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DWS Printing Associates purchases a New Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106

At drupa 2012, DWS Printing Associates, based on Long Island, NY announced the purchase of a new Speedmaster XL 106-8+L. The  new press is the first in the USA to be configured with the combination of the Cutstar inline sheeting system, Hybrid UV technology, and both Prinect Inpress and Prinect Axis Control color measurement and control systems.

speedmaster At drupa 2012, the Speedmaster XL 106, the new flagship in the 70 x 100 format, proved to be a best seller during the trade show.

DWS is a family owned package and label printer founded in 1865, serving the food and beverage industry. 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 needed state-the-art technology that would enable us to handle an increased variety of printing substrates and give us a competitive edge. I did not want to catch up with our competitors; I want to be a technology leader."

Harald Weimer, President of Heidelberg USA said "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 for DWS to achieve their goals."


heidelberg drupa At drupa 2012, American Packaging and label printer DWS Printing Associates celebrated its investment in a Speedmaster XL 106 with representatives from Heidelberg: Thomas Staib (forth from left) and John Gulino (third from right) from DWS and the Heidelberg board members Marcel Kiessling (third from left) and Stephan Plenz (second from right)

The performance and quality of the Speedmaster XL 106 are enhanced by the Cutstar sheeting system which will reduce material cost and enable DWS to print on alternate materials that are more challenging to print with pre-cut materials. The ability to print using UV inks enhances the company's product portfolio and at the same time makes more efficient use of the press. By configuring the press with the InterTech Award-winning Prinect Inpress Control, the in-line/in-press spectral color measurement system, and Prinect Axis Control, the console-based spectral measurement system, DWS has the complete flexibility to measure any of the variety of substrates that will pass through the new press, and in combination with the Intellistart™ automatic press guidance system, will do so with the lowest possible makeready time and waste, further helping DWS achieve its goals of increased efficiency and at the same time support its growing Green Initiative program. The press will also be delivered with the latest version of the Prinect Pressroom Manager, which transfers complete presetting data from MIS and the 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. Heidelberg listened to our needs and addressed them with the right solutions" said Mr. Staib.


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