Last week, Heidelberg hosted an open house at SunDance Marketing Solutions in Orlando, Florida to highlight how the Speedmaster CD 102 with X-Package can provide lasting productivity and profitability in a short run market. The event included engaging technology seminars, a full facility tour and a live demonstration of the Speedmaster CD 102-6+L with X-Package and Prinect Image Control.
Dare To Compare
“SunDance is the perfect example of a business taking full advantage of the cost-effective benefits available with the CD 102-X,” said Clarence Penge, Vice President, Sheetfed, Heidelberg USA. “Its proven technology offers incredible quality with a positive impact on the customer’s bottom line in today’s short run market.”
Those in attendance witnessed a typical production day at SunDance. Within 60 minutes, 3 different jobs were run with a makeready of less than 10 minutes each. Prinect Image Control, the industry leading color management system, matched press color to the proof on the second pull with a delta E below 2.0.
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.
Positioned for Growth
Installed in January 2015, the CD 102 serves as Sundance’s centerpiece of production, running alongside a Suprasetter A106, a POLAR 137 high-speed cutting system, and a Stahlfolder B30. The company also uses a range of Saphira consumables for enhanced performance and productivity.
“The reliability and efficiency of the press were driving factors in the purchase of this machine,” said JohnHenry Ruggieri, President, SunDance Marketing Solutions. “Since the installation, our productivity and offset volume has more than doubled, and our makeready times have been reduced by 70%. We are confident in the machine’s ability to help further accelerate our business growth by 20% this year.”
The Florida based commercial printer has also participated in Heidelberg’s Business Consulting program to implement a strategic business development plan by analyzing its current and potential production, equipment, workflow and customers.
“Heidelberg is one of the few vendors that I would consider a true partner,” said Ruggieri. “They work with us with any potential issues, and really care about our success as a company. It’s nice to work primarily with one vendor for our equipment and consumables as well as service and repair. The consulting team has certainly supported us in our growth plan, and helped us achieve a positive and productive workflow based on data and analytics. The program has been a huge asset to our business, and it’s something that I think is underutilized by many companies.”
SunDance Marketing Solutions is an innovative print company focused on delivering quality, cost-effective and timely solutions with exceptional customer service. The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility boasts a distinctive assortment of equipment perfectly matched to its client’s wants and needs. SunDance’s full-service, in-house, multi-channel marketing solutions include creative design, branding, printing, mailing, digital marketing, web design and more. SunDance Marketing Solutions prides itself in developing powerful partnerships with its clients by building trust and achieving marketing and branding goals.