Food and Beverage Packaging Printer DWS Printing Associates Purchases New Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106
First-in-U.S. configuration of flagship press includes CutStar
inline sheeting, Hybrid UV, Inpress Control and Axis Control
Kennesaw, Ga. - 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
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."
Pictured Left to right: 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.
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