Printers Show Confidence with Investments in Heidelberg Solutions
Allied currently runs the KAMA ProFold 74 roughly three-quarters of a shift per day, seven days a week, although the company expects that growing volume and customer demand soon will increase its utilization. According to Pelc, Allied is on track to rack up annual sales of $18 million this year, a figure representing a 17 percent increase over last year’s numbers.
With 84 employees deployed across a five-building campus, the company provides commercial offset and digital printing, as well as information management, mailing, e-commerce, and warehouse and fulfillment services to a primarily regional but increasingly national clientele.
All-Color Locks in “Huge Competitive Advantage” with Stitchmaster ST 100
“It doesn’t go on the floor unless it’s a Heidelberg,” declared All-Color Business Specialties owner Billy Bogue.
That said, the Farmingdale, NY-based trade printer advanced a companywide equipment upgrade recently with the installation of a Stitchmaster ST 100 saddlestitcher from Heidelberg. The company also installed a TH 66 Stahlfolder nine months ago, and recently signed an order for a Speedmaster XL 75 5-color press, to be delivered at the end of the year.
“The new stitcher offers new electronics, more sensors, more automation, and twice the productivity of our previous stitcher,” Bogue said. “That gives us a huge competitive advantage in our marketplace.”
The ST 100 outputs up to 9,000 copies per hour, incorporates six pockets with cover feeder, single hand-feed station, conveyor table with batch marker, and waste removal belt.
Established in 1959, All-Color Business Specialties is an $8 million printer to the trade, serving clients throughout Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. The all-Heidelberg shop currently operates no fewer than nine Heidelberg presses, ranging from a Speedmaster 74 4-color model, to a pair of Speedmaster SM 52 and six Printmaster QM 46-2s. The ST 100 saddlestitcher is the latest addition to the company’s full-service bindery, which also contains two POLAR cutters and three Stahlfolders.