James C. Woodall, President and CEO of Communicorp, Inc., officially entered into a signed agreement on July 2 for the purchase of an XL 105-10P sheetfed printing press. Manufactured by Heidelberg at its Wiesloch, Germany production facility, the XL 105 will replace two presses currently in use at Communicorp, and represents a completely new development from Heidelberg. The 10-color press is designed to boost productivity levels significantly, according to Dr. Jurgen Rautert, management board member for engineering and manufacturing at Heidelberg, and it received the renowned Printing Industries of American/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) InterTech award for innovations in 2007.
Mr. Woodall noted that “this machine places Communicorp in the forefront of press developments. It will be one of only a very few in this part of the United States, and will have a profoundly positive effect, both economically and environmentally, for our print customers.” “Fewer machines and higher productivity” was the goal of Marcia Bonsell, Communicorp’s Vice President of Production. Ms. Bonsell spearheaded months of research that eventually culminated in this purchase and has every confidence in its high level of automation and efficient operation. “Efficiencies gained at this level will result in immediate benefits to Communicorp’s customer base. We are very pleased to offer this elevated level of technology.”