When General Converting, Inc. (GCI), Bolingbrook, IL, found itself in the market for a new, 40" offset press, it aimed to purchase a state-of-the-art machine that would help the company to expand its presence in the markets it already served, and improve the cost structure to its customers. Because nothing less than the best available technology would do, the company turned to longtime supplier Heidelberg for a solution, ultimately choosing an 8-color Speedmaster XL 106 with Image Control and Inpress Control, full logistics, and workflow integration via Prinect Pressroom Manager.
Based in Bolingbrook, IL, privately held General Converting, Inc. designs and manufactures custom specialty folding cartons and display work primarily for customers in the candy and confectionery markets. Other markets include foods, cosmetics, clothing, housewares, pet products, pharmaceuticals, automotive, office and school, and DVD packaging. The company also provides die cutting, folding and gluing, as well as co-packing and fulfillment services.
"We needed a press that was capable of fast makeready and changeover to match the flexibility, creativity, and responsiveness our customers demand as their production requirements change," said Bob Ruebenson, company president. "Alongside our existing 6-color Speedmaster CD 102 LYL UV double coating press and our 7-color Speedmaster CD 102 UV perfecting press, the new Speedmaster XL 106 puts us in a position to anticipate customer needs and respond to scheduling and forecasting changes without delay, and without compromising on quality."