Heidelberg has announced the following new product installations:
Disc Pro Printing and Graphics Takes Business to A Higher Level with New Speedmaster CX 102
Disc Pro Printing and Graphics (Houston) met with most of the major press vendors before deciding on a new, UV-ready, 6-color Speedmaster CX 10, “but Heidelberg impressed us most with the features and functions of the press,” said company president Dale Morris. “In terms of training and service too,” he added, “Heidelberg trainers and technicians are all first-rate. We’re very happy, not only with the press, but also with Heidelberg as a supplier-partner.”
Five weeks and 2.5 million impressions into production with its new CX 102 press, Disc Pro Printing and Graphics can readily tick off the elements of its newfound competitive advantage: 75 percent faster makereadies; run speeds to 16,500 iph; dramatic reductions in material waste and man hours; zero overtime. In fact, said Morris, the new CX 102 already produces as much or more than Disc Pro Printing and Graphics’ existing 40- and 28-inch presses combined.
Because the company contemplates moving to mixed-UV printing down the road, the easy convertibility of the CX 102 to UV mode was a major factor in Disc Pro Printing and Graphics’ decision to purchase the CX 102. Other decisive factors were user-friendly touchscreen controls, ink-sparing Inkline automatic ink feed, extended delivery, and press-side Axis Control color measurement system, which Morris credited with raising the confidence of customers and operators alike.
“Axis Control is a wonderful capability,” Morris said. “It enables us to print by the numbers, alerts us when something is wrong, or confirms we’re doing everything right.”
Disc Pro Printing and Graphics’ CX 102 also came equipped with aqueous coater and POLAR skid turner.
Established in 1999 and with steadily increasing annual sales, Disc Pro Printing and Graphics has become one of the largest, independently owned printing companies in the Houston area. The company, which operates a 22,000-square-foot facility in Houston with a staff of 50, prints marketing collateral, forms and promotional products for end-users here and abroad, including Fortune 500 companies and major advertising agencies.
Allied Printing Takes on High-Value Boutique Packaging with KAMA ProFold 74 Finishing Folder-Gluer: “We love the versatility,” Owner Says
Allied Printing in Ferndale, MI recently purchased a new KAMA ProFold 74 multi-functional finishing folder-gluer to advance its plans to expand into high-value, short-run, boutique packaging. As a first step in that direction, the company installed a Heidelberg Varimatrix die cutter last year.
“We were doing our own die cutting but still outsourcing the finishing,” said Vice President of Operations Tony Pelc. “As we continue to build our book of business, we are keenly focused both on maintaining quality control over the products we produce, as well as on achieving quicker time to market without relying on third party sources. With both the Varimatrix and the new KAMA ProFold in place, we can seize the opportunity to participate in the boutique packaging market, and to do so profitably.”
As a testament to the KAMA ProFold’s simplicity and ease-of use, Pelc explained that after two of Allied’s operators spent only four days in training at Heidelberg’s Technology Center in Kennesaw, GA, they were so well-versed in running the machine that no additional on-site training was required after installation.