Proteus Adds Heidelberg VLF

KENNESAW, GA | Heidelberg reports the first US company to install its Speedmaster XL 145 VLF press is Proteus Packaging, Franklin, WI. The folding carton converter chose a six-color press with in-line aqueous coater to replace two aging machines.

Proteus runs 10- to 30-pt board exclusively, so the performance of the XL 145's Preset Plus feeder was of paramount importance. Says Tim Wayman, executive VP, “Our expectation was that we would be able to run these substrates without challenging the feeder or causing unnecessary stops and starts, despite deficiencies inherent in the material. Even at high speeds, the feed table with central suction belt adjusts automatically to the format and printing stock, greatly minimizing our makeready times. Prinect Inpress Control permits faster inking up and eliminates the need to stop the press for sheet pulls and color measurements, dramatically reducing our setup waste.”


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