According to president and CEO Will Kress, its first XL 145 provided increased capacity and faster setup times. The new 57” press is expected to further improve productivity throughout the plant.
“The press provides solid performance day in and day out, holds up well to the challenges of the packaging realm and meets the constant demands of our customers,” said Kress. “With the first XL 145, our business has grown tremendously, so the decision to purchase a second one was easy.”
The new Speedmaster XL 145, which features seven printing units plus a coating tower, can handle both conventional and UV inks and coatings; it comes equipped with a 37’ extended delivery for maximum curing at full speeds across a wide range of substrates. Prinect Inspection Control examines each printed sheet for errors and material defects to ensure a reliable and flawless finished product.
“We are confident in the quality of Heidelberg’s VLF platform,” explains Kress. “Our existing Heidelberg presses run as promised, and this machine will only further our business growth.”
The high level of automation and intelligent press control simplify all work steps and minimize make-ready times, energy consumption and paper waste. With speeds of up to 18,000 sheets per hour, Heidelberg’s VLF platform is fit to serve both the short-run display market, as well as high-volume leaders in the packaging industry.
“Since launching the VLF platform, Heidelberg has been dedicated to providing the packaging market with the highest quality printing press to deliver peak performance for more net sheets produced daily, monthly and annually than any other press in the 57” and 64” category,” said Jim Tillery, product manager, VLF, Heidelberg USA. “We are extremely excited to celebrate this milestone alongside Green Bay Packaging.”