K & D Graphics of Orange County, California plans to drive growth and increase productivity with their recent installation of the new Speedmaster XL 106 6-color press with “Push to Stop” technology and UV from Heidelberg.
The Top Press We Need
With the desire to continue producing the same high quality print jobs as their Speedmaster XL 105-6 LYY-P+6+L, K & D Graphics recently replaced an older, less efficient Speedmaster CD 102 for the new XL 106. The new press is part of a robust plant that also features a Diana 135X-B folder gluer, 2 POLAR cutters, a Stahlfolder TH 82, Suprasetter 106 CtP, and Prinect Workflow. The XL 106 addition will help K & D achieve their plans for future growth.
“In 2 to 3 years, we expect to grow at least 20 percent,” said Don Chew, President and CEO of K & D Graphics. “In order to expand our business, we needed another top of the line press. The XL 106 is truly a peak performance machine, especially with the new Push to Stop technology.”
K & D Graphics’ XL 106 is equipped with DryStar UV and 3 UV-Interdeck dryers. The use of DryStar UV ensures maximum curing with minimum heat while still maintaining high quality print jobs. The IST quartz bulb guarantees a long life of at least 2500 hours. This has significantly increased their print production capacity for high quality paperboard print jobs.
Equipped with the latest Push-to-Stop technology, the Speedmaster’s jobs are autonomously changed over without operator intervention and will continue to print until the operator interrupts it or until Intellistart 2 informs the operator of the next steps when action is required. The Push-to-Stop technology is only possible with Intellistart 2, a new unique integrated software system for effective job preparation. This software system reduces the number of operating steps during a job change percent and enables all operators to achieve the same results.
Consistent Quality, High Productivity, and Incredible Service
When it comes to equipment, K & D Graphics knows that they are able to depend upon Heidelberg because of both their high quality machine and their excellent service.
“All of Heidelberg’s equipment has consistent quality and extremely high productivity rates,” said Montri Chew, CFO of K & D Graphics. “Service is also incredible at Heidelberg. Anytime we have a problem, we know that it will be fixed very quickly and professionally.”
About K&D Graphics
K&D Graphics is a family owned and operated commercial offset printing and paperboard packaging manufacturing company in the City of Orange, California. K&D Graphics focuses on serving corporate and government clients who require high quality and fast job turnarounds, which has enabled the company to grow extremely quickly.