CJ Graphics Installing Second Heidelberg XL 105
By Alyssa Dalton
C.J. Graphics Printers & Lithographers, led by President and CEO Jay Mandarino, is preparing to install a second 41-inch Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 press into its award-winning Toronto pressroom.
The Speedmaster XL 105 was first introduced to the printing public at the drupa 2008 tradeshow as Heidelberg’s new flagship sheetfed press. It is rated to run up to 18,000 sheets per hour with a 41-inch printing format (75 x 105 centimeters), while also handling a substrate range of 0.0094 to 0.012 inches (0.24 to 0.30 mm).
A year after its drupa debuted, C.J. Graphics became one of Ontario’s first printing operations to install the XL 105 in the summer of 2009. The company’s first press was a 6-colour with coating. The new XL 105 being installed holds the same 6-colour with coater configuration.
C.J. Graphics states it will be the only printer in Eastern Canada with twin XL 105 presses when the installation is completed this June. “Having not only one but two presses of this caliber will further enhance our productivity and overall capacity,” stated Dave Monette, Director of Manufacturing for C.J. Graphics.
Jay Mandarino founded C.J. Graphics in 1981. Over the next three decades, he built the company’s brand to be recognized as one North America’s most awarded commercial printing operations.