Heidelberg to Mount Visually Powerful, Technically Compelling Exhibit
KENNESAW, GA—August 20, 2009—Amid much discussion of why people go to trade shows and what they expect to see when they arrive, Heidelberg is offering attendees an opportunity to see and touch a generous slice of its comprehensive print media portfolio at PRINT 09.
“Year after year, printers return to Heidelberg’s corner of McCormick Place to get a look under the hood and kick the tires on the most extensive array of equipment available from a single supplier,” said James Dunn, president of Heidelberg USA. “This year we’re pleased to be bringing together no fewer than 12 of our outstanding, state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions in a real, working print shop environment. That’s 30,000 square feet of space devoted to prepress, press, postpress and packaging solutions that can bring real improvement and measurable results to businesses today. And by bringing them together, I mean not only assembling them on one stand, but also uniting them with elements of our Prinect digital workflow for maximum efficiency. You won’t find that kind of centrally directed, transparent, end-to-end integration anywhere else on the show floor.”
That Heidelberg is uniquely positioned to provide this one-of-a-kind trade show experience is beyond question for its loyal customers, whose reliance on Heidelberg technology is a daily fact of business life. Given the capital-intensive nature of the printing industry and the hands-on nature of the trade, the visual and tactile elements of a memorable trade show experience are unlikely to be duplicated to their satisfaction in any other type of venue.
Peak Performance All Around
Sure to attract special attention is the most advanced press any manufacturer will bring to Print 09: The Speedmaster XL 75, the 29” member of Heidelberg’s Peak Performance series of XL presses, which had its world debut at drupa 2008. Heidelberg designed the XL 75 for extensive automated presetting, running speeds to 18,000 sph, and customized finishing options including UV coating, inline foiling, and flexo before the offset units. Available with up to 12 printing units plus coater in both straight and perfecting models, the press will be shown at Print 09 in a 10-color, 5/5 perfecting configuration equipped with 2008 InterTech Award-winning InPress inline color and register measuring system, Autoplate XL simultaneous plate changing and aqueous coater. The press will be demonstrated in tandem with the 2009 InterTech Award-winning Prinect Press Center with Intellistart™ process-oriented navigation system and High-Definition LCD Wallscreen, and will consume Heidelberg Saphira thermal plates imaged on a compact Suprasetter A75 CtP device.
Heidelberg also will demonstrate a pair of enduring small-format champs: a 4-color Speedmaster SM 52 with Anicolor zoneless inking, Heidelberg’s answer to the challenges of short-run printing and the offset alternative to nonvariable digital printing technologies; and the Printmaster QM 46, Heidelberg’s ubiquitous small-format workhorse, shown with longitudinal inline perfing.
Heidelberg’s contribution to the Pack Print “show-within-a-show” dedicated to the production of folding cartons, flexible packaging, tag and labels will include (also in booth 1200) the Easygluer 100 entry-level folding carton gluer and the compact, multifunctional KAMA ProCut 74 diecutter. And in the postpress arena, a POLAR 137 PACE cutting system configured for fully automatic loading, cutting and offloading by a single operator will share the spotlight with a Stitchmaster ST 450 saddlestitcher and a Stahlfolder TH 82 folder.