Check Under the Hood

Speedmaster 74

We realize that while most people aren't interested in the state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to provide our clients with high-quality print, there are those who want to look under the hood and see what makes us run. So, go ahead and kick the tires!



Derby City Litho utilizes a seamless Prinect system with direct-to-plate technology.

  • PDF workflow using Heidelberg Prinect Cockpit, Prepress Manager 2011

  • Proof & Plate calibration maintained using Heidelberg Prinect Color Toolbox

  • Proofing Devices:

    1. hp designjet 5500
      Used for DCL high-resolution contract proofs.
      Line Accuracy: + / – 0.02%
      Print Technology: hp Thermal Inkjet
      Resolution: 2400 x 1200 dpi
      Ink Type: Dyes
      Material Used: 36-inch Saphira Proofing Paper, Premium Semi Matte EZ

    2. hp designjet 510
      Used for imposition proofing only in draft mode on offset.


 Digital Printing

  • Ricoh Pro C7100sx with EFI Fiery
    High-quality color digital output
    1200 x 4800 dpi
    Equipped with Fiery Print Controller for color management
    Duplex Ready
    Prints up to 13 x 19 inch paper
    Equipped with inline stapling, can staple up to 100 sheets in multiple positions.
    Equipped with inline saddle-stitch binding up to 20 sheets.

  • Ricoh Pro C7210sx Graphics Edition with EFI Fiery
    All the same features as the C7100sx model
    Has the ability to print a clear or white toner

  • Xante En/Press
    Best digital color envelope printer and lowest cost per print in the industry
    Prints on a wider variety of media and sheet sizes
    Higher resolution (up to 2400)
    Output is 100% waterproof

  • The Edge

    Can print envelopes #10 or smaller to the edge, without having to convert the envelopes.



  • Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 – 6-color + coater
    In-line aqueous coater
    delivers brilliant color and amazing detail with every impression
    Maximum sheet size = 20.5" x 29.125"
    Maximum image area = 20" x 28.75"

  • Heidelberg MOZP 2-color Perfector
    can print two colors on one side or one color on both sides of the sheet in one pass
    Maximum sheet size = 19" x 25.5"
    Maximum image area = 18.5" x 25.25"

  • Heidelberg Printmaster – 2-color
    makes it possible to produce quality, low-volume one- and two-color projects that are cost effective.
    Maximum sheet size = 18.5" x 13.3125"
    Maximum image area = 17.625" x 12.75"

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Finishing and Bindery

  • Polar Cutter

  • Baum – 5-head Auto Drill + Round Corner

  • Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST-90 – 8-pocket
    Minimum size book = 3.5" x 5.5"
    Maximum size book = 12" x 13.75"

  • Stahl 26 X 40 Folder
    16-page signature folder
    In-line perf and score