Heidelberg to Featured Expanded Postpress Portfolio at GRAPH EXPOSeptember 6, 2011
As You Like It
As the market moves toward shorter print runs and faster delivery times, printed materials arrive ready for finishing off a variety of output devices. Finishing requirements are met with a variety of in-, off- and near-line solutions, depending on run length and volume. In this new environment, postpress solutions that add value, improve performance, ensure quality and reduce costs will rank high on any list of commercial printers’ must-have investments.
Heidelberg finishing solutions are engineered to meet printers’ need for equipment that will help them navigate today’s challenging and competitive landscape. At GRAPH EXPO 2011, visitors can expect to see the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition press with in-line Booklet Maker and Cover Imposer; the versatile KAMA ProCut 74 platen diecutter and foiler, and the equally flexible KAMA ProFold 74 specialty folder-gluer, both for small- to medium runs; the Stahlfolder TH 56 6/4 pile-fed folder with vacuum table, card-tipper and HHS in-line gluing and camera inspection system; in addition to the new POLAR 92XT Plus with Compucut and bar code scanner.
In addition, now, and in the coming months, Heidelberg will bring several new digital finishing solutions to market in the areas of scoring, slitting, perfing, cutting and trimming, as well as perfect binding, packaging, in-line solutions, mailing, and feeding and delivery products.
Among three new knife- and rotary slit/score/perf devices designed to promote the gentle, expeditious handling of digitally printed output, for example, are the DG Creaser and the 20” USA B20 SPS rotary device. For folding, Heidelberg’s new 714 folder series is available in manual and automated versions, as well as in a unique mailing version with integrated gluing.
Another exciting area is digital, or short-run, packaging. Interested visitors should be sure to check out Heidelberg’s multi-purpose KAMA ProFold folder-gluer and KAMA ProCut diecutter. Each of these machines is designed to yield a production-quality product with the speed for longer runs, as well as the ability to set up in minutes for short runs. At Graph Expo, the new 714 XA folder with gluing for mailing applications also will be available for inspection in the Ricoh booth (#2600).