(l to r) Clarence Penge, VP Sheetfed Product Management, HUS; Tom Cummings, Account Manager, HUS; Marcel Kiessling, Member of the Management Board, HDM; Tom Staib, President, DWS; John Gulino, Director of Quality Assurance, DWS; Stephan Plenz, Member of the Management Board, HDM; and John Rocker, Senior VP Sales, HUS.
DWS Printing Associates, Deer Park, NY, has announced the purchase of a new Peak Performance Speedmaster XL 106-8+L at drupa 2012. The new press is the first in the USA to be configured with the combination of CutStar inline sheeting system, Hybrid UV technology, and both Prinect Inpress and Axis Control color measurement and control systems.
DWS is a family owned package and label printer serving the food and beverage industry. Founded in 1865, the company provides complete graphic and litho services from award winning graphic design to printing, finishing, and delivery.
According to president Tom Staib, “We needed to expand our current production capabilities and efficiency and wanted state-the-art technology that would enable us to handle an wider variety of printing substrates and give us a competitive edge. We did not want to catch up with our competitors. We want to be a technology leader.”
Said Harald Weimer, President of Heidelberg USA, “We are very happy to welcome DWS to the Heidelberg family, and extremely pleased that they selected Heidelberg as their partner to take them down the road to increased success. We are confident that we have the right people and the right technology to help DWS to achieve its business goals.”
Features Ensure the Most Efficient Use of A Powerful Press
The performance of the Speedmaster XL 106 is enhanced by the CutStar sheeting system, which will reduce material cost and enable DWS to print on a variety of challenging materials. The ability to print using UV inks will expand the company’s product portfolio, while making more efficient use of the press. By configuring the press with Heidelberg’s InterTech Award-winning Prinect Inpress Control, the in-line/in-press spectral color measurement system, and Prinect Axis Control, a console-based spectral measurement system, DWS also will enjoy the complete flexibility to measure any of a variety of substrates that will pass through the new press. These features, in combination with the Speedmaster XL 106’s Intellistart automatic press guidance system, will enable DWS to take advantage of the lowest possible makeready times and significantly reduce its waste, all while advancing its growing Green Initiative program.
The new Speedmaster XL 106 will be delivered with the latest version of the Prinect Pressroom Manager, the world's first pressroom management system based entirely on JDF. The system transfers complete presetting data from the MIS and prepress workflow to the press, and in return, collects press production and performance data, making it easy to judge performance and apply continuous improvement policies.
“We looked at solutions from several competitors, but in the end it was the people, technology, and support from Heidelberg that convinced us that this was the right decision for DWS,” Staib said. “Heidelberg listened to our needs and addressed them with the right solutions.”