The first U.S. company to install Heidelberg’s Speedmaster CS 92, CDI Printing Services of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, is enjoying the benefits of upgrading to the new cost-effective sheetfed press. Only a half a year after installation, CDI already has reached their desired goal of increasing productivity by 50%.
More Efficient Than Competitors
CDI installed the first US Speedmaster CS 92 in order to upgrade its sheet size to expand its market. Printing up to 30 million impressions and upwards a year, the CS 92 offers the lowest cost per sheet versus any other competitive press in its class.
“We decided to purchase the CS 92 in order to lower costs and drive growth,” said Jake Williams, Vice President of Sales at CDI. “With the CS 92, we are now able to not only compete in markets that we weren’t able to before, but we are also able to perform more efficiently than our competition.”
With a format size of 25” x 37” (8-up letter size sheets), CDI benefits from a 20% plate savings over standard 40” presses. Thanks to the Preset Plus Feeder and Delivery alongside the available UV curing, CDI is now able to offer a larger range of product offerings.
“We were never able to print on vinyls, plastics, or synthetic materials before,” said Williams. “However, we are now able to print on paper, and, without any changeover, we can then print jobs on plastics. It’s an incredibly unique feature that we now are able to offer.”
Built upon the best-selling platform of the Speedmaster CD 102, the CS 92 is able to print up to 15,000 sheets per hour. Thanks to the Intellistart Technology, CDI has also seen a drastic decrease in makeready times.
Heidelberg throughout Entire Print Shop
Throughout CDI’s print shop is a different representation of each of Heidelberg’s business areas: Prinect workflow, Suprasetter A 106 and Suprasetter A 52 CtP, Speedmaster CS 92, Speedmaster QM 46, a POLAR cutter, and Saphira Consumables. Now CDI is also able to add a Heidelberg digital press, the Versafire CP, to the mix.
Printing at speeds up to 130 pages-per-minute, the Versafire CP impresses with its exceptionally smooth material flow at high print speeds and its precise print quality – even on coated or thicker paper. Being highly automated, the Versafire CP makes it possible to complete tasks not only more easily but also with greater speed, cost efficiency and reliability compared to competitive digital presses.
“The Versafire CP is one of the fastest machines in its class,” said Williams. “We are able to produce more jobs and get them into finishing quicker than before. With other machines, we’ve had to make so many service calls. However, this one is much more reliable.”
About CDI Printing Services
CDI is an award-winning, minority/veteran-owned commercial printing company with a longstanding reputation for providing classic design, brilliant print quality, personalized service, and highly competitive pricing. The company employs a customer-driven approach to product development and an ongoing commitment to research and investment in new technologies.