New Press Aids Missionaries
To support its 5,400 missionaries and 800 missions serving the poor all over the world, Franciscan Missions needs to produce very effective fundraising materials. For that reason, its six-employee in-plant in Burlington, Wis., recently replaced its four-color Heidelberg GTO with a four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52.
“The make-ready time is really quick,” reports Jeremy Hanna, production manager. “And the cleanup time too,” he adds, thanks to the press’s auto blanket wash feature.
The in-plant uses the press to print fundraising brochures, newsletters, flyers and greeting cards. It sends out about 20,000 mailings each day.
“We find that the brochures are more attractive in four-color,” Hanna says. “We get a better response.”
The in-plant uses Heidelberg consumables, as well, including Perfect Dot blankets.
Prior to installing the Printmaster, the in-plant added a Kodak Magnus chemistry-free platesetter. It also has a Halm Jet envelope press, an HP 5000 wide-format printer, and two Stahl folders, among other equipment.