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Heidelberg’s Postpress Commercial Information Days Draws Printers, Bindery Firms

November 13, 2011
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LEIPZIG, GERMANY—Nov. 11, 2011—From Nov. 1-11, 2011, commercial and digital print companies and postpress specialists from around the world took the opportunity to get the lowdown on the postpress portfolio of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). More than 500 customers from eastern and central Europe, the United States, India and Egypt are attended the Postpress Commercial Information Days in Leipzig to see for themselves the quality, efficiency and profitability of the equipment on offer.

This was the perfect opportunity to see live demonstrations of the entire product portfolio - from folding machines and saddlestitchers to adhesive binders. One special highlight was the premiere of the Eurobind Pro adhesive binder, which is linked inline with a digital book production line from Hunkeler AG, Switzerland. This machines makes it possible to switch between digital and offset print production on a single device.

A special configuration of the Stahlfolder Flexomailer mailing system was also on show for the first time. It enables double-sided printing with Kodak inkjet print heads and is equipped with a perfecting module from Popp. Innovative camera technology ensures absolute reliability. In addition to giving users the chance to meet the growing trend of tailoring mailings more closely to specific target groups, this solution generates extra added value.

“The overarching trend in postpress is increasing efficiency and productivity,” says Thomas Krischke, head of postpress commercial at Heidelberg. “Our comprehensive portfolio provides our customers with a number of options to significantly improve their competitive edge.”

One key topic was the Prinect Postpress Manager, which allows full-service print shops to integrate postpress equipment fully into their overall workflow and thus enable them to make decisions on deadlines and costs based on real facts and figures.

In total, visitors had a chance to see live demonstrations of 20 different machine configurations at the Postpress Commercial Information Days. All products on display will be available by drupa.

Customers also had the chance to gather information on PMA programs and the postpress products available in the areas of Systemservice, Saphira consumables, and business consulting. The program was rounded off with a guided plant tour.

Heidelberg partners Polar, KAMA, Hunkeler, and ATS also exhibited their products and solutions in Leipzig.

Sustainability is a key feature of all the solutions displayed. Heidelberg defines binding environmental and sustainability targets for all its products right from the start, taking in everything from the initial idea, development, manufacture, and operation at the customer site, all the way through to the end of the life cycle.

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