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Oliver Printing Turns to Heidelberg to Ramp up Packaging Business

Oliver Printing Turns to Heidelberg to Ramp up Packaging Business

Kennesaw, GA, February, 2011  Oliver Printing, Twinsburg, Ohio, reports the installation of a 6-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 hybrid UV press with anilox aqueous coater and extended delivery, together with an Easygluer 100 folder-gluer. The company aims to attract new customers and expand its presence in the packaging market by offering additional capacity, differentiated services and new surface decorating techniques.

“We’ve been fortunate to get into some consumer packaging markets, such as hair care and cosmetics,” said company president George Oliver, who notes that the company currently derives its revenue from both commercial and packaging printing.

The purchase complements the company’s existing structural design center, headed by a full-time director and his staff.

Best of Both Worlds

With the table set for a decisive further move into the packaging arena, Oliver hopes to grab the attention of new and existing design, agency and Fortune 500 customers with its unique blend of technical expertise and fine-art sensibility.
“We already exhibit a lot of the features of the so-called ‘boutique’ printer,” said Oliver, citing his company’s long history of “white glove” customer service, detailed project consultation and high-end results. “We’ve always been a customer- and quality-focused operation, and we like to think it shows.” At the same time, Oliver points out, the company’s printing, bindery, assembly and fulfillment capabilities offer customers an array of services not typically found in more specialized boutique shops.

In addition to the new CD 102, the company’s pressroom also houses a second Speedmaster CD 102 6-color and a CD 74 6-color, both equipped with anilox chamber doctor blade systems that permit the use of special coating products; a Printmaster QM 46-2; and an original Heidelberg cylinder die cutter. Each of the company’s Speedmaster presses is equipped with Heidelberg’s Prinect Axis Control measurement and control system for simultaneous color control of all printing units based on spectrophotometrically calculated values. Using Axis Control, the press inks up much more quickly and produces less waste during makeready.

The new Easygluer 100 joins a pair of POLAR cutting systems, including a POLAR P.A.C.E. 137 XT with Autotrim automatic waste removal; a Stitchmaster ST 100 saddlestitcher; a Stahlfolder TH 82 6/4/4 with vertical stack; and a Stahl USA B26 folder. The company’s prepress department runs on imaging supplied by a fully automated Heidelberg Suprasetter 105 (?-needs confirmation) with Prinect Prepress Manager workflow.

“Heidelberg equipment has been the last word in reliability for our company for over 80 years, and we consistently look to Heidelberg to help us integrate new technology that will make us more effective and profitable,” Oliver said. “Given a track record like that, we’re confident the new press and folder-gluer will provide us with the speed, productivity and flexibility to capture and handle a wider variety of complex projects. “

Founded in 1924 by Wilfred G. Oliver, Oliver Printing Company is under the fourth generation of family leadership. The company, employing over 60 people, is located in a state-of-the-art facility 30 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland.