Increases productivity by 30 percent
Motivating Graphics recently installed a Speedmaster XL 162-6+L, the company’s third Heidelberg Very Large Format (VLF) press. Printing at speeds up to 16,500 sheets an hour, the Speedmaster XL 162 is equipped with “Push to Stop” technology, which enables jobs to be autonomously changed over without operator intervention and will continue to print until the operator interrupts it. This software system reduces the number of operating steps during a job change and enables all operators to achieve uniform results, which has helped Motivating Graphics increase productivity by 30 percent compared to the previous VLF from a competitive manufacturer.
The new press features a fully integrated UV curing system from IST. The system combines traditional UV curing in the press delivery with an IST interdeck LED curing module, which is moveable between selected printing units. And thanks to the technology on the press, the makeready times were also cut in half.
With expectations of a 15% increase in business growth every year for the next five years, Motivating Graphics believes the Heidelberg VLF will be a major partner in the company’s growth plan. According to Tim Clark, Vice President of Motivating Graphics, “For years, we have been focused on high-tech telecommunications and consumer electronic industries. With the new VLF, we will be able to expand our market reach into the food and retail market, and we plan on purchasing more Heidelberg products as we continue to grow.”
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the family-owned business has been in the printing industry for 40 years and has plants in Mexico, Brazil, Hungary and the United States. Services include traditional printing, litho-laminated corrugated boxes, rigid boxes, pulp & plastic packaging products, and folding cartons.
From left to right: Jon O’Day, Heidelberg Account Manager; Robert Gill, Motivating Graphics Pressroom Manager; Tim Clark, Motivating Graphics Vice President; Ray Clark, Motivating Graphics President; Chris Clark, Motivating Graphics Vice President; and Jim Tillery, Heidelberg VLF Product Manager.