Speedmaster XL 106-8-P. Productivity up 40 percent thanks to Peak Performance presses from Heidelberg.
Productivity increased by 40 percent – thanks to the Speedmaster XL 106
“We saw the Speedmaster XL 106 at drupa 2012 and reached our decision following comprehensive testing. Onces we started running the press, we were so impressed with its consistent productivity and quality that we soon ordered a second machine, thus increasing our productivity by 40 percent,” says Jaroslav Drahos, owner of Finidr, describing his experiences with the Speedmaster XL 106. The two Peak Performance Class presses, each with eight printing units and a perfecting device, produce a total of some 70 million sheets per year.
Founded in 1994 in Cesky Tesin, the Czech Republic’s largest publishing print shop has a workforce of 350 and produces around 20 million books a year with annual sales of 23 million Euro. Its portfolio includes high-quality, sophisticated color and black-and-white products as well as standard orders. The presses run round the clock, seven days a week. The company also offers high-quality book binding services. Finidr uses quality products from Heidelberg in all areas of production. In addition to the two XL presses, the pressroom includes three other Speedmaster models. The company’s prepress operations benefit from three Suprasetter platesetters and its postpress section includes several Stahlfolder systems. Finidr uses Prinect Business Manager to ensure its production operations are managed efficiently.
The market for high-quality book printing is also becoming ever more demanding in the areas of speed and quality. “Extremely short makeready times and stable production conditions are absolutely vital to remain competitive. That’s why we opted for cutting-edge technology from Heidelberg combined with its customized portfolio of services,” says Drahos. “After all, we want to maintain our competitive edge.”