The European launch of the new Versafire digital printing generation took place last past spring. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG launched two new models on the market: the Versafire EV is a flexible production system that is ideally tailored to the requirements of the graphics industry thanks to its creative applications, and enables extended business models, while the high-performance Versafire EP production system scores with stability and maximum performance at high volumes. In summer 2018, the new Versafire models celebrated their premiere in Heidelberg USA’s Print Media Center Atlanta. The visitors were enthusiastic about the new functions, and impressed by the two presses’ price-performance ratio. The Commercial Days in the Print Media Center Shanghai in October 2018 marked the launch of the presses on the Asian market, where there was also great interest in the Versafire EV and EP. The new presses are now installed and in operation worldwide at many Heidelberg customers. One of the first production Versafire EV presses has been in use at Druckerei Rindt GmbH & Co.KG in Fulda (Hesse) since April 2018. Managing Director Sebastian Jerabeck had spent years looking for a suitable digital printing system to round off the offset printing offering and provide extended services to customers. Click read more below for additional detail.
Royle Printing is pleased to announce that Tom Benedict is joining Royle Printing as Director of Catalog Sales. In this role, Tom will oversee and enhance Royle’s position in developing the catalog market. Tom has a wealth of experience in this area, serving for over 27 years in the catalog and print industry. He has been with RR Donnelly/LSC, Banta Corporation and most recently with Arandell Corporation as their Vice President of Sales.
“Royle is clearly committed to expand their presence in the catalog market through their continued investment in equipment and resources,” states Benedict. “The company is well positioned to serve and support catalogers, both in producing high quality print products and distributing the products in the most efficient manner.” Benedict goes on to say, “I feel the knowledge and relationships I share in the direct mail industry will help the Royle team accomplish their goals.”
Leigh Ann Sickinger is also joining Royle Printing as Purchasing Manager. In this role, Leigh Ann will be responsible for vendor relationships in purchasing supplies, ink and paper for production. Leigh Ann brings with her over 10 years of experience, most recently as a Paper Buyer/Manager for Quad Graphics.
“We are very pleased to have both Tom and Leigh Ann join our team,” says Chris Carpenter, President and Owner of Royle Printing. “Their experience and tenure in the print industry will be put to good use as Royle grows and expands our service offerings. Royle will continue to invest in equipment, technology and partnerships, to provide customers with highly efficient and cost effective solutions.”