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Pavsner Press Claims Trifecta with Purchase of Third Speedmaster Perfecting Press
Pavsner Press, a general commercial printer serving Baltimore and the surrounding area since 1963, now boasts a total of three Heidelberg perfecting presses in its equipment lineup. The firm’s most recent acquisition is a 6-color Speedmaster SM 102 perfector with coater, Instant Gate and Axis Control, which joins the shop’s existing 2-color SM 102 and 5-color, 29” SM 74 in turning out a wide range of commercial printing for its loyal clients. “We needed more efficiency, faster speeds and faster makereadies to stay competitive,” said company President Lenny Hilliard. “The Preset Plus Feeder minimizes our set up time. The entire feeder can be fully set from the console with extreme precision, to the point that our second pressman has commented that he hardly touches the feeder going from one job to the next.” Another feature Hilliard admires is the InkLine 3000 ink supply system, which he termed “a pressman’s best friend. It maintains a constant level of ink throughout the entire run under all consumption rates. The press stays cleaner and there is virtually no waste. The pressman can attend to other priorities rather than chasing the level and replenishment of ink.” As for the Axis Control Color measurement system, he said, "I can't believe how quickly our pressmen have embraced this technology. It’s a great tool for production and quality - the first sheet is identical to the last.” Hilliard predicts a 30-40 percent increase in production as a result of these and other enhancements.
The presence of three perfecting presses in its all-Heidelberg pressroom gives Pavsner the flexibility to turn work faster and more cost-effectively for his customers because, as Hilliard maintains, “The printer that can do the work more quickly gets the job. It’s as simple as that.” The company is currently working its way through a Heidelberg Start-Up Performance Kit containing Saphira press wash, fountain solution, blankets and other supplies, and has been pleased with the results. As to the value of owning a Heidelberg, “We’re long-term thinkers, so it has always made sense for us to rely on a press supplier whose equipment is built for the ages and whose reputation is as solid as Heidelberg’s,” Hilliard said. “Reliability is the key to customer service, and we know that our Heidelberg presses will print the same way they do now in five or ten years’ time. These days, there’s no margin for error. By choosing Heidelberg, we make good on our promise to deliver a quality product to our customers as quickly as possible.”