The Best Press Retrofits Start Here ...

Telstar Engineering developed and implemented our exclusive CAD-To-GO® Engineering process over fifteen years ago to assure our clients of minimal downtime at installation of their press upgrades. With such a wide range of retrofit possibilities sought by serious label and converting product printers, linking equipment engineering design and the customer's specific press capabilities and job requirements became mandatory.



Have Laptop - Will Travel

Tom Kirtz, Telstar President & Chief Engineer


Telstar's in-house test press can add even more engineering, manufacturing and installation efficiencies to our CAD-To-GO service with pre-delivery planning. Test press time can also be reserved to determine how specific materials from substrates and laminates, films and foils, inks and adhesives, and more will perform on your demanding jobs.


While CAD-To-GO certainly assists installation it also provides both Telstar and the customer with an engineering archive for future growth of the press possibilities. Telstar's experience with virtually every major (and some little known) press brands and models is augmented with the proprietary knowledge of your existing press and shop layout. This allows us to develop such unique situations where presses are stretched, rails and bridges are created and offline installations are created to fit retrofits into your business growth plans. This bank of information comes in handy when future plans call for added options that can be accommodated. We work to design every machine for fast installation in as little as four hours. And, we work to create situations where the new units can move station-to-station and even for press-to-press portability, often without sacrificing a print station.


This 30 year old veteran press needed a shingle conveyor to process several million die-cut parts.  Telstar’s Cad-to Go on-site engineering allowed for designing an upper conveyor unit that was driven from the press anvil and attached through existing tapped holes.  Installation was bolt-on and go.  The lower shingle conveyor features a counter with a spike action upon reaching a pre-determined count for batching the product.


Check out all the retrofit modules we offer that can change your veteran or new press into a virtual converting profit maker. Imagine what you can do for new and existing customers by offering cold and hot foil, rotary screen, cast-and-cure holographics, rotary die, laminating, flexo, integrated digital apps, and more. Start producing multi-page coupons and booklets with our exclusive single, double and triple plowfold systems. Help your customers break away from the ordinary as you lead the field with high demand and high profit apps from Telstar.

Talk to Me - I'll Be Here!





                May 7 - 8

Indianapolis-Indiana Convention Center


Take & Bring Notes ...


Write down your questions about possible retrofit upgrades for your presses. Ask your production staffers if there is anything they want to know about adding profit power to your existing equipment. If it's a complex decorating project you want to accomplish or simply how to add the right turn-bars or nip-rollers to your line be sure to stop by our booth (#110) for the right answers. See you there!