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XPress Printing expands digital capabilities with two Versafires from Heidelberg

February 3, 2023  By PrintAction Staff

Brothers Josh Rovig and Drew Konze growing the family business with help of their Versafires.

Needing to keep up with the company’s exponential growth over the past eight years, XPress Printing & Design, a family-owned commercial printer in Columbus, Ga., recently installed a Versafire EP and Versafire EV from Heidelberg.

After years of sustained growth, XPress Printing “still provides small shop service,” said Josh Rovig, director of sales & production, XPress Printing, “but also has the capacity to produce ‘big time’ projects for clients.” No longer a “mom and pop shop,” XPress Printing needed more reliable digital solutions that would help drive growth. The company, prior to the Fall 2022 installation of the Versafire EP and EV, was equipped with two digital presses of competitive technology and struggled with registration and colour consistency. “Each job would require extensive sheet-to-sheet alignment corrections, which made it difficult for our finishing department to cut and fold accurately,” said Rovig. With the Versafire’s automatic inline camera technology, the front-to-back and sheet-to-sheet registration for the variety of stocks XPress Printing uses every day stays consistent – even on long runs. “The quality of the Versafires compared to our previous machines is night and day,” said Rovig.

Thanks to the improved alignment and excellent print quality, the company now has the confidence to keep some digital jobs in house that it previously would have outsourced. “The accuracy of printing duplexed oversized sheets has been extremely helpful,” said Rovig. “Now we own the timeline and can turn over projects quickly to meet our customers’ deadlines.”

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