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Mar 4, 2010 12:00 AM
Diamond Packaging, a high-end printing and packaging company based in Rochester, NY, recently installed an 8-color, UV-capable Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 in a special double coating configuration with initial flexo dispersion coater and three modular deliveries. The new machine joins a 7-color Speedmaster CD 102 UV press and a 6-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 UV press with double coater.
“Packaging is a very capital intensive business. Our customers are continually demanding new technology, faster turnaround, increased service, and greater flexibility and capability,” says Diamond Packaging CEO, Karla Fichter. “Investing in new technology is a long-standing tradition at Diamond and allows us to satisfy the demands of our customers and grow organically.”
“This acquisition is exciting in that it represents the state-of-the-art in package printing technology,” said Diamond Packaging President, Kirsten Werner. “Our new press will provide Diamond with an unprecedented combination of cost innovation and sustainability.”
Diamond financed the acquisition with an award from the Upstate (NY) Regional Blueprint Fund, along with a combination of SBA 504 funds approved through the Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation, bank financing, and cash equity. Commencing with the installation of the new Speedmaster XL 105, Diamond Packaging further advances its reputation for outstanding customer service, based on the XL 105’s game-changing technology.
The custom arrangement of coating and drying units on the new Speedmaster XL 105 grants the multi-award-winning company an ability to produce high-gloss applications with dispersion or other coatings, in addition to gold, silver or other special effects increasingly in demand from Diamond’s discerning customers in the cosmetic, health and personal care, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food and confectionery industries.