Customers Laud Heidelberg Saphira Consumables for Reliability, Stability, AffordabilityAugust 9, 2013
Heidelberg commissions each new press it installs using Saphira products including ink, coating, and press chemistry to enhance print quality and streamline installation, and ensure the press is up and in production as soon as possible. This type of “bundling” offers customers ongoing support from Heidelberg factory-trained print instructors.
In order to deliver best in class support to its growing consumables customer base, Heidelberg has strengthened its local consumables organization through product and application training, improved logistical solutions, as well as training and support of print instructors and product specialists.
Among the newest additions to Heidelberg’s Saphira line are the Saphira Thermoplate HCR and Saphira Thermoplate P2. The former is an outstanding thermal positive plate designed for harsh press conditions. It can be exposed to UV light for up to two hours without affecting the plate coating, and can be used with a variety of dampening and wash-up solutions. Low energy requirements enable maximum plate output per hour, while uniformly excellent resolution permits the benefits of FM and Hybrid screening to be realized in full.
The Saphira Thermoplate P2 is a universal printing plate for all standard applications. Ideal for medium and long runs, the P2 plate produces outstanding print results for every use. The excellent ink trapping of the hydrophilic layer ensures optimum ink/water balance, which leads to more stable printing. The P2’s wide processing latitude also saves time and money for the user.
Heidelberg continues to roll out products in its attractively priced Performance-Rated consumable series, including blankets, wash-up cloths, ink foils, rollers, and fogra-approved press wash. The company recently has brought to market a new line of UV consumable products, including ink, coating, blankets, and optimized press chemistry.
As an international brand, all Saphira consumables are extensively tested and certified to ensure the outstanding performance of Heidelberg equipment in all the markets served worldwide, from small commercial printing to VLF packaging. Performance-Rated Saphira consumables also undergo rigorous testing by experts at Heidelberg USA, and should prove irresistible to printers with a keen eye trained on the bottom line. Like all Saphira products, Performance-Rated Saphira consumable products meet the latest industry standards for environmentally compliant production.