US – JohnsByrne Company, a leading supplier of premium packaging and high-impact direct mail, has acquired and installed Heidelberg Speedmaster XL eight-color press.

Based in Illinois, JohnsByrne specializes in folding cartons, specialty packaging, point-of-sale and high-impact direct mail solutions.

The press is the latest capital investment in JohnsByrne’s commitment as an industry-leading provider of sustainable packaging.

Leveraging both artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data, the Speedmaster XL is designed to deliver better throughput, total process optimization, improved uptime, reduced waste and superior print quality.

The Speedmaster XL press is designed to address concerns over sustainability and speed-to-market in the industry.

Heidelberg utilizes a formula to determine total greenhouse gas emissions, then purchases “certificates” representing carbon offset by planting trees that soak up the CO2.

In this case, 2,318 trees in a sustainable Gold Standard reforestation project; roughly 7.6 soccer pitches-worth of trees, making JohnsByrne one of only four fully carbon-neutral printers in North America.

In operation, the new press will continue to contribute given that the faster it runs, the more energy it saves per 1,000 printed pieces.

Along with running faster, the new press will run more reliably and consistently, with “operator-independent performance.”

In addition, the press will enable the company to help its customers achieve their sustainable packaging goals, including structural design for less packaging waste and the use of sustainable materials.

JohnsByrne President Corey Gustafson said: “We are committed to investing in people and technology to drive our success as well as the success of our customers.

“We continue to add equipment that brings what we promise customers – speed-to-market, excellent quality and innovation.

On choosing the Heidelberg Press, Gustafson stated: “When looking for the right equipment to add to our press room, we extensively search out the latest technology and are excited about the newest printing and packaging capabilities.

“In one sense, JohnsByrne’s Limitless Pressroom environment is as much a laboratory as a high-tech factory floor.

“And, joining several other brand-new additions, the new press will provide a new level of repeatable quality and continue to advance our strategic, vertically integrated business model: a true end-to-end solution that defies supply chain disruptions as it provides single-source accountability, superior quality, and distinct competitive advantage to our customers.”

JohnsByrne focuses on making folding cartons, specialty packaging, point-of-sale, and high-impact direct mail solutions.

In 2020, the company developed protective face shields for first responders and other essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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