Classic Litho + Design Showcases Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 at Open House
Classic Litho + Design, Inc. recently hosted an open house to highlight how its Speedmaster CD 102-6+L with X-Package and DryStar UV can provide faster turnaround times and enhanced quality for its wide range of customers in Southern California and beyond.
The event included live equipment demonstrations, engaging technology seminars, a full tour of the company's newly remodeled facility as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the mayor and chamber of commerce. More than 150 attendees witnessed the production of two 28x40” posters printed on 100lb. gloss text; one with a dull varnish and spot gloss UV, the other with a flood gloss coating.
"The CD 102-X is exceeding our expectations," Darioush Nikravan, VP, sales and marketing, said. "So far, we've increased our productivity by 30%, and we are confident that we will further improve that to 60% in the future."
During the event, the commercial printer also highlighted its enhanced prepress department equipped with a new Suprasetter A106 as well as its extensive workflow including Prinect Color Toolbox for secure and reliable color calibration, and Prinect Pressroom Manager, which offers complete integration between the pressroom and other areas of the print shop.
To further support its current and potential customers, the new CD 102-X comes equipped with Heidelberg’s DryStar UV technology, which allows the commercial printer to tap into the rapidly expanding packaging market and offer more applications across its already impressive portfolio. To match its new production capacity, Nikravan says the company also plans to expand its sales staff in the coming months.
"With this enhancement, we have set our sights on increasing sales volume by 100% within the next 24 months," said Nikravan. "After being in production [with the new press] just over seven months, we are confident that we will be able to achieve that goal."
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Installed in April, the Speedmaster CD 102-6+L replaced an older Speedmaster SM 74, and runs alongside an existing CD 102-8+L, Suprasetter A106, and a range of Stahlfolder and POLAR postpress solutions. The company also uses a wide range of Heidelberg’s Saphira consumables including blankets, coatings, plates, and inks for enhanced quality and performance.
The newly enhanced Speedmaster CD 102 with X-Package is the best-selling press in the 70×100 format with more CD 102 units installed than any other model worldwide. With an annual capacity of around 40 million sheets, the Speedmaster CD 102-X increases productivity from between 25% to 50% over older generation CD 102s and new competitive presses.
Classic Litho + Design is a woman-owned, full-service digital, offset and large format printing company servicing a wide range of clientele including agencies, automotive, motion picture, legal, retail and cosmetics. Classic Litho + Design prides itself on providing the highest level of customer service at pricing competitive to the market.