“Following on-schedule installation, the Speedmaster XL 106 fully achieved the goals we set. We’ve doubled our productivity, while reducing makeready times and paper waste by 50 percent. What’s more, although it is a complex machine, our printers are very impressed with its user-friendly operation,” says Murray Bain, Vice President Marketing of Stanpac Inc., describing the company’s experiences so far with the flagship product from Heidelberg.
Stanpac Inc. is based in Smithville, Ontario, close to Niagara Falls. Founded in 1949, the company was originally part of a major manufacturer supplying closures for glass milk bottles. Spun off in 1970 with just two employees, today 350 workers produce ice cream packaging at two sites in North America. Stanpac supports the manufacturing process from start to finish – from design and pre press to printing and post production of the finished ice cream packaging. The Canadian print shop’s customers also appreciate the flexibility and high-quality service it offers. Stanpac’s portfolio includes short runs for promotional purposes and dispatch services in cooperation with the affiliated logistics department.
The six-color press with coating unit is designed for UV operation and produces 18,000 sheets an hour. It is elevated and equipped with a logistic system for automated pallet transport and a non-stop feeder and delivery for uninterrupted pallet changes. AutoPlate XL, the system for fully automatic simultaneous plate changes is also part of the machine. In addition, Prinect Inpress Control spectrophotometrically measures both color and register on the fly at all speeds. As the press does not have to be stopped for setup or monitoring operations Prinect Inpress Control maximizes productivity.