators can print faster, and customers can have shorter press checks. At full speed, we'll be able to print as fast as, (16) 8.5x11 pages at 15,000 sheets per hour on both sides simultaneously, or 240,000 pages per hour." Elwell adds.
"The need for high-quality print media to drive marketing and sales continues to be incredibly strong," states Mark Nappa, Chief Sales Officer for Kirkwood. Nappa clarifies, "But what customers want is the highest quality print collateral at a reasonable cost. Our new Speedmaster XL 106 8-Color Press is ideal to fulfill that need." Nappa continues, "Because the new perfecting press can print on both sides of a sheet of paper in a single pass, we'll be able to gain greater efficiencies, giving Kirkwood the ability to take on more work."
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