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PointOne Rejuvenates Printing Infrastructure

June 16, 2014  By PrintAction Staff

Three generations of PointOne Graphics, including (left to right) Adrien, Dennis and C.K. Low.

PointOne Graphics of Etobicoke, Ontario, continues to expand its technological base with a range of new installations like a perfecting Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106, two Suprasetters, a Ricoh Pro C901S, Vivid UV coater and a new MIS.


The 70,000-square-foot trade-printing operation, with more than 100 employees, now runs three primary 40/41-inch Heidelberg presses, including the new eight-colour XL 106, a six-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 (installed around five years ago), and another eight-colour perfecting Speedmaster.


The new Speedmaster XL 106 perfecting press with aqueous coating is driven by Heidelberg’s next-generation Prinect Press Center and Prinect Impress Control – tuned to PointOne’s GRACoL certified production floor – for colour management. It is capable of running 24-point board.

The full-size sheetfed presses are fed via Magnum roll-to-sheet machines, which PointOne began to use around six years ago. The Toronto-area printing company recently opened up a separate 22,000-square-foot warehouse nearby to receive paper shipments by rail. The high-ceiling facility in mid-June was holding approximately 6-million tonnes of paper.

A new Ricoh Pro C901S press, installed two months ago, joins an existing Ricoh Pro C901 that has been on PointOne’s production floor for a year and a half. Both systems are set up with modules for inline finishing. The newer machine is equipped with a Plockmatic BK5010 booklet maker, adding the ability to do three-sided trimming and much thicker perfect-bound jobs, in terms of both page counts and stock weight.

PointOne is also continuing to rejuvenate its postpress department, which today includes equipment like a Heidelberg Stitchmaster 450, installed about six months ago, a new automatic Polar cutter and Duplo technology, among a range of longer serving finishing systems.

The two new Heidelberg Suprasetters, also installed two months ago, replace Kodak CTP systems that have been running for around a decade. They primarily image Fujifilm LH-PJ plates produced with Kodak Prinergy workflow. PointOne is continuing to integrate its entire shop through the recent installation of an EFI Monarch Management Information System.

PointOne is also currently running a 5-colour MAN Roland Rotoman (22.75 x 38) web press installed in 2007.

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