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Heidelberg Installs State-of-the-Art Speedmaster XL 105 at N.A. Technology Center

March 2, 2012
KENNESAW, GA—March 2, 2012—Commercial and packaging printers looking to evaluate the very latest in sheetfed offset technology need look no further than Heidelberg USA’s North American Print and Packaging Technology Center, where Heidelberg recently installed a cutting-edge Speedmaster XL 105 press bursting with features designed to help printers increase their efficiency and achieve greater profitability.
 
“This is the most technologically advanced press installed in the digitally controlled production environment of Heidelberg’s North American Print and Packaging Technology Center,” said Errol Moebius, director of Atlanta Demo Operations, Heidelberg USA. “Printers will want to see this press in action to understand the benefits of integration and optimized production, and gauge what is possible in their own shops.”
 
Multiple Award-Winning Technologies
The six-color Speedmaster XL 105 with dual coating unit for aqueous and UV and full interdeck UV drying is the beneficiary of no fewer than four InterTech Technology Award-winning innovations, including the Peak Performance, 18,000 sph XL platform (2007); the Prinect Press Center with integrated Wallscreen and advanced Intellistart software (2009); Prinect Inpress Control in-line color measurement and registration (2008); and Prinect Inspection Control for print and material defect detection (2010).
 
The configuration of the new XL 105 amply illustrates Heidelberg’s unparalleled expertise in sheetfed offset technology and gives printers an opportunity to view the press in action, exactly as it would function in a working print shop. Fully integrated with Heidelberg’s complete Prinect workflow, the new press demonstrates the benefits and efficiencies associated with JDF integration between the prepress workflow and the pressroom, as well as the positive impact Heidelberg Print Color Management (PCM) can have on production by shrinking makeready times, reducing waste, and promoting more cost-effective production.
 
The innovative, process-oriented Intellistart navigation system significantly boosts Speedmaster productivity. While one job is being processed, the next is being prepared automatically. The use of all relevant information relating to the current job and the next one means that 70 percent fewer steps are needed to set up the press for the subsequent job.

Depending on the number and complexity of the jobs in question, annual production capacities can be increased by up to eight percent. Additional functionality includes the Color Assistant Pro for self-calibration of the ink zones with automatic adaption of the characteristic profiles and customized optimization of color presets; InkFoil Assistant; DryStar Advanced; and Performance Benchmarking for Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE).
 

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