Lewis Printers, the Carmarthen B3 commercial printers, has just
taken delivery of the Ricoh Pro™ C901 Graphic Arts Edition
press supplied by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). This
replaces a Konica Minolta, which will be moved across to sister
company Gomer Press. The new Pro C 901 digital press will run at
Lewis Printers alongside a litho line up which includes a
Speedmaster SM 52-4+L, SM 52-2-P, a GTO 52-2-P and a TOK.
"We wanted a digital press that would offer us consistent and
accurate colour and increase our output," says Jonathan Lewis,
managing director. "We saw litho and digital output compared at a
Heidelberg open house and we were convinced by it. Few customers
would be able to detect the difference in quality. The Heidelberg
brand was convincing."
The digital press will be used to handle a range of short run
and personalised products including posters, leaflets, booklets,
flyers and business cards. Most of this company's work is from
local businesses and the public, clients who require advice and
support to maximise the effectiveness of their print. The digital
and litho machines complement each other, giving the company a
competitive edge over a wider range of work.
"We don't yet know where the breakeven will be between litho
and digital production but we will be working on the costing over
the coming weeks and seeing which technology is right for which
contracts, something our customers generally leave us to decide,"
says Jonathan Lewis.
Heidelberg announced its partnership in mid 2011 and has
subsequently added a number of orders for the Ricoh Pro C 901 and
Pro C 751 series of presses.
The advanced best-in-class digital colour production
system Ricoh Pro™ C901 Graphic Arts Edition takes print
quality and printer reliability to another level in the
professional production print environment.
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please visit the Press Lounge of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG at
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92 5061
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 5069