Queensland printer Allclear Signs and Display Group is installing a new Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 press at its Harding Colour site in the east Brisbane suburb of Tingalpa, potentially replacing three older Heidelberg machines at the facility.
The new Speedmaster CX 102 is a universal straight printing press in 70×100 format and able to print up to 16,500 sheets per hour, with a high level of automation.
Anthony DeStefani, owner and managing director of Allclear says, “Since taking over the Harding Colour in 2016, we have made several changes which have benefited our business, however the addition of the new Heidelberg Speedmaster is the most exciting.
Previously, Harding’s had three Heidelberg presses that had served the company well, so it was a natural choice to stay with the Heidelberg brand given the past relationship. The new press will eventually replace all three Heidelberg presses at the Tingalpa site and we know that this will not only benefit our business efficiency, but the new technology will also provide a superior product to our competitors.
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“The new press should be replacing the three machines at Tingalpa, one of them is already gone and we will have the other two working side by side to see if the new one eats up all of the work. That is our plan of attack. It is a simple purchase, we are becoming more efficient.”
Allclear Print and Signs operates across three sites in Queensland, with its head office in Yeronga, South West of Brisbane and two additional sites in Tingalpa and Townsville. The company offers a broad range of services including offset, digital, finishing, large format and signage printing along with storage, distribution and mail.
DeStefani says, “Our Yeronga site has three HP indigo presses including B2 10,000, three offset presses and a signage facility. Townsville also has an HP indigo press and offset presses. The site at Murrarie (Tingalpa) has those three Heidelberg presses.
“After starting out in the early 90s, Jason Milligan and I bought the company in 2003 and have grown the business over the years with the support of our shareholders and over 90 staff. Our team is that makes the business the success it is.”
DeStefani co-owns Allclear with Miligan and a few other shareholders.
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