When Classic Litho and Design, Inc. (Torrance, CA) approached Heidelberg for a solution to maximize efficiencies and reduce waste and labor costs, a Speedmaster CD 102-6+L with X-Package and UV technology was the perfect fit for the full service commercial printer.
After evaluating their two current presses, it was determined that investing in a new press would provide long-lasting benefits such as faster turnaround times, increased capacity and a competitive advantage to keep up with its current clients’ fast-paced demands.
The new Speedmaster CD 102-X will replace an older Speedmaster SM 74. “This press will allow us to decrease makeready times and run faster print speeds,” said Vice President, Masoud Nikravan. “With higher throughput and less downtime, we expect to increase our productivity by up to 60%.”
Higher Speeds, Lower Costs
The newly enhanced Speedmaster CD 102 with X-Package is the best-selling press in the 70×100 format with more CD 102 units installed than any other model worldwide. With an annual capacity of around 40 million sheets, the Speedmaster CD 102-X increases productivity from between 25% to 50% over older generation CD 102s and new competitive presses.
“We currently run 2 shifts on our existing CD 102 and 1 to 2 shifts on our SM 74,” said Firouzeh Nikravan, President. “With the addition of the new press, we will free up more press hours, enabling us to deliver a higher level of service to our current clients while providing our sales team the proper tools to set their sights on continued growth. It’s a win-win for everyone!”
An Investment for the Future
To support business growth, the shop also added DryStar UV to the new press. The addition of UV technology was needed to facilitate rapidly expanding packaging requirements and assist the shop in achieving its future-oriented goals.
“We have set our sights on increasing sales volume by 100% within the next 24 months,” said Darioush Nikravan, Sales & Marketing Manager. “This press will put that goal well within our reach. The increased capability and high level of efficiency presented by this press combined with the UV technology is certain to fuel our new growth.”
Classic Litho and Design, Inc. is a woman-owned, full service digital, offset and large format printing company servicing a wide range of clientele including agencies, automotive, motion picture, legal, retail and cosmetics. Classic Litho and Design, Inc. prides itself on providing the highest level of customer service at pricing competitive to the market.