By the end of 2019, Hobby Lobby will have 900 craft stores in the United States. In order to meet the printing requirements for the future expansion, Hobby Lobby Printing replaced an older press with a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 four-color press with UV technology. The Peak Performance technology together with the right Saphira consumables and the comprehensive analytic capabilities of the Heidelberg Assistant ensures a significant rise in productivity. With the Heidelberg Assistant , Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) customers benefit from full process transparency as well as smart and efficient operation of their print shop – the Smart Print Shop. With 18,000 sheets per hour, the Speedmaster XL 106 offers high productivity and the highest level of automation on the market. Prinect Inpress Control 2 , the inline color measurement system for color and register control, guarantees maximum efficiency through fully automatic setup and measurement of each printed sheet. This means that even complex job changes can be tackled at high speeds. At Hobby Lobby, the first measurement results are available after just a few sheets, and the job is ready to go in under a minute. “The Speedmaster XL 106 is fantastic. Instantly we tripled our production compared with our last press,” explains Dave Dunn, Print Shop Manager at Hobby Lobby. “The printing press is fast, and the color quality is outstanding.” The innovative Push to Stop operating concept and the integrated Prinect workflow means that autonomous printing is possible.
LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD), a leader in print and digital media solutions, announced today that the company was honored with 12 awards during the 2019 Gold Ink Awards ceremony. Presented by Printing Impressions, the Gold Ink Awards is one of the industry’s most prestigious print competitions. LSC’s 12 awards were for printed pieces across nine different categories within the main categories of Commercial Printing, Magazines and Books.
“High quality and consistency that support our clients’ brand strategies is a core value for LSC,” said Stefanie Cortes, Director of Marketing and Communications for LSC. “Being recognized in multiple categories is a proud reflection of the skilled employees across our platforms.”
The annual competition is open to all creators and producers of printed materials, and encompasses nearly 50 categories within commercial printing, magazines, books, catalogs, digital printing and packaging.