Primary Color Invests in the Future with State-of-the-art Pressroom and Bindery Equipment from Heidelberg
KENNESAW, GA—January 24, 2007—Heidelberg USA today announced that Primary Color, a $50 million, high-end commercial printer based in Culver City, Calif., recently purchased a new Speedmaster XL 105 eight-color press with extended delivery as well as multiple bindery equipment additions from Heidelberg as part of a companywide upgrade of printing and bindery operations. New bindery additions include an automated Stahlfolder TH-82 folder, a Stitchmaster ST 90 six-pocket saddle stitcher with cover feeder and hand feed station, and a POLAR RA-4 jogger with pile turner and Transomat. The installations will take place in conjunction with the planned relocation of the company’s Culver City facility to El Segundo, Calif. in August 2007, and its Irvine, Calif. facility to Costa Mesa, Calif. in early 2008.
According to Mike Hirt, vice president of Manufacturing, Primary Color expects to realize productivity gains of 50 percent as a result of the upgrades, including a 20 to 30 percent improvement in makereadies on the new XL 105. “Given our reputation for quality and brand consistency and our expertise in color management, we knew the XL 105 was the press for us.”
The new machine will join Primary Color’s existing six- and eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 presses in the company’s new El Segundo headquarters, where it will be put to work turning out high-impact brochures and marketing collateral at its maximum real production speed of 18,000 iph.
The fully automated Speedmaster XL 105 is the ideal high-volume production press for the commercial, label and packaging sectors, combining the shortest makeready with the highest real production speeds, contributing to maximum productivity and output. Features include:
Preset Plus Feeder, ensuring that sheets are fed stress-free, aligned precisely, and travel smoothly into the first unit. All material air adjustments are preset and storable.
AirTransfer system with Venturi sheet guide plates, allowing sheets of any stock to travel mark-free and register-true, even at full production speeds to 18,000 sph.