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Heidelberg Seminar Series Tackles Color Management

June 2009
KENNESAW, GA—June 16, 2009—For printing company CEOs and senior managers, few production issues have greater potential to ruin an innocent night’s sleep than anxiety about money, specifically, how to save more of it by doing things faster and more efficiently. In a series of seminars scheduled to take place in five U.S. cities this summer, Heidelberg is out to show printers how to optimize production and raise all-around shop efficiency and competitiveness by working to standards, following procedures, and implementing appropriate training.
Targeted to company owners and senior managers, “10 things Keeping Print CEOs Up at Night” is dedicated to the proposition that a properly calibrated press and prepress workflow is the key to dramatically reducing makeready waste and boosting profitability, and that each of these objectives is closely tied to a company’s ability to work accurately, consistently and predictably to clearly defined standards.
Heidelberg kicked off its multi-city tour with a well-attended session held in mid-April at the headquarters of Printing Industries of Georgia in Atlanta. On the agenda: straight talk concerning 10 topics Heidelberg customers have identified as especially troubling:
• Establishing quantifiable objectives

• Reducing makeready waste

• Achieving standard values in the shortest time

• Achieving standard values accurately & consistently

• Confirmation of achieving standards

• Achieving customer satisfaction

• Job cost reporting and analysis

• Efficient utilization of equipment investment

• Ensuring that personnel are current with standards and technology

• How to quickly achieve G7 certification

Short, Sweet, and to the Point
Conducted by Prinect Press Product Manager James Mauro and Heidelberg Color Specialist Chuck Koehler, Heidelberg’s “10 Things…” seminar is notable for its no-nonsense, brass-tacks approach to a complex topic.
The presentation, which clocks in under two hours including Q&A, also addresses G7 certification and the range of tools available to achieve it. Said one attendee, “The program was presented in such a manner that I actually asked Heidelberg to bring it to my company and present to others.”
“In the current economy, one of the most important actions a printer can take to save money is to make a conscious effort to reduce wasted time, labor and materials. Proper coordination of prepress and press equipment is essential to this effort,” states Ray Cassino, director, Prinect product management. “This powerful seminar delivers a wealth of Heidelberg expertise in an economical format designed to share proven strategies for shortening makeready times, reducing waste and achieving greater efficiency and productivity.”
Join the Summer Tour
“10 things Keeping Print CEOs Up at Night” will travel to a number of U.S. cities throughout this year. Make plans to join Heidelberg experts at one of these upcoming seminars in your area (more to be announced):
• June 23 - Sheraton Station Square, 300 W. Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA, 10 a.m.- noon and 3-5 p.m. RSVP to

• June 29 - Printing Industries of Minnesota, 1700 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN, 10 a.m.- noon. RSVP to

• June 30 – Sheraton West Des Moines, 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA, 9-11 a.m. RSVP to

• June 30 – Holiday Inn Coralville, 1220 First Avenue, Coralville, IA, 3-5 p.m. RSVP to

• July 15 – Clampitt Paper Creative Center, Dallas, TX, 10 a.m.- noon. RSVP to

For more information, contact or all 1-888-472-9655, prompt 2.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
With a global market share for sheetfed offset printing machines of more than 40 percent, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world's leading solution provider for commercial and industrial customers in the print media industry. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the Company focuses on the entire process and value chain for popular format classes in the sheetfed offset and flexographic printing sectors. Apart from printing presses, the product portfolio includes plate imaging devices and finishing equipment, as well as software components designed to integrate all print manufacturing processes. In addition, Heidelberg offers a wide range of spare parts, consumables, used equipment and services, along with extensive training programs provided by the Print Media Academy. Furthermore, the Company assists its customers' investment plans by offering financing concepts.
Heidelberg is most active within the major OECD industrial regions and is expanding its involvement within growing markets such as Asia and Eastern Europe. With development and production sites in six countries and some 250 sales offices worldwide, the Company offers services to more than 200,000 customers around the globe. Heidelberg generates 85 percent of global sales through company-owned sales offices and above 85 percent outside of Germany. In fiscal year 2007/2008, Heidelberg achieved sales of Euro 3.670 billion referring to the divisions Press, Postpress and Financial Services as well as a net profit of Euro 142 million. As of March 31, 2008, the Group employed 19,596 staff worldwide.

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