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From MIS to Postpress, Heidelberg Innovations Help Customers Grow Their Businesses

Heidelberg has announced the following new product installations:

Worzalla Publishing Equips Digital Book Printing Business with Eurobind 600 PUR and POLAR Cutter

Worzalla Publishing reports the purchase of a Eurobind 600 PUR binder and POLAR 66 guillotine cutter to support its new digital book printing operation, co-located with the company’s main facility in Stevens Point, WI.

“We are responding to customer demand for ultra-short-run books in quantities as low as 10-20 copies,” said Vice President of Operations Kris Koch. “We chose the Eurobind’s PUR glue option to address any stock or toner-based issues associated with digitally printed output.” Likewise, the programmable, easy-to-operate POLAR is specially designed for the needs of the digital printing businesses.

Founded in 1892, Worzalla Publishing today is a state-of-the-art, full-service, book-manufacturing company. Its 300,000-squre-foot plant in Stevens Point is dedicated to the printing and binding of hard- and softcover books. The 100 percent employee-owned company has a staff of 280.

Ry-Gan Printing Chooses New USA B20 Stahlfolder for Reliability, Ready Access to Service

Ry-Gan Printing, Inc. in Rochester, NY recently added a new USA B20 2-station, pile-fed Stahlfolder from Heidelberg. The new folder, which replaces an aging Stahl, is notable for its more compact size and improved ease-of-use, said company president Craig Schinsing.

“We bought another Stahlfolder for its reliability, as well as for the assurance that if a problem arises, Heidelberg service will be able to help resolve it,” he said.

Ry-Gan has been a general commercial printer to the trade for more than a quarter of a century. In addition to the new folder, the company relies on an all-Heidelberg pressroom lineup of Speedmaster SM 52 and SM 74 presses; Prinect CtP prepress workflow driving a Suprasetter A75 thermal platesetter; and a full-service bindery equipped with POLAR guillotine cutters. The company, which employs a staff of 10, currently is evaluating the purchase of an additional new Heidelberg press.

Northern Ohio Printing Installs Prinect Business Manager MIS

Northern Ohio Printing, Cleveland, Ohio has installed Heidelberg’s new Prinect Business Manager MIS solution. Company president Gary Chmielewski expects the new system to help his business run even more efficiently.

“It helps us zero-in on costs and profits, ties in easily with our accounting system, and provides fast, flexible estimates. It also helps with scheduling,” he said, adding that the new software’s functionality supports both the company’s Heidelberg offset and its digital presses.

A longtime Heidelberg customer, Northern Ohio boasts an offset pressroom lineup consisting of a 29” Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 perfector, and two Printmaster QM 46-2 small-format machines. The company’s full-service bindery hosts 36” and 45”programmable POLAR cutters, and a 29” KAMA die-cutter with foil stamping and embossing. Additional capabilities include digital cut-sheet printing, digital wide-format, and Web-to-Print services. The company employs a staff of 30.

Pharmaceutical Packaging Specialist August Faller KG Invests in Two Die Cutters from Heidelberg

August Faller KG recently took delivery of two new Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB die cutters from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) at its folding carton PharmaServiceCenter in Waldkirch, Germany. This will enable Faller, which specializes primarily in producing pharmaceutical packaging, to boost its productivity and delivery capability.

“Investing in two Dymatrix die cutters from Heidelberg underscores our strategy of focusing….on our just-in-time manufacturing philosophy,” said Waldkirch plant manager Nikolaus Reichenbach.

This is exactly what the two Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB die cutters achieve. They can process sheet formats up to 29.92x41.73”, as well as cut, emboss, and score paper from 80 gsm and above, board up to 2,000 gsm, and corrugated board up to 0.16” thick—all at speeds of up to 9,000 sph.

With a total of seven Speedmaster CD 74 presses and a Speedmaster XL 105 in Waldkirch, Faller has the capacity to produce 1.6 billion folding cartons every year. For finishing, Faller uses a total of 13 Diana folder gluers from Heidelberg at its two Waldkirch plants. The machines can produce a virtually unlimited range of folding cartons – small, standard and straightline glued cartons, conical folding cartons, lockbottom cartons with or without prefolding, double-wall cartons with single and double folding, partition cartons, four- and six-corner collapsible cartons, and many other special cartons.

All of the machines are covered by Heidelberg service contracts that provide preventive maintenance to protect against unscheduled stoppages.

“We need to achieve greater efficiency in maintenance and service expenditure in terms of lean management,” said Dr. Michael Faller, Managing Director. “Competition in the pharmaceutical packaging market is fierce, and we are committed to using state-of-the-art production technology to successfully retain our competitive edge.”