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Jun 19, 1998 12:00 AM
Installation is underway at Anderson Lithograph (Los Angeles), a Cenveo company, on the first of two Speedmaster XL 105 8-color with coater presses from Heidelberg (Kennesaw, GA). Both presses are equipped with the latest color control systems: Prinect Press Center with Intellistart, Wall Screen and Prinect Axis Control closed-loop color. The press currently being installed is a conventional machine, while the second machine has both conventional and UV capabilities plus Heidelberg’s plastic kit to enable more efficient printing on plastics and synthetic substrates. The new presses will provide significant productivity improvements, enabling Anderson Litho to provide additional print capacity to its customers.
Ed Binder, Anderson’s vice president, director of operations, says, “The improvements Heidelberg has made to this press since we initially saw it a few years ago really sold it for us. We proved to ourselves that it was indeed a true 18,000-sph press. It’s a press designed to not only do the best quality, but also to go fast.”
Binder and his staff also appreciate the ergonomics and overall design of the XL 105. “The way they’ve designed the press with all the steps and catwalks is very operator friendly. Heidelberg’s integration of the UV lamps into the press is quite impressive.”
Anderson has long been a proponent of using UV to enhance print products, and is a leader when it comes to quality and innovation. The shop is especially known for its work in the fashion and automotive industries, which have exacting color standards.