Powder Horn Press recently replaced two older competitive digital presses with Heidelberg’s Versafire CP digital printing machine. Within two months of its installation, the Massachusetts-based company produced over half a million copies, which would have taken over 6 months to produce on their two older machines.
Built to Run
“Before, we were lucky if we could get 30,000 copies out of our machines before a serious service call was needed,” said Chip Anderson, Owner. “The Versafire CP just plows through work on a daily basis. We needed something faster and more reliable — this machine is performing up to standard.”
The Versafire CP brings the latest digital press technology to a full production platform. The capabilities, sheet size and substrate range of the machine deliver the best price-to-performance ratio in its class and exceed the quality and applications of competitive machines that are double the price.
Aside from reliability and performance, the company was looking to expand its existing portfolio of offerings and maintain a healthy competitive advantage. “Our old machines could only print up to 12 pt. stock; we’re now able to go up to 18 pt. and also print larger sheet sizes (up to 13 x 27½ inch) along with textured stock,” said Anderson. “We give our customers more options with faster turnarounds and bring more work in-house.”
Powder Horn Powerhouse
The new digital press runs alongside two existing Speedmaster SM 52 presses. With maximum speeds of 130 pages-per-minute, the Versafire CP produces cost-effective color print jobs without sacrificing offset quality or limiting application range.
“We are very excited to have Powder Horn Press integrate the Versafire CP into their production environment,” said Dan Maurer, Vice President, Digital, Heidelberg USA. “As they position themselves for future business growth, our job is to provide profitable solutions for their customers. We are happy with its success thus far, and look forward to continuing this partnership.”
Powder Horn Press is a full service commercial printer, family owned and operated for more than forty years. Powder Horn Press offers a full line of traditional printed products from business cards to full color brochures and catalogs. The company also offers design and editing services with its in-house art department. The Anderson family is proud to offer the service and quality that seems to be harder to find in this fast pace world.