From left to right: Paul Shaver, Heidelberg service technician; Tom Cummings, Heidelberg Account Manager; Mike Lima, Braintree print operator; Jose Tafur, owner of Braintree Print; Jim Corliss, Marketing Manager for Braintree Printing.
Kennesaw, Ga. – To optimize efficiency in their plants, print shops across the country are turning to Heidelberg commercial postpress solutions to upgrade their aging finishing equipment. Both the new POLAR 115 cutter at Braintree Printing in Braintree, MA, and the new Stahlfolder Ti 36 at Peczuh Printing in Price, UT, both installed in January 2021, greatly improve the productivity and throughput of both companies.
“Crazy Fast” style for the Braintree print
Braintree Printing, a commercial printer based in the northeastern United States, needed a higher throughput cutter to handle the challenges of its 20-hour production days. The company, which specializes in “crazy fast turnaround times”, has selected the new POLAR 115 to replace an aging cutter from a competitive manufacturer based on its exceptional experience with a 2014 POLAR 78 cutter installed.
“We are very punctual and have tight delivery commitments. We can’t afford downtime, so our equipment needs to be up and running by the time our finishing crew arrives at 6:00 a.m. to complete the work that was printed the day before. Our current POLAR cutter has always been extremely reliable, so we knew we would have the same experience with the new 115, ”said Jim Corliss, Marketing Manager at Braintree Printing.
Equipped with offset and digital functions, the POLAR 115 from Braintree Printing complements its already extensive bindery functions, including punching, perfect binding and the existing POLAR 78. Thanks to the intuitive and user-friendly interface, the POLAR 115 offers the shortest set-up times and is the most efficient cutter the market. After just a few days of running the machine, Braintree was able to significantly improve its productivity and its ability to move jobs out of the folder and to its customers more quickly.
Corliss: “Although there are less expensive knives on the market, the POLAR 115 is far more productive, carefree and durable than its competitors, so our total cost of ownership is actually lower than other machines. ”
Click here to see a short video about the new POLAR 115 from Braintree Printing.
Small fold, big return on Peczuh printing
Peczuh Printing also needed a more productive finishing solution and installed a new Stahlfolder Ti 36 to better serve the growing pharmaceutical and nutraceutical side of its business. The Ti 36 was specially developed for small formats and miniature folding applications such as mini brochures or packaging inserts for pharmaceutical products and is easy to use thanks to its clear control system and its ability to effortlessly handle even the most complex of folds. The new Ti 36 replaced an older Stahlfolder and started executing live jobs just two days after the machine arrived in Peczuh. The operators of the plant immediately noticed improvements.
“Our employees are no longer frustrated at the end of the day. Now they are excited about the new technology and have started testing the machine’s limits to see how far they can push it, ”said Frank Peczuh, owner of Peczuh Printing.
Peczuh Printing is committed to a vibrant and healthy future for the printing industry and prides itself on serving its customers continuously “as soon as they have invited us”. The new acquisition of Stahlfolder is helping to achieve this goal through improved efficiency, better folding quality and faster throughput times. With the increasing demand for this special small format folding, Peczuh sees his capabilities with the new Ti 36 as growth potential for the company with new customers.
About Braintree Printing
Founded in 1982, Braintree Printing has grown into a high quality 4 and 5 color offset work provider serving advertising agencies, resellers and small to medium-sized businesses across the Northeast. The current company employs 28 people. Production runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Over the years their operation has been one of the largest on the Sir Speedy network.
About Peczuh Printing
Peczuh Printing was founded in Price, Utah, in 1962 and now has three manufacturing facilities across Utah. The company has grown to be one of the largest commercial printers in the state. Equipped with the most modern printing equipment on the market, Peczuh Printing offers comprehensive services from digital files to delivery trucks. Most of all, the company prides itself on its passion for print: its ability to communicate, move around and live a good long life. Print inspires and Peczuh Printing recognizes this with his attention to detail and his striving for perfection.