“With this press, we’ll be able to add 60% more capacity to our plant,” said Darrell Moore, president. “This machine not only allows us to improve throughput, and get our product to the bindery faster, but will also reduce makeready times and waste — all while remaining competitive with our pricing.”
The XL 106 LPL (Print, Coat, Perfect, Print, Coat) configuration takes full printed sheets with aqueous coating (on both sides) straight from the delivery to the bindery — improving processing times at a lower cost compared to UV presses. To save steps in production, the press (which is more than 100 feet in length) is loaded with impressive automation including Autoplate Pro, which changes plates in 2.5 minutes, and Prinect Inpress Control, which manages color and registration within the first 60 sheets.
The new press runs alongside two existing XL 105 presses (a 5-color with coater and an 8-color perfector), a Speedmaster SM 52 and a range of Stahlfolder and POLAR postpress solutions.
Modern Litho purchased its first new Heidelberg press (SM 52) in 2006. A year later, the company installed its first XL 105-5+L, then a Speedmaster XL 105-8P in 2012, which replaced three older presses. Since its installation, the XL 105-8P has reached more than 190 million impressions. The company also uses Saphira consumables for enhanced performance.