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Heidelberg to Demonstrate Game-Changing Press Technology

August 10, 2009

·       A high-definition LCD Wallscreen, which gives users a complete overview of all press processes, including color measurement results, a transparent cross-section of the Speedmaster with a dynamic simulation of all of its functions, and a display of the print sheet with ink zones in their actual width. It also functions as a print approval tool.

The Prinect Press Center is also a streamlined interface to the JDF-integrated Prinect workflow, as well as a variety of widely available print Management Information Systems. Operators can retrieve complete job and production data, adopt presetting data, and initiate printing processes at any time. Production reports are always up-to-date, as the Prinect Press Center provides the MIS and Prinect Pressroom Manager with continuous production data.

Speedmaster 52 Anicolor
The Speedmaster SM 52’s revolutionary zoneless Anicolor inking unit is the small business printer’s answer to shrinking print runs. Dramatically shorter setups mean users can print more high-quality jobs each day at lower cost and 100% offset quality thanks to consistent inking. The savings are significant:

·      Up to 40 percent shorter makeready times thanks to fast job changes.
·      Up to 25 percent greater press capacity for more jobs each year.
·      Up to 90 percent less waste for much lower costs.

Not only does Heidelberg Anicolor technology offer the advantages of offset for the shortest of print runs, it also stands up favorably to short-run, nonvariable, digital printing solutions. The Speedmaster 52 Anicolor press prints up to 15,000 sheets per hour in A3 (11x17”) format or 30,000 sheets per hour in A4 (8.5x11”) format, offering cost-effective, high-quality with total color stability over both short and long runs.

Printmaster QM 46
A small-format (18.11" x 13.39") press with a surprisingly high level of automation for a machine of its size, the Printmaster QM 46 is a mainstay of shops that depend on quick turnarounds of one- and two-color commercial jobs from business cards to four-color two-up posters. A mainstay of small shops from one end of the country to the other, the Printmaster QM 46 is ideally suited for the challenges associated with small-format offset printing today: shorter runs, price pressures, and increasing customer demand for small-format items with special colors. The Printmaster QM 46 will help printers fulfill these expectations profitably. (More information is available online at Printers Advantage, The model on display at PRINT 09 will feature longitudinal perforation inline.

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Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
With a global market share for sheetfed offset printing machines of more than 40 percent, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world's leading solution provider for commercial and industrial customers in the print media industry. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the Company focuses on the entire process and value chain for popular format classes in the sheetfed offset and flexographic printing sectors. Apart from printing presses, the product portfolio includes plate imaging devices and finishing equipment, as well as software components designed to integrate all print manufacturing processes. In addition, Heidelberg offers a wide range of spare parts, consumables, used equipment and services, along with extensive training programs provided by the Print Media Academy. Furthermore, the Company assists its customers' investment plans by offering financing concepts.

Heidelberg is most active within the major OECD industrial regions and is expanding its involvement within growing markets such as Asia and Eastern Europe. With development and production sites in six countries and some 250 sales offices worldwide, the Company offers services to more than 200,000 customers around the globe. Heidelberg generates 85 percent of global sales through company-owned sales offices and above 85 percent outside of Germany. In fiscal year 2007/2008, Heidelberg achieved sales of Euro 3.670 billion referring to the divisions Press, Postpress and Financial Services as well as a net profit of Euro 142 million. As of March 31, 2008, the Group employed 19,596 staff worldwide.


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