Heidelberg has announced the following new product installations:
One To Grow On: Inland Label Acquires Second Speedmaster XL 105
Inland Label and Marketing Services, LLC, headquartered in La Crosse, Wis., reports the installation of its second Speedmaster XL 105-8+L with CutStar in-line sheeting unit, aqueous coater, Prinect Press Center with Intellistart operator guidance system, integrated Wallscreen, and Prinect Inpress Control color measurement and control system. Except for the upgrade to the in-line Inpress Control, the new press is identical to the company’s first Speedmaster XL 105, installed in 2008. Inland offers a wide range of home-grown and proprietary ink and coating systems, most of which are highly engineered and developed specifically for individual customers. Accordingly, the new press is outfitted for future upgrades including alternative ink systems such as UV.
The new installation positions Inland Label to handle a growing volume of package decoration projects as the company navigates a shift in demand from paper to very lightweight film labels. Product offerings include cut-and-stack, pressure-sensitive, roll-fed, injection in-mold and blow-mold labels for customers in the beverage, food and consumer product markets. The company produces more than 20 billion premium offset and gravure-printed package labels annually.
Family owned and operated for three generations, Inland Label is exclusively dedicated to package decoration. The company employs 250 at its three facilities. The company’s history of investment, innovation and superior customer service distinguishes it from the run-of-the-mill and keeps it growing.
POLAR 155 XT Undertakes Heavy Duty at Houston’s Falcon Packaging
Falcon Packaging & Converting in Houston, Texas took delivery of a POLAR 155 XT high-speed, programmable guillotine cutter with extended backgauge and POLAR stack lift in December. As a result, said company president David Powell, “We not only have improved our efficiency and productivity dramatically, but our confidence in the products we manufacture is higher.”
The new cutter replaces a 30-year-old POLAR machine and joins an existing 5-year-old POLAR 155 XT in Falcon’s busy cutting department, where the company converts all types, calipers and sizes of coated and uncoated chipboard. The new cutter’s 2m extended backgauge now enables the company to cut stock up to 78” long, while the ergonomic design and easy programmability of the new cutter are popular with Falcon’s operators. Falcon also produces custom sheets, corrugated cartons, and plastic bags and films for a nationwide customer base.
Established in 2003, Falcon Packaging & Converting boasts a long relationship with Heidelberg, based on expectations of quality, performance and service.
Gateway Printing Runs with Assurance on Heidelberg Prepress and Press Equipment
Gateway Printing & Office Supply, Inc., Edinburg, Texas, reports the installation of a Heidelberg Suprasetter 105 CtP device with Prinect Prepress Manager workflow and Prinect Prepress Interface to ensure the direct transfer of print-relevant parameters from the prepress to the press setting stage with minimal waste. The company also installed a second Printmaster QM 46-2 concurrently with the new Suprasetter, which is used to image Saphira Chemfree plates.