MEMPHIS, TN (May 13, 2011) – Dexter Solutions announced today it has purchased and installed three new pieces of equipment that will enhance print and finishing capabilities, drastically improve turnaround times and allow them to continue to be an innovative partner to their clients. The new equipment includes an HP Indigo 7500 digital press, a Heidelberg Varimatrix 105CS-GEN1 die-cutter and a Heidelberg KAMA ProFold 74 folder/gluer.
Mark Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, said the investment in new technology provides Dexter’s clients with a number of advantages. “All three pieces have advanced features that enable us to slash lead times, further enhance quality, preserve competitive pricing and improve product development capabilities – four major advantages in nurturing long-term customer partnerships.”
“The versatility of the new equipment allows us to produce a wider variety of products at both facilities,” stated Kerry Beaver, Vice President of Operations. “Also with these additions we have improved control over scheduling, quality consistency and enhanced finishing options, which we can then pass on to our customers. Specifically, in some cases we are actually able to reduce process timelines by as much as 60% on some of our core products.”
Dexter was an early adopter of the benefits of digital printing technologies. The company had already established itself as the highest volume producer in the U.S. on the prior generation of HP Indigo’s digital platform. The new press adds to their already solid digital production platform with more streamlined management of variable data jobs, and improved production on thicker substrates.
According to Beaver, the new equipment provides needed additional capacity in a growth area for Dexter. “The purchase further supports our commitment to competitive turn times, cost effectiveness and product innovation. We see this really as an investment in the relationships we have with our clients.”
The digital press has been installed in the company’s Memphis facility and the die-cutting and folding/gluing equipment has been installed in the Aurora, Missouri facility.