- First 18,000 iph perfecting presses sold worldwide.
- Prinect Inpress Control termed an "absolute
- "We'll be running 20 percent faster with shorter
- Deal includes third press, plus multi-year commitment to use
Heidelberg Saphira consumables.
- DS Graphics, Lowell, MA, has signed an order
for not one, but two, Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 perfecting
presses at drupa 2012. The 8- and 10-color models, each with
aqueous coater, are capable of running at 18,000 sph in perfecting
mode on all substrates, and are the first two perfectors of this
speed sold worldwide. Both are equipped with AutoPlate XL for
simultaneous plate changing, and with Prinect Inpress Control for
measuring and controlling color and register on the fly. The deal
includes a multi-year commitment to use Saphira consumables, as
well as a third press from Heidelberg.
Said Jay Pallis, CFO, "With these new presses, we'll be
running 20 percent faster with shorter makereadies, giving us a
significant productivity advantage against our competitors." In
this regard, added Jim Bagley, pressroom manager, "Prinect Inpress
Control is an absolute game-changer. We estimate the shorter
makereadies will save us more than $500,000 a year in paper alone."
Established in 1974, privately held DS Graphics provides a
multi-tiered platform of tools and solutions to help clients
overcome increasingly complex "go to market" obstacles to business
growth within an increasingly complex environment. The
conservatively managed company has remained consistently fiscally
healthy and has grown from revenues of $1.7 million in 1990 to near
$40 million today.
From right to left: Joel White, Vice President Operations,
Justin Pallis, co-owner and CFO, and Jim Bagley, press room
manager, all DS Graphics; together with Marcel Kiessling, Member of
the Management Board of Heidelberg (third from left), and the US
sales team of Heidelberg on the new Speedmaster XL 106.