Heidelberg to Emphasize Depth and Flexibility of Sheetfed Portfolio at GRAPH EXPOSeptember 2, 2011
Available on all Heidelberg Speedmaster presses in any format size since drupa 2008, the fully integrated, high-performance Prinect Press Center combines state-of-the-art technology, smart automation and comprehensive data management to ensure efficient production and provide the long-term investment security print companies need. The half-size modular Speedmaster SM 74 itself offers a host of configurations ranging from a basic two-color to the highly automated 10-color perfector. These and other options are designed to enable commercial printers to make decisions geared to their individual business model and specific operating requirements.
Features To Suit Every Application Need
The progressive integration of new technologies, while amply represented by the Speedmaster SM 52 and SM 74, are applied upwards through Heidelberg’s sheetfed portfolio including the Speedmaster SM 102, CD/CX 102 up to the Peak Performance Speedmaster XL 75,105,145 and 162. Heidelberg also offers a variety of configurations to suit printers’ applications needs: everything from long perfectors for one-pass productivity to Duo configurations serving the needs of packaging and label printers that permit coatings to be applied both before and after printing.
For quality control and color management, Heidelberg’s Prinect Inpress Control adjusts color and register on-the-fly, for an average time savings of 8-12 minutes and a paper savings of at least 150 sheets. For packaging and label printers, Heidelberg also offers Prinect Inspection Control, which measures the quality of each box, label, or pharmaceutical insert on the sheet and compares the image to the original pdf to ensure the highest quality standards are met.
Common to every press in Heidelberg’s sheetfed portfolio, of course, are Heidelberg Systemservice and a complete line of Saphira-branded pressroom consumables—providing owners with assurance that their Heidelberg equipment will perform reliably throughout its life.
End-to-end integration via Prinect automation, Prinect Press Center control, and closed-loop color measurement and quality assurance are the key elements of modern computer-integrated manufacturing as realized by Heidelberg. In mounting a live, seamless display of automated print manufacturing at its most efficient, Heidelberg aims to highlight for commercial printers the path to greater efficiency and higher profitability.