Heidelberg Deems Launch of Speedmaster SX a Success as 1,000+ Printing Units Already Sold
“With around a third of the installed printing units in the Speedmaster SX 74 sector, it’s evident that the high flexibility and coating capability have been well received in the market. Some 70 percent of the printing units sold for the Speedmaster SX 102 are for perfecting presses, which deliver the very highest productivity,” Müller adds
Since drupa 2012, Heidelberg has thus been able to offer a wide-ranging press portfolio for commercial, packaging, and label printers, that is divided into three areas—Speedmaster SM and CD models in standard configurations, Speedmaster SX and CX models in numerous variations for professional applications, and the Peak Performance models of the Speedmaster XL series.
Customer orders confirm: This is the right machine at the right time
“The new Speedmaster SX 52 and the prepress link have cut our waste levels by 25 to 30 percent,” say Stefanie and Florian Huss, the third generation of the family to run the full-service Graphia-Huss print shop in Frankfurt. “The Prinect Easy Control color measuring system enables us to boost our print quality, as we are now assured much greater color stability over the entire run. The four-color press with coating unit also offers us new production options.”
The family-run business produces advertising materials such as flyers, brochures, and mailings and is a service provider to industry, retailers, associations, banks, and advertising agencies.
In general, the Speedmaster SX 52 spectrum ranges from two to ten printing units, optionally with perfecting device and coating unit. The optional Anicolor zoneless short inking unit reduces paper waste by up to 90 percent. The Speedmaster SX 52 Anicolor therefore results in a print process that delivers eco-friendly operation at lower costs. Furthermore, from April 2012, it has been supplied on a carbon-neutral basis ex works.
Schürch achieves ultra-short makeready times with Speedmaster SX 74
The Schürch AG print shop in Huttwil, Switzerland, has been using a new Speedmaster SX 74 five-color perfecting press with coating unit since August this year.