Moquin Press Speeds Ahead With Second Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105
KENNESAW, GA—November 15, 2006—Moquin Press of Belmont, CA, has increased its pressroom capacity by 30 percent in just six weeks after installing its second Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105, according to President Greg Moquin. The San Francisco Bay Area trade printer, which installed its first Speedmaster XL 105 last year, does a fast-paced, high-volume business serving print brokers, in-house print shops, designers and other trade professionals with high production standards and even higher expectations.
“Our steadily increasing volume demanded that we do something to keep pace with customer demands,” Moquin said. Thanks to the new Speedmaster XL 105, the company has opened a window of production large enough to accommodate both its regularly scheduled work plus anything else its customers may need.
As a printer to the trade, Moquin’s business thrives on the XL 105’s speed and flexibility. “The XL 105’s productivity at speeds to 18,000 sph gives us a decisive competitive edge,” Moquin said. In addition, the XL 105’s larger (29.53 x 41.34”) format size has made “a huge difference to us,” he added. “We run a wide variety of different stocks. Because I can get more up on a sheet, there’s not a lot of waste. And I’m the only shop in town that can turn out a 28 x 41” poster.” According to Moquin, the XL 105 handles substrates from onionskin to 40-point board with ease – and with little or no noise beyond the steady hum of the machinery.
The Speedmaster XL 105 is designed to achieve the industry’s highest output with significantly faster changeover times and the highest real production speeds. The benefits of its full automation include:
Preset Plus Feeder, a totally roller and brush-free, single suction belt infeed table, ensures sheets are fed stress free, aligned precisely, and travel smoothly into the first unit. All material air adjustments are preset and storable.