Only months after being launched at the PRINT 01 show last
September, the NexPress 2100 digital production color press is
delivering on its promise to make digital color printing productive
and profitable for Heidelberg customers.
Customers almost universally report that they are selling
paying jobs and profiting from the use of the machine within days
of installation. In fact, the NexPress 2100 is exceeding the
expectations of Heidelberg and NexPress by several measures,
including print volumes, paper waste, print quality and level of
In addition, customers are already using the NexPress 2100
for all the applications described when the press was introduced:
on-demand color printing, short runs as small as one piece,
variable data printing, including personalized, customized,
versioned, full variable data printing and web-enabled printing.
Following are comments from some individual customers on
their experience with the NexPress 2100.
Janjac is a digital service bureau in Paris. For nearly
40 years it has provided a full range of graphic services - print
design, a professional photo lab and large-format printing. Janjac
had added digital services overtime, including Web design and
digital printing. Last December, Janjac added the NexPress 2100 to
take its digital printing services to the next level.
Eric David, the technical director, reports that Janjac is
pleased with the machine's performance, and expects its monthly
volumes with the NexPress 2100 to be higher than with its previous
"The NexPress 2100 offers excellent productivity and image
quality, enabling us to provide our customers exciting new
services. It will also help boost our average monthly print volumes
from 50,000 to 300,000 impressions," David said.
RT & Associates
RT & Associates, a digital service bureau in Chicago, has
kept pace with the digital trends in the printing industry: It
started as a typesetting shop, then became a digital prepress shot,
and today is a digital print provider. The company bought the
NexPress 2100 to add variable data printing to its services, as
well as short-run color. With more than 25 jobs in a single shift,
the press operator confirms that the machine loves to run.
"You can tell that it's actually built like a press, not like
a copier …The quality is very close to traditional
printing…Yesterday, I was here for 10 and a half hours and
must have gotten at least 25 or 30 jobs out all on the NexPress. It
never stopped," said John Zawisza, RT press operator.
Cohber is a forward-looking and innovative commercial
offset print provider that began operating in Rochester, N.Y.,
nearly 70 years ago. The company has been aggressive in adding
digital print technology to its core business and - as one of the
first customers to put the NexPress 2100 to the test on variable
data jobs - has provided some of the toughest challenges for the
CEO, Buzz Webber, reports that the NexPress 2100 helps Cohber
build short-term profits and long-term customer relationships.
"Quick turnaround? One customer brought us a job at 9 a.m.,
we delivered 7,500 full-color brochures at noon. Variable data? We
make regular runs of 90,000 pieces with variable text and graphics.
The NexPress 2100 works," Webber said.
Prontaprint St. Paul's & The City
Prontaprint St. Paul's & the City is one of the
top-producing franchises in the U.K. chain of 220 centers for
design, print and copy. It has been actively developing its digital
color printing sales for the past five years. Last December,
Prontaprint St. Paul's & the City added a NexPress 2100 to grow
that business even more, and to help develop variable data printing
Managing director, John Andrews, says the NexPress 2100 is
already producing highly profitable short-run and on-demand jobs.
His Prontaprint center, in the city of London, is also currently
developing a variable-data-printing pilot test with three of its
customers. He expects to be able to use the results from it to
market VDP to other customers.
"The image quality is living up to our wildest expectations.
I find it difficult to tell the difference from litho and I've
been in this business for 35 years. We added the NexPress 2100 to
help us develop the new marketing opportunity of variable data
printing, and we believe Heidelberg and the NexPress 2100 will help
us achieve that end," Andrews said.
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