Direct Printing Impressions (DPI) of West Caldwell, NJ recently installed a new Speedmaster CD 102-6+L with X-Package from Heidelberg. Since the October installation, the commercial printer has improved productivity by 40%, and expects to see additional efficiency increases in the near future.
The new CD 102-X replaced an older CD 102, installed in 2001. According to President Rich Luggiero, the CD 102 provided tremendous speed, stability and profitability throughout its pressroom.
“After the success of our first [CD 102] press, we knew that this machine was perfect for our business,” said Luggiero. “However, to stay competitive, we needed newer technology to keep us on the leading-edge. This prompted our decision to explore newer press models, specifically the CD 102 with X-Package.”
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.
Many factors played into DPI’s decision to purchase the CD 102-X over competitive models. “We can produce at maximum speeds without compromising quality, maintain our 20% annual growth, and most importantly, gain greater cost-savings compared to other models — it’s a win for us and a win for our customers,” said Luggiero.
The CD 102-X serves as the foundation of production, and runs alongside a Speedmaster SM 102 as well as a range of Stahlfolder and POLAR postpress solutions. To further promote performance and cost-savings, Direct Printing also utilizes Heidelberg’s Saphira consumables such as inks and coatings, and Prinect workflow to optimize production and reduce touchpoints.
“We appreciate the level of integration that Heidelberg provides, and we benefit from streamlining our business with their mix of consumables, service support, workflow and equipment,” said Luggiero. “Heidelberg’s commitment to providing end-to-end solutions aligns with DPI’s dedication to offer high quality and competitive pricing for our customers.”
Founded in 1990, Direct Printing Impressions is a family-owned organization with years of experience in serving printing needs from concept to delivery. Its high quality standards and first-hand experience of the latest production techniques have earned DPI a well-respected reputation in the tri-state area. At DPI, customers receive exceptional personal service and a commitment to consistent top quality printing.