Printers Boost Productivity with Heidelberg Intelligent Automation Installs
Given its history with multiple Stitchmaster models, including the ST 350 and ST 270 it still operates, Binderyonics selected Heidelberg once again, based on the equipment’s exceptional operator friendliness, quality and reliability. “We love it,” Griffin said. Elsewhere in the shop, the company operates no fewer than six POLAR cutting systems and 22 Stahlfolders.
With annual sales in the $10 million range and 150 employees, Binderyonics Inc. is a high-volume cutting, folding, saddlestitching, inkjet imaging, shrink wrap and mailing service facility specializing in large production runs at competitive prices.
Lew A. Cummings Gains Greater Sheetfed Offset Firepower with Speedmaster XL 75
Lew A. Cummings Co., a full-service publication printer based in Hooksett, NH, recently supercharged its pressroom with the addition of a Speedmaster XL 75 with Prinect Inpress Control, AutoPlate XL simultaneous plate-changing, extended delivery, and integrated Wallscreen. In addition, Heidelberg’s JDF-based, Prinect Pressroom Manager workflow communicates preset data intelligently from prepress so that print jobs are automatically available to the press at the right time.
According to Pressroom Manager Dan Trudel, the new press will enable the company to supplement its web offset publication printing with a larger volume of commercial sheetfed offset work. The new XL 75 joins Cummings’s 1997 Speedmaster SM 102 in the production of sheetfed offset-printed components for web runs from 2,000-100,000. Cummings selected Heidelberg again, based on its trouble-free history with the SM 102, and because of the many time- and labor-saving features of the XL 75. The company’s bindery hosts assorted POLAR cutters and Stahlfolders.
Richardson Independent School District Adopts CtP with Suprasetter A52 from Heidelberg
The print shop serving the Richardson Independent School District in Richardson, TX, reports the recent installation of a Suprasetter A52 platesetter with MetaDimension RIP. The new platesetter is used to image Saphira Chemfree plates for two offset presses. The installation marks the shop’s transition from a film-based to a computer-to-plate workflow, as well as its first foray into 4-color process printing, which it previously outsourced.