“We looked at the Versafire press in the past, but the machine just wasn’t up to our standard for our color variable data printing needs,” said Sanford Morioka, VP of sales at Edward Enterprises Inc. “When we looked at the Versafire EP this time, we were completely stunned with the improvements in quality and speed on the press.”
Running at speeds up to 135 letter pages per minute, the Versafire EP supports 24 point stock plus a variety of synthetics.
“Versafire EP gives us more flexibility by being able to use more paper stocks than our previous press,” Morioka said.
Edward Enterprises was also in need of a new black and white digital press after reaching capacity on its previous equipment. Printing at up to 135 images per minute, the two Versafire CMs will allow the company to significantly increase its output while printing at a quality of 1,200 x 4,800 dpi. With a double toner cartridge bay, the Versafire CM takes care for stable production and high availability thanks to its 8,850 sheets per tray capacity.
The two Versafire CMs will primarily focus on variable printing and will complement the company’s Heidelberg sheetfed presses, which include a Speedmaster XL 75, Speedmaster SM 52, and Speedmaster CD 102.
“Typically, on larger volume runs, we print our static color elements of a job on our sheetfed press, and then we’ll send it over to our Versafire CM for the personalization,” Morioka said. “This is the most cost efficient way for us to do black and white variable data printing.”