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Braintree & Peczuh start 2021 with new Heidelberg finishing installations


March 9, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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Paul Shaver, Heidelberg service technician; Tom Cummings, Heidelberg account manager; Mike Lima, Braintree Printing operator; Jose Tafur, Braintree Printing owner; and Jim Corliss, Braintree Printing marketing manager with the new POLAR 115 from Heidelberg.Paul Shaver, Heidelberg service technician; Tom Cummings, Heidelberg account manager; Mike Lima, Braintree Printing operator; Jose Tafur, Braintree Printing owner; and Jim Corliss, Braintree Printing marketing manager with the new POLAR 115 from Heidelberg.

Looking to streamline efficiencies throughout their plants, print shops in North America are turning to Heidelberg‘s commercial postpress solutions to upgrade their aging finishing equipment.

Braintree Printing, a trade printer in Braintree, Mass., needed a higher throughput cutter to handle the challenges of its 20-hour production days. The company that specializes in “crazy fast turnaround times” selected the new POLAR 115 from Heidelberg to replace an aging cutter.

“We are very deadline oriented and make tight delivery commitments. We can’t afford any downtime, so we need our equipment to be up and running when our finishing crew arrives at 6:00 a.m. to finish the work that was printed the previous day. Our current POLAR cutter has always been extremely reliable, so we knew we would have the same experience with the new 115 as well,” said Jim Corliss, marketing manager at Braintree Printing.

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Equipped with offset and digital capabilities, Braintree Printing’s POLAR 115 complements its already extensive bindery capabilities, which includes die cutting, perfect binding, and its existing POLAR 78.

According to Corliss, “While there are less expensive cutters on the market, the POLAR 115 is far more productive, worry-free, and longer lasting than its competitors, so our total cost of ownership is actually lower than it would be with other machines.”

Click here to see a short video about Braintree Printing’s new POLAR 115.

Tony Collins, production manager, and Nick Larsen, bindery operator of Peczuh Printing with the newly installed Stahlfolder Ti 36from Heidelberg.

Tony Collins, production manager, and Nick Larsen, bindery operator of Peczuh Printing with the newly installed Stahlfolder Ti 36from Heidelberg.

Also needing a more productive finishing solution, Peczuh Printing in Price, Utah, installed a new Stahlfolder Ti 36from Heidelberg to better service the growing pharmaceutical and nutraceutical side of its business. The Ti 36 is designed for small-formats and miniature folding applications, such as mini-booklets or packaging inserts for pharmaceutical products. Replacing an older Stahlfolder, the new Ti 36 began running live jobs in Peczuh’s facility a mere two days after the machine arrived at its facility, and the plant’s operators immediately noticed improvements.

“Our operators are no longer frustrated at the end of the day. Now they’re excited about the new technology and have started testing the machine’s boundaries to see how far they can push it,” said Frank Peczuh, owner of Peczuh Printing.

Committed to a vibrant, healthy future for the printing industry, Peczuh Printing prides itself on continuously taking care of its customers “once they have invited us in.” The new Stahlfolder purchase helps achieve this goal through“enhanced efficiency, better quality folding, and faster turnaround times.” With an increasing demand for this specialized small-format folding, Peczuh also sees its capabilities with the new Ti 36 as growth potential for the company.