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Heidelberg Installs 1,000th Speedmaster CX 102 Printing Unit

February 16, 2012
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY—Feb. 16, 2012—The Speedmaster CX 102 is “exactly the right press for us at exactly the right time,” says Thomas Löhnert, owner of Löhnert Druck in Markranstädt near Leipzig. This full-service print shop has been using a Speedmaster CX 102 five-color press with coating unit, which integrates the 1,000th printing unit, since the end of last year. The press is also the first of its kind in Saxony.

The Speedmaster CX 102 was unveiled by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) at the UK trade show IPEX 2010 and has been used successfully since then for advertising and packaging printing throughout the world. The combination of proven platform and technology transfer from the Speedmaster XL 105 is an ideal investment for many customers.

“We value the expert advice from Heidelberg and the strong presence in our region, ensuring us high availability and a rapid response,” explains Löhnert. “The new investment was also preceded by layout planning and capacity analysis. This quickly showed that the Speedmaster CX 102 is precisely the right step for us to continue growing. We’ve rarely had such a smooth installation. From day one, the press has thoroughly won us over with its quality, productivity, and flexibility.”

Customers impressed by quality and flexibility

Löhnert Druck was founded in 1990 and has since increased its workforce tenfold. Today, 20 employees are involved in production at the print shop, which has systematically positioned itself as a strong service provider in the 70 x 100 cm (27.56 x 39.37 in) format and whose overriding principle is top quality and customer satisfaction. Print runs vary between 500 and 80,000 sheets. Löhnert Druck has been operating exclusively with presses from Heidelberg since 2008.

The pressroom houses a Speedmaster CD 102 four-color press with coating unit and the new Speedmaster CX 102. “We’re delighted with the Speedmaster CD 102, but we wouldn’t have expected the Speedmaster CX 102 to be so different. It’s obvious that many enhancements have gone into this press,” says Löhnert. “We’re also much more flexible now, as we can use the same plate format for both presses.”

The new Speedmaster CX 102 press already has pride of place in the pressroom. “This press is used for extremely high-quality production with protective, spot and drip-off coating and spot colors,” says Löhnert. The company’s core customers from publishing houses and agencies are impressed with the high quality and Löhnert Druck is looking to use the new investment to attract further customers in Germany and the rest of Europe. Printing is performed using inks from the Heidelberg Saphira series, which are optimized for the presses.
 

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