The company chose Heidelberg Postpress equipment because of its advanced technology and the ease of connectivity in working with Brandt’s other equipment. “We looked at many vendors, and Heidelberg’s offerings were the easiest to integrate with our press and prepress departments,” Brandt said. “Our goal is to achieve a completely integrated workflow in the near future, and Heidelberg is helping us accomplish this.”
“From our folders, cutters and saddlestitchers to our adhesive binders, folder gluers and die cutters, all of Heidelberg’s postpress equipment is designed with the latest technologies and features to help customers achieve speed across the shop,” said Ralph Pasquariello, vice president, Postpress Product Management, Heidelberg USA. “Companies like The Brandt Company are realizing the benefits of greater postpress automation in delivering faster make-ready times, higher quality products and expanded shop capabilities – all advantages that can be passed along to their own customers.”
Not new to Heidelberg equipment, The Brandt Company installed a 4-color Speedmaster SM 102 press with perfector and coater and a 6-color Speedmaster CD 74 press with coater last year. Based on its positive experience with Heidelberg press and postpress equipment, The Brandt Company is planning to make future investments in its prepress department, including workflow solutions that will allow its customers to submit and proof files in real time.
The Brandt Company, a family-owned and operated shop founded in 1970, currently has 60 employees and specializes in general commercial printing and packaging solutions. The company serves regional clients in the education, healthcare, service and manufacturing industries.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
With a global market share for sheetfed offset printing machines of more than 40 percent, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world’s leading solution provider for commercial and industrial customers in the print media industry. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the Company focuses on the entire process and value chain for popular format classes in the sheetfed offset and flexographic printing sectors. Apart from printing presses, the product portfolio includes plate imaging devices and finishing equipment, as well as software components designed to integrate all print manufacturing processes. In addition, Heidelberg offers a wide range of spare parts, consumables, used equipment and services, along with extensive training programs provided by the Print Media Academy. Furthermore, the Company assists its customers’ investment plans by offering financing concepts.