Diamond Packaging Adds Heidelberg UV Press
KENNESAW, Ga.—Diamond Packaging, a high-end printing and packaging company based in Rochester, N.Y., recently installed a state-of-the-art, UV-capable, 8-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 in a special double coating configuration, with initial flexo dispersion coater and three modular deliveries. The company acquired the new press in order to service existing customers, attract new business, and grow revenues and employment. The new machine joins a pressroom lineup that already includes a 7-color Speedmaster CD 102 UV press and a 6-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 UV press with double coater.
“Packaging is a very capital intensive business. Our customers are continually demanding new technology, faster turnaround, increased service, and greater flexibility and capability,” said Diamond Packaging CEO, Karla Fichter. “Investing in new technology is a long-standing tradition at Diamond and allows us to satisfy the demands of our customers and grow organically.”
“This acquisition is exciting in that it represents the state-of-the-art in package-printing technology,” said Kirsten Werner, Diamond Packaging president. “Our new press will provide Diamond with an unprecedented combination of cost innovation and sustainability.”
Diamond financed the acquisition with an award from the Upstate (N.Y.) Regional Blueprint Fund, along with a combination of SBA 504 funds approved through the Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation, bank financing, and cash equity.
The custom arrangement of coating and drying units on the new Speedmaster XL 105 provides an ability to produce high-gloss applications with dispersion or other coatings, in addition to gold, silver, or other special effects increasingly in demand from Diamond’s discerning customers in the cosmetic, health and personal care, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food and confectionery industries.