Speedmaster SM 52-4-P - Print Shop Benz
Klaus-Dieter Schocker, owner of print shop Benz in Giengen an der Brenz (Germany)
"What do I like so much about Speedmaster SM 52 from
Heidelberg? It's the ease of operation, the productivity and
above all the production reliability of the press", says
Klaus-Dieter Schocker, owner of print shop Benz in Giengen an
der Brenz (Germany). Accordingly, "the press just runs without
any problem", says Mr. Schocker delightedly and praises above
all the ease of operation from makeready via inking-up all the way
to production run.
Since March 2009, the Speedmaster SM 52 four-color press with
perfecting device produces traditional commercial jobs, brochures,
flyers, and forms with a run length ranging from 500 to 60,000
sheets. This makes up between 5 to 10 jobs per day. For the
qualified foreman in the printing sector, the reason to purchase
this press was the following: "I am a self-confessed
Heidelberg fan, I have been trained on Heidelberg presses, and
therefore presses from competitors were out of question."
Some particular options for the Speedmaster SM 52 which
displays already 7.3 million impressions on the totalizer are the
Alcolor Vario system, the short inking unit, the AutoPlate plate
clamping system and the basic equipment for numbering and
imprinting. What's even more, this Speedmaster SM 52-4 prints
alcohol-free, using a suitable dampening solution additive because
of ecological aspects.
As a result of a customer analysis, the print shop Benz has
adapted its complete machinery, giving them a strong position in
the market. The many customers based in the surrounding area
include among others industrial and commercial companies as well as
local authorities, schools, clubs, and individuals.
The prepress area is equipped with the latest generation of
MAC and Windows workstations and thus perfectly prepared for print
data processing. The Suprasetter A52/A75 allows production of
printing plates without chemical additives in a very short time.
Prinect SignaStation, the software solution for impositioning and
sheet assembly, offers all prerequisites for reducing throughput
times and increasing the efficiency of the overall process. This
minimizes considerably makeready times in the printing process and
in the postpress area.
The pressroom comprises - besides the Speedmaster SM 52-4 -
an MO-E, a Heidelberg platen used for die-cutting and embossing as
well as a relief printing press which allows, for example,
finishing business cards, letter heads, and envelopes.
The print products are completed in the postpress area which
is characterized by short throughput times. To achieve this, a
brochure line for producing brochures or calendars, a folding
machine as well as a Polar 92 guillotine are available.
Print shop Benz was founded in May 1962 by Karl Benz before
Klaus-Dieter Schocker took it over in January 1999. Exactly six
years later, in January 2005, production started in new and larger
premises. The team now comprises 5 employees in the print shop.
Furthermore, the owner's wife, Gabriele Schocker, offers a
digital print service for short runs in addition to offset
Klaus-Dieter Schocker is "extremely satisfied with
Heidelberg", in particular with service and consultancy by the
competent specialists. This has been confirmed again and again
through many years of contact with Heidelberg.
As a future marketing activity, the print shop owner has in
mind a better and less conventional design of restaurant flyers.