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Anderson/LA Installs New Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102-6+LX UV


New technology underscores Consolidated Graphics commitment to retail graphics

Anderson/LA, a Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX) company in Los Angeles, has recently installed a new Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102-6+LX UV press. The state-of-the-art 6-color model features Prinect Axis Control for closed loop in-line color measurement and control, which ensures spectral data measurement and exact color reproductions throughout every print run. A Plastic Kit was added throughout the press, which enables printing on diverse substrates such as plastic, synthetic, static-cling and magnetic materials.

“The installation of this new Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 is further evidence of our commitment to meet the increasing demand by our retail and restaurant clients for a wider variety of in-store graphics, point-of-purchase applications and related printed materials, with increased flexibility, improved quality and shortened turn times,” said Luke Westlake, president of Anderson/LA.

This machine is equipped with the latest automation and integration from Heidelberg and is the first fully-automated Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 installed on the West Coast. The installation includes Heidelberg’s Prinect Press Center Console with Intellistart – a PIA/GATF InterTech award winning technology – which permits systematic changeover sequences to be determined automatically during live job production, enabling extremely fast make-readies by automated presetting capabilities.

The installation also results in an environmentally-friendly reduced waste factor, by equipping the press with Water Cooled Peripherals, reducing the overall heat being transmitted into the pressroom. Additionally, with Instant Start UV and Smart Guard Technology, power is saved during automatic wash-ups or press checks. To serve the market requirements of quick turnaround times with the highest quality while adding a unique value to each piece printed, the Anderson/LA installation also included the latest UV technology from IST, Heidelberg’s sole partner for UV technology. The 500 watts per inch in each lamp allow the ability to print a full range of products at speeds up to 16,500 impressions an hour.

The press is supported by Heidelberg’s world class Systemservice 36 Plus service and performance program; this insures that peak performance results are realized on a sustained basis throughout the day-to-day production demands.