Geographics to Increase Efficiency, Productivity with Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL 106 and Stahlfolder TH 82

Geographics of Atlanta, Georgia recently invested in the Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-8P+L and Stahlfolder TH 82 in order to increase productivity as well as keep up with customers’ demanding expectations.

Makeready Times Cut Down by 70%

To continue to stay ahead in the marketplace, Geographics invested in the Speedmaster XL 106-8P+L due to the high quality and productivity of the press. With Prinect Inpress Control 2, the XL 106 handles even the most complex color critical job changes at the fastest speeds possible. This technology helps deliver the first measurable result in less than 60 sheets and in under a minute.

“Inpress Control was definitely a deciding factor when it came to choosing the XL 106,” said Norvin Hagan, President and CEO of Geographics. “We expect that this technology will help cut our makeready down by at least 70%, which will make our production flow so much more efficient allowing us to stand out amongst competitors that much more.”

Expected to start running in December, the Speedmaster XL 106 is equipped with the latest Push-to-Stop technology — allowing jobs to be autonomously changed over without operator intervention and continuing to print until the operator intervenes. The Push-to-Stop technology is made possible with Prinect workflow in combination with Intellistart 2, a unique integrated software system for effective job preparation, which greatly reduces the number of operating steps during a job change.

With maximum production speeds of 15,000 sheets an hour, the Speedmaster XL 106 will be fully equipped with Heidelberg Saphira Consumables. According to Hagan, “Even though this is our first time using Saphira Consumables, we expect to see great results in quality and productivity.”

Solution to Signature Folding

To further increase the company’s efficiency, Geographics also invested in a Stahlfolder TH 82 to partner alongside the XL 106. Combining higher throughput and excellent flexibility, the Stahlfolder TH 82 with stacker provides high quality folding at 12,000 sheets per hour. As a modular machine, the Stahlfolder TH 82 will focus on specialized applications and will also be able to add more customized value as needed.

“Our customers expect that we will have their products printed and finished, so the Stahlfolder will be a great solution in getting our signature folding out the door at a fast turnaround time,” said Hagan.

Alongside Geographics’ Speedmaster XL 106 and Stahlfolder TH-82 is a long list of Heidelberg equipment including a Speedmaster XL 105-8+L, a Printmaster QM 46-2, 3 high-speed POLAR cutters, and 4 Stahlfolders. According to Hagan, “We keep choosing Heidelberg because they offer the best equipment in the market.”

About Geographics

Geographics is a high quality commercial printer, based in Atlanta, Georgia, offering both web and sheetfed presses, as well as digital printing. The company is recognized for its state-of-the-art prepress, offset printing services, digital printing services, bindery, and fulfillment services.


With our expertise in available hardware and software, Geographics can assume responsibility for day-to-day management of your imaging and printing infrastructure. Our managed print services - building and operating printing infrastructure – helps our customers cut print costs, increase security, cut energy costs and improve efficiency. We design and implement systems that provide optimum solutions for their business. Let us determine how we could put MPS to work for you in keeping printing and imaging costs to a minimum.


We offer eco-friendly printing via recycled or FSC Certified paper products. We utilize Eco-friendly inks, advanced processes and recycled paper to reduce the cost to the environment.

Fast Turnaround

We employ efficient and effective technology, period. Our advanced and accurate printing technology allows for a quick turn on any type of printing jobs. Additionally, our sheetfed presses are fitted with Heidelberg's Prepress Interface and Prinect Image control spectrophotometric scanning for fast makeready, excellent color control.

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