DynaGraphics Makes First Investments in Heidelberg Print Platforms with Versafire EV & EP.
After years of using other manufacturers’ equipment for offset and digital printing, DynaGraphics, the largest commercial printer in Northern NV, recently changed to Heidelberg technology by installing new Versafire EV and Versafire EP digital printing systems—both powered by Heidelberg’s Prinect Digital Front End (DFE).
Located in Reno, NV, family-owned DynaGraphics serves a variety of industries including gaming/casinos, healthcare, specialty manufacturing and real estate. Printing at 4,800×2,400 dpi, the Versafire EP exceeds the challenging expectations of DynaGraphics’ customers while running at speeds of up to 135 letter pages per minute.
“We used other digital presses for 20 years because of their unparalleled quality, but the production cost was too high, and we couldn’t be competitive. I was initially attracted to the Versafires because of their incredible price, but when I saw the print quality, I knew it was time to change,” said Cindy Mason, CEO, DynaGraphics.
The Versafire EP, capable of printing on up to 24 pt. board and various types of substrates, has opened new applications for DynaGraphics that were not previously possible. In particular, the EP is printing on a variety of synthetics, including a recent variable data job of 13,000 sheets.
To process these robust jobs, DynaGraphics is using the Prinect DFE. Utilizing Heidelberg’s color management and renderers, the Prinect DFE enables automated and standardized print production for excellent efficiency, greater transparency, and faster job flow.
Also powered by the Prinect DFE, the Versafire EV offers DynaGraphics reliable production with perfecting on up to 27.5 inch substrates. In addition to CMYK standard jobs, the engine prints with five color options, including white, clear varnish, neon yellow, neon pink, and invisible red.
Despite not running other Heidelberg equipment, Mason says the “Heidelberg” brand played heavily in the company’s decision to invest in the Versafires. According to Mason, “the Heidelberg name is synonymous with quality. I am confident in Heidelberg’s experience—they know our business and how to take care of us. Our whole experience has been first-class. We will definitely consider them for future investments.” dps
Nov2020, DPS Magazine