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Central Printing Adds Ricoh Pro C901 with Color Management by Heidelberg
Central Printing in Beckley, WV, reports the installation of a Heidelberg-supplied Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition digital press. Founded more than 40 years ago, Central has evolved from a one-color shop into a full-color, full-service commercial printing business that now offers a broad range of services from offset and digital printing to graphic design and mailing. The new press—the company’s first digital machine—is the latest in a long line of Heidelberg-manufactured and Heidelberg-supplied solutions that have been company mainstays for many years.
“Central enjoys a significant competitive advantage as the first company within a 100-mile radius of Beckley to offer sophisticated digital printing services at this level,” said company president Rick Fazio, adding that the new press already has generated significant additional work from existing and walk-in customers.
Moreover, “Thanks to color management via Heidelberg’s Prinect Color Toolbox,” he continued, “the new press enables us to produce awesome color quality with much lower waste, and we now save the money we used to spend outsourcing digital projects.”
The longtime Heidelberg user also operates a number of Heidelberg presses, including a 5-color Speedmaster SM 74, two Printmaster QM 46-2s, USA B20 and B26 Stahlfolders, an ST 90 saddlestitcher, and a pair of 36” POLAR cutters. A Suprasetter A75 platesetter with Prinect prepress workflow is the linchpin of Central’s prepress department, and the company relies on Heidelberg Saphira consumables, including Chemfree plates, along with inks, blankets and pressroom chemistry.
Established in 1976, third-generation family owned and operated Central Printing posts $2 million in annual sales and a workforce of 16.