Braintree Printing Installs Rebuilt Heidelberg Cylinder Die Cutter
Die cutter enables Braintree to keep production in-house,
Braintree Printing, one of New England's leading offset and digital printing companies, has expanded its finishing capabilities with the addition of a rebuilt Heidelberg die cutter. The newly acquired die cutter enables Braintree Printing to keep every facet of production in-house, from pre-press to printing and finishing, ensuring quality control and passing savings on to customers.
Braintree Printing, a leading offset printing and digital printing company serving printers and print brokers throughout the Northeast, continues to add to its fleet of bindery and finishing equipment with the addition of a Heidelberg cylinder die cutter with a maximum sheet size of 21" x 28". Formerly a vintage letterpress, the Heidelberg was completely dismantled and refurbished as a die cutter by Whittenburg, Inc. of Tennessee.
Corliss said the Heidelberg installation was performed by Graeme Smith, a Heidelberg cylinder engineer from Whittenburg. According to Whittenburg rebuild specifications, the machine was fully dismantled, cleaned, mechanically inspected and given new parts. It was then reassembled, rewired, retimed and fitted with a new safety guard, metal foot board and side table. Though rebuilt as a die cutter, the former classic printing press retains its yesteryear charm. Freshly painted traditional Heidelberg blue, it bears a metal plaque with the words "Original Heidelberg Cylinder."
"The converted Heidelberg on our plant floor gives a nod to the printing industry's rich history," said Corliss. "This old printing press now looks and runs like new - with a second life as a die cutter." Source: Company press release
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