When it comes to offset printing presses, the Heidelberg Press is the cream of the crop. No other offset printer produces high-quality prints with such speed and efficiency. At family-owned print shop Mollet, their Heidelberg Press is as impressive as they come. Located at the heart of their warehouse, the Heidelberg is at the center of many of the creative printing projects they deliver to world-class clients like Nike, Adidas, Platt Electric and plenty of other notable companies.
You can’t miss their Heidelberg press either. The printing machine is raised on a metal stage and takes up the space of a locomotive. On one side, a small set of stairs leads you up a platform and onto the machine’s main control center. As you continue along the platform, you’ll pass six large columns responsible for applying process and/or spot color inks and various coatings to the press sheets. Massive in size and sleek in design, it’s an undeniably attractive piece of machinery.
Watching the Heidelberg in action is impressive, too. Tall stacks of paper are fed sheet by sheet in one end and quickly pass through the press, where metal plates and ink are used to recreate an image. The prints are then stackeded at the other end of the machine. As each one exits the efficient machine, it reveals vibrant colors, high contrast and unmatched definition.
Offset printing has been the industry standard for the greater part of the past century, but that is changing. Digital printing offers a level of convenience that can’t be matched by offset printers. To help you decide which type of printer is right for you, we’ve listed the advantages and disadvantages of offset printing.
Advantages of offset printing:
Disadvantages of offset printing:
Mollet uses their Heidelberg press to create unique packaging, bold in-store displays and innovative printing solutions for global organizations like Nike and local nonprofits such as the “I Have A Dream” Foundation. Check out some recent projects they’ve had the opportunity to work on:
With a Heidelberg Press and top-of-the-line digital printers, Mollet has what it takes to help any business achieve their printing needs. But that’s not all—the full-service print shop also offers assistance with project management, inventory, delivery and more.