About 100 commercial and in-plant printers are meeting here this week for the fourth annual Inkjet Summit. The event, produced by NAPCO Media and nGage Events, kicked off Monday evening at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club with a keynote address by Conference Chair Marco Boer, VP of IT Strategies, who discussed the many benefits of inkjet technology, and why attendees should not wait for their competitors to beat them into inkjet. “The longer you wait,” he cautioned attendees, “the more you’re going to find yourself at a disadvantage.” Boer was followed by Jamie Huff, president of Progressive Impressions International, who related some of his experiences as an inkjet press user. Then a panel of key inkjet technology suppliers — Canon, HP, Ricoh and Xerox — answered questions from Boer about their offerings.
The John Roberts Co. of Minneapolis recently signed the first Heidelberg Subscription contract in the United States. Through its participation in this unique program, The John Roberts Co. expects to improve both its print quality and overall productivity.
The John Roberts Co.s’ Subscription contract includes a new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-6+L as well as Prinect software, Saphira consumables, parts, performance consulting, and service. Everything will be provided by Heidelberg for a monthly fee based on the number of printed sheets produced each month. Heidelberg will also work with The John Roberts Co. to analyze their current operations and establish goals for improved production and reduced cost-per-sheet.
“We’re excited to be the first company in the United States to benefit from the Heidelberg Subscription program,” said Scott Zorn, VP of Operations at The John Roberts Co. “We’ve always been a huge believer in Heidelberg. Now, we are taking it to a new level with Heidelberg Subscription and creating a true partnership.”
Highest Quality at Optimum Performance
Replacing two older Heidelberg presses, the Speedmaster XL 106-6+L will help open 30% more daily capacity for additional jobs. With maximum production speeds of up to 18,000 sheets per hour, the peak performance press can handle even the most complex job changes at the fastest speeds possible. The press also includes Prinect Inpress Control 2, which allows the XL 106 to deliver the first measureable result in less than 60 sheets and is ready to start printing in less than 1 minute.
Equipped with “Push to Stop” technology, the Speedmaster’s jobs can be autonomously changed without operator intervention. The press can continue to print until the operator interrupts it. This software system dramatically reduces the number of operating steps in a job change and also enables all operators to achieve uniform results.
“With the new XL 106 with ‘Push to Stop’ technology from Heidelberg, we will be able to increase productivity and create additional sophisticated printing applications with added value opportunities for our customers,” said Michael Keene, Chairman and CEO of The John Roberts Co. “We take great pride in staying ahead of the competition, and this equipment will deliver the highest quality at optimum performance.”
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