Speedmaster XL 75 Press Purchases Springing Up from New York to New Hampshire
KENNESAW, GA—September 5, 2013—In the northeast United States, a recent spate of Speedmaster XL 75 installations evinces the growing popularity of Heidelberg’s market-leading XL platform in a flexible, half-size format.
“Best Press We’ve Ever Run”
About a year ago, Rose Press (Mt. Vernon, NY) brought in a five-color Speedmaster XL 75 with aqueous coater and Prinect Axis Control to upgrade and replace an existing six-color, 29˝ Speedmaster DI press. The aim, as well as the result, of the installation was to dramatically boost the efficiency and throughput of the company’s pressroom in the wake of a significant increase in job volume.
“We’re experiencing a general upswing in business based on our reputation, great customer service, good pricing, and quality products,” said company President Pat Mondesando. “After the economic downturn, we’ve gotten our numbers back up, and are maintaining and growing our volume.”
With the new Speedmaster XL 75 in place, and with the able assistance of the company’s existing Speedmaster SM 74, the company is well positioned to field whatever orders come its way on whatever schedule its customers demand. Not only does the Speedmaster XL 75 give the $8 million, full-service commercial printer “everything we need and then some,” Mondesando added, “But our longtime experienced pressmen also say it’s absolutely the best press we ever have run.”
A Heidelberg shop “since day one in 1987,” Rose Press specializes in short-run, quick-turn multi-color sheetfed and digital work—“Anything that can be run on stocks from 40-lb to 18-pt,” Mondesando explained—for clients in the educational, pharmaceutical, and financial markets. The company’s physical plant in Mt. Vernon houses an electronic prepress department, full-service bindery, and direct mail facility. Rose Press also is a full-line user of Heidelberg Saphira consumable products, “all of which run flawlessly in our Heidelberg equipment,” Mondesando said.
In January, E.R. Hitchcock (New Britain, CT) took delivery of a five-color Speedmaster XL 75-5+LX model with Prinect Axis Control to take competitive advantage of its Peak Performance running speed (18,000 sph), built-in efficiencies, and high quality.