Excavations for the slab have begun in the company’s sheetfed division, and from all appearances, the press will be larger than the two six-unit Heidelberg Speedmasters already on site. John Blake of Offset Alpine confirmed that this was indeed the preparation work for a new press, but was unwilling to supply the make, size or timeframe of the press purchase.
Inquiries made to Heidelberg Australia, who’s existing relationship with Offset Alpine make it a logical choice as suppliers of any new press equipment, were not immediately answered. Heidelberg has also supplied a Sunday Press web press which makes up part of the seven-strong web fleet currently in operation.
The installation of the new sheetfed press will bring Offset Alpine’s fleet to four, including the current two Heidelbergs and a smaller Komori, and they should have no shortage of work to place on it, already holding numerous significant contracts for work along the eastern seaboard and nationally.
In addition to its impressive press setup, Offset Alpine’s prepress department features four Creo CTP devices (two Trendsetter VLFs and two Platesetters), a fleet of Canon digital presses and an Epson proofer, while an extensive range Muller Martini finishing devices also feature.
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