Equipment

Equipment

Edwards Printing Company has been in operation since 1979. Our business grew through our partnership with Heidelberg. We have been firm believers in their industry-leading presses and products from the beginning, and maintain an all-Heidelberg pressroom.

Our equipment is staffed and maintained by highly qualified technicians. Each member of our staff has at least 15 years of experience in the industry, many for decades. There have been monumental changes in the printing process over the last 45 years. From hot type to photo type, direct to film, direct to plate, and direct to press, we have lived the transitions and changes in the industry. We use that experience to produce the quality products that our customers have come to expect.

Here's what some of our staff have to say about our equipment and set up:

"I started in the industry as floor help, at the shop where my uncle worked. I liked learning a trade, and working my way through that shop was great job training.
I’m mechanically inclined and a hands-on learner. I like problem solving, figuring out how things work, and how to make them better. I enjoy working with offset printing because I like to think of it as an art form.
I’ve worked on all kinds of presses, but Heidelberg is the best. You could call me the Sultan of the Speedmaster. It’s the smoothest running, and produces the highest quality product- it’s just a superior machine.
We offer a more consistent job from start to finish, with much less waste." - Chris O'Brien, Press Operator

"I’ve worked with a lot of different presses, from Manroland to Komori, but I like Heidelberg most. It’s simply a high-quality machine. There’s less maintenance, it’s a high quality design, and you get the best result with cooperation between prepress and the pressroom.
In our industry, being able to minimize makeready time is huge. Proper collaboration between prepress and the pressroom results in less waste, highest efficiency, and a quicker project turnaround.
I love understanding every aspect of these machines. I know my press front to back, and there’s always room to learn more. The focus on collaboration, teamwork, and dedication to consistency is really important. We don’t mess with quality." -Dan Field, Press Operator

Pressroom

  • Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74-5

    - Five color with aqueous coating tower
    - CPC controlled with Prepress Interface
    - Autoplate
    - Vario dampening
    - Grafix drying system

  • Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74-4P

    - Four color with aqueous coating tower
    - 2 over 2 automatic switchover perfecting
    - CP2000 controlled with Prepress Interface
    - Autoplate
    - Drystar drying system

  • Heidelberg Printmaster

    - Two color
    - Autoplate

  • On-Site Ink Blending

    - Pantone colors
    - Special Match colors
    - Varnishes

  • X-Rite Spectro-Densitometer Controlled Pressroom

Bindery

Equipment

  • Heidelberg Stitchmaster

    - Three knife book trimmer
    - 4 pocket plus cover feeder
    - Casting unit
    - Trimmed minimum book size 3.5" - 5.5"
    - Trimmed maximum book size 12" - 13.75"

  • Polar 115 Monitor Programmable Cutting System

    - Jogger
    - Paper Scale
    - Lift Table

  • MBO 23 x 36 Continuous Feed Folder

    - 8 and 16 rollaway units

  • MBO 20 x 26 Continuous Feed Folder

    - 8 page rollaway unit
    - Inline Slautterback fugitive gluing system

Prepress

  • Rampage RIP

    - 3Ghz Intel Quad-Core Xeon Processor
    - Rampage V. 10.5
    - Dual Gigabit NICs

  • Ramproof Direct RIP

    - 2.4Ghz Intel Xeon processor
    - Rampage Soft FFP. RPD, DLT, ICC
    - Dual Gigabit NICs

  • Dell Poweredge 2800 File Server

    - Dual 3Ghz Intel Xeon processors
    - Dual Gigabit NICs
    - Ultra 320 SCSI 15kRaid Level 5
    - Redundant power supplies

  • Epson Stylus Pro 9800 Digital Proofer

    - ICC color management

  • Epson Stylus Pro 10600 Ultrachrome Large Format Proofer

    - ICC color management

  • Fuji Saber VX-9600 8up Platesetter

    - PAT integrated air purification system

  • Fuji FLP-1260 Inline Digital Plate Processor with Chiller

    - Nita Inline plate stacker

  • X-Rite Advanced Color Management Ensemble

    - DTP70 Scanning X-Y Spectrophotometer
    - DTP94 Colorimeter for LCD monitors
    - Monaco Profiler Pro
    - GregtagMacBeth Profile Maker

  • Beta UltraDottie 2 CTP Halftone Analyzer

    - Betatab data acquisition software

  • Heidelberg Printect Prepress Interface

    - Serves CIP4 data to pressroom for accurate ink zone presetting

  • Heidelberg Topaz2 Scanner

IT

  • EFI Pace Print MIS System

    - Debian Linux
    - Integrated Accounting, Estimating, Production, Mailing/Fulfillment
    - E-Commerce

  • Corporate Mail Server

    - Linux Server
    - Postfix
    - Dovecot IMAP server

  • Mail Filter - Spam and Virus Management

    - Linux
    - Spamassassin, ClamAV, Amavisd-new, MySQL

  • Corporate Webmail and Wiki Server

    - Ubuntu Linux
    - Cangrejomail Webmail Server

  • FTP Server

    - Secure Customer Specific Directories
    - Dual Processor Server Platform
    - Ultra 320 SCSI 7.5K Raid
    - ProFTPD

  • Cat6 Network
  • HP Procurve 2810 Gigabit Ethernet Switch (Backbone)
  • Cisco Catalyst 3550 Ethernet Switch
  • Cisco Firewall/VPN
  • Cisco uBR900 WAN Router
  • QNAP Network Attached Storage Device

Specialty, Fulfillment, Shipping and Delivery Operations

  • Secap Jet1 High Speed Addressing and Imaging System
  • Bessler Shrink Packaging System
  • Variable Head Paper Drill
  • Automatic High Speed Wafer Sealing
  • Acme Industrial Semi-Automatic Stitcher
  • Full Presort Mailing
  • Fulfillment Services
  • Authorized FedEx, UPS, and DHL shipper
  • Delivery Fleet