French print shop IDMM recently installed three new Speedmaster XL
75 presses at its new production site near Lyon. Heidelberger
Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) supplied one Speedmaster XL 75
four-color press and two Speedmaster XL 75 five-color presses, all
three equipped with a coating unit and the spectrophotometric
inline measuring system Prinect Inpress Control. "On a site
covering a total area of 5,000 m2, we have built a 2,000 m2
pressroom that makes the logistics of the print job production
process transparent. This creates clarity for all our staff in
their day-to-day work and offers our customers greater reliability
in production combined with a higher-quality end product," explains
IDMM president Françoise July. The print shop, which employs
22 staff, has just celebrated its 18th anniversary and considers it
important to regularly modernize its production facilities.
IDMM's varied product portfolio covers everything from
brochures for the mail-order trade to the elaborate commemorative
publication that it has sent out primarily to local customers. The
print shop processes all kinds of printing stock, ranging from 70
to 600 gsm, in runs of anything from 500 to more than 300,000
sheets. "Due to the market's declining print volumes and, above
all, increasingly short runs, we needed to rethink our company to
enable a faster response while also ensuring top quality," stresses
managing director Patrice Marta.
The new Speedmaster XL 75 presses completely satisfy the
requirements for print speed, fast plate changes, and print
quality. "Our three new Speedmaster XL 75 presses have standardized
our equipment and made us very flexible. We can print our jobs on
any of the three machines and always be sure of achieving an
equally good result. Makeready times are now much shorter and we
estimate that this has boosted our productivity by around 20
percent," says a delighted July. For example, IDMM now prints
perfecting jobs on printing stock ranging from 70 to 400 gsm at a
maximum speed of 15,000 sheets per hour without any interruptions.
"We know we can rely on Heidelberg and our cooperation dates back
many years. Covering everything from prepress and Saphira
consumables to postpress, we enjoy a high-quality service from a
single source," underlines July.
Prinect Inpress Control ensures quality print jobs
"We are the only print shop in the Rhône-Alpes region to
have Prinect Inpress Control on all its presses," says Marta
proudly. This spectrophotometric inline measuring system integrated
in the press controls register and color quality on the fly.
"Inking up now requires fewer than 100 sheets with most of the
jobs. After just two months, we have succeeded in cutting setup
waste by 50 percent, and a further reduction is definitely
possible," continues Marta. Thanks to this higher quality, IDMM now
intends to enter higher-end segments and reposition itself on the
market. In prepress, two Suprasetter A 75 machines controlled by
the new version of the automatic print shop workflow Prinect
communicate with the presses in real time. "This production data
acquisition system enables us to get even more out of our
investment," concludes July.
Green printing with lower CO2 emissions
Cutting waste by 50 percent results in an equivalent
reduction in CO2 emissions. All three presses are equipped with
Star peripherals that are designed to minimize energy consumption
and waste, and to reduce noise levels and CO2 emissions. For
instance, CombiStar improves the quality of dampening solution and,
as a result, this only needs to be replaced every three months
instead of every four weeks.
The IDMM print shop proudly bears the "Imprim'Vert"
environmental label. This is a certificate recognized by the
graphic arts industry and awarded to print shops that have achieved
positive results in employing environmentally friendly business
practices. Companies bearing the label are required to comply with
a number of guidelines that ensure enhanced environmental
protection. The ultimate goal is a continuous improvement in the
company's commitment to the environment and a well thought-out,
long-term reduction in environmental pollution. IDMM is currently
in the process of obtaining FSC/PEFC certification, and in the
course of 2011 it should also be certified to ISO 14001.
Patrice Marta (center), managing director of the IDMM print
shop, is proud of the three new Speedmaster XL 75 presses. He is
now able to meet customers' toughest demands in terms of quality
and on-time delivery.
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 6221 92 50 66
Fax: +49 6221 92 50 69