Allied Media of Fenton, Michigan recently installed a Suprasetter A 106 CtP from Heidelberg in order to increase quality and productivity in their print shop.

A Superior CtP

While using the Speedmaster SM 102, Allied Media realized that they needed an industry-leading CtP device to partner alongside their highly productive press. Holding 110 plates of each press size, Allied Media’s new Suprasetter A 106 fully automates the loading of plates direct from the Dual Cassette Loader with slip sheet removal, imaging, punching, and plate stacking.

“With our old CtP device, it took us a half hour to complete only one plate,” said Matt Bradley, Prepress Manager of Allied Media. “The Suprasetter allows us to do 18 plates an hour, and the quality on the Suprasetter is just superior.”

Thanks to the internal punching system, Allied Media no longer has to manually hand-punch each plate. The Suprasetter offers an extremely accurate punching system for maximum register accuracy, which drastically decreases Allied Media’s makeready time.

One of Allied Media’s favorite traits of the Suprasetter is its reliable production with a high quality laser system developed by Heidelberg. With the Intelligent Diode System, the operation can still continue even if one diode fails during production.

Allied Media uses their Suprasetter to image Heidelberg Saphira Thermoplate IPR4, which is a super duty plate that supports a wide range of print applications. Designed for harsher press conditions, this thermal positive plate with high chemical resistance is perfect for companies looking to increase their productivity. The Suprasetter A 106 together with the Speedmaster SM 102 and Saphira plates has allowed Allied Media to increase their productivity by over 10 percent.

“I can now just simply make sure the plates are ready on the Suprasetter and let it run — knowing they are going to come out on time and correct,” said Bradley. “I can work on my jobs on the Speedmaster or anything else that needs to be done and then go get the plates whenever I’m ready. It’s a great partnership.”

About Allied Media

As a multiple-generation, family owned and operated business, Allied Media’s reputation is on the line with every job they print and fulfill. The company makes sure that their customers are completely satisfied and that printing will be complete on the day stated. The slogan “everything print” means that Allied Media can be counted on for customers’ everyday business cares, as well as for car magnets, election signs, complex annual reports and even newspapers. The company can even fulfill customized promotional products.

Rebecca Melville
PR and Marketing Specialist