Heidelberg Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Printmaster GTO 52 Launch

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY—April 19, 2012—The Printmaster GTO 52 from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) turns 40 this year. The GTO, which stands for Grosser Tiegel Offset (large platen offset), was unveiled at drupa 1972.

With its exceptional flexibility and print quality, this very robust press set the standard for small-format applications. The GTO’s format (14.17×20.47˝) established a new class in professional high-quality offset printing. With more than 106,000 printing units sold, the Printmaster GTO 52 is the best-selling press in its format catgegory.

Customers appreciate its high quality, which matches that of larger presses. The GTO is a flexible entry-level model based on manual operation that can be used for applications such as numbering, perforating, imprinting pre-punched products, envelope printing, leaflets, forms, cards, and labels. Its high-precision single-sheet feeder supports a wide range of different formats and substrates – from light-weight paper to cardboard.

Heidelberg is marking the anniversary by offering four exclusive GTO anniversary models on attractive terms. Customers ordering GTO single- to four-color presses between May 1 and Oct. 31, 2012, will also receive selected accessories and a specially designed printing unit guard. A column in the Commercial Flexibility section of the Heidelberg stand at this year’s drupa will display the four different designs of the GTO press over the years.

“The Printmaster GTO 52 is a global success story. In the years ahead, we will see continued demand for this ideal entry-level press from customers in both industrialized countries and emerging markets,” states Stephan Plenz, member of the Management Board responsible for Heidelberg Equipment.

In successful operation the world over

“The Printmaster GTO 52 has more than doubled our sales and won us numerous additional orders because our customers know we have a new Heidelberg press,” stresses Liuping, who runs Yi Nuo Wie Printing in Xi’an, China.

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