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Solisco installs first Heidelberg Speedmaster at Scott plant

February 17, 2023  By PrintAction Staff

Eric Gingras, principal director, improvement and industrial technology, Solisco; Alex Jacques, manufacturing director, Solisco; and Steve Caron, vice-president, manufacturing, Solisco.

Solisco, a commercial printer with two production facilities near Quebec City, Que., recently installed a Speedmaster CX 104-6+L from Heidelberg at its Scott headquarters. Equipped with CutStar inline sheeter and Prinect Inpress Control 3, the new machine provides faster speeds and quicker makereadies to accommodate the increasing demands for shorter run books, publications, magazines, and catalogs.

Having invested heavily in various parts of its business over the past two years, Solisco was no longer satisfied with its lone offset press, which it had been running for nearly 20 years.

“We needed to run faster,” said Alex Jacques, director of manufacturing for Solisco. “We also felt our technology was not up to par to where we wanted to be.”


Installed in late 2022, the Speedmaster CX 104, which runs at 16,500 sheets per hour, is a significant upgrade in both speed and technology for the 30-year-old business. Solisco believes the new press will increase its overall capacity and throughput while producing higher quality products for its customers. “We felt the CX 104 really fit in with our current business but also allowed us some flexibility for the future,” said Jacques.

Solisco’s new press is fully equipped with Heidelberg’s latest technology, which includes autonomous push-to-stop technology, AutoPlate Pro, and the Heidelberg User Experience.

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