Lower paper costs and improved productivity – American commercial printing company reaps the benefits of the new Heidelberg CutStar 75
Many magazine and online printers in the commercial printing sector, who have large runs or gang runs and standardized workflows, are looking for solutions to reduce paper costs and improve productivity. One of these is the Ross4Marketing print shop in Denver, Colorado in the USA, which was founded by Eric Ross about 40 years ago. Since then, his company has developed into one of the largest full service providers for marketing of restaurants and franchise chains and has more than 50 employees. The company puts its trust in machines from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in order to ensure the high quality required for its customers. “Our experience with an eight-color Speedmaster XL 75 perfecting press and the CutStar 74 stretches back for ten years,” reports Eric Ross. “For this period, we have taken advantage of the benefits, such as up to 20 percent lower paper costs, fewer feeder stoppers, perfect register and improved overall productivity, allowing us to supply our customers both faster and with high quality.” The decisive factor for purchasing a new Speedmaster XL 75 was Ross4Marketing’s ability to have it equipped with the new CutStar 75 roll sheeter. “Under no circumstances would we now buy a press without a CutStar; we expect the new CutStar 75 to facilitate even more savings and even better productivity,” says Eric Ross. “This is the answer to the industry trend of more and more makereadies and lower piece counts. We need to gang jobs together in a cost effective manor. The new Heidelberg XL 75 was the answer. Our XL 75 with AutoPlate and inline press controls hangs 8 plates, in perfect color and register every four minutes with about 150 sheets of makeready.” Click read more below for additional detail.