Heidelberg to Launch Linoprint Digital Portfolio at drupaApril 23, 2012
Backing up this pledge is Heidelberg’s unique expertise in cross-platform color matching, a core competence that shrinks to a minimum the difference in measured color between Heidelberg offset presses and Heidelberg’s digital print solutions.
In an expansion of its cooperation with Ricoh, Heidelberg now will offer Ricoh’s short-run, cut-sheet digital printing systems under the Linoprint C name. Heidelberg’s exhibit in Hall 1 at drupa 2012 will feature the debut of the Linoprint C 901 and Linoprint C 751 digital printing systems equipped with the latest version of Prinect Digital Print Manager, which enables print shops to manage and calculate both their offset and digital print jobs from a single workflow.
This solution covers a wide range of functions such as variable data management, postpress with digital in-line and near-line finishing, and document-oriented production, and gives printers the ability to route jobs quickly to the most cost-efficient production equipment. Full integration with a shop’s Prinect workflow enables digital jobs on Linoprint C equipment to be seamlessly planned and managed (including standardized color management via Prinect Color Toolbox) with offset presswork—all from the same workflow software.
Finishing Options Expand Application Range
Linoprint C devices will be controlled by Heidelberg’s Prinect software and supported by a variety of inline finishing options including perfect binding, ring binding, folding, cutting, and stitching. Especially well-suited to the handling of both traditional and digitally printed materials are Heidelberg’s DG Creaser, 714XA/XLT; USA B20 Stahlfolder SPS (slit, perf, score); as well as POLAR’s forthcoming line of cutters with CompuCut 5.0 operator guidance and networking software, the Eurobind EB600/1300 adhesive binder, and versatile die cutting and folder-gluing equipment from KAMA.
Visitors to Hall 1 also can learn about Linoprint L, an inkjet system currently in development by Heidelberg. Linoprint is a drop-on-demand system for the economical production of complex, short to medium-sized label and film runs, and applications with variable content: for example, smart labels, security printing, and traceable labels. This system will be sold in the U.S. by CSAT, a digital press manufacturer acquired by Heidelberg in 2011.