Heidelberg Showcases Solutions for Large-Format Packaging Printing

The Prinect Inpress Control inline measuring system makes a key contribution to cutting makeready times, stabilizing production, and maximizing production speeds – as does the excellent availability of Heidelberg presses. This is due in part to the comprehensive Heidelberg maintenance and service concept. An illuminating efficiency analysis showed how these technologies can deliver savings of up to EUR 530,000 per year and boost capacity by more than 30 percent in high-run packaging printing.

This was confirmed by Hendrik Heidenreich at the event. “The XL 145 is a full shift faster than its predecessor, which used the same format but was from a different manufacturer,” he revealed.

According to calculations by Heidelberg based on short-run packaging printing for the production of POS displays, a Speedmaster XL 162 five-color press with coating unit and extended delivery can achieve annual savings as high as EUR 730,000.

Getting staff on board is the priority
Top technology requires top personnel. This may sound simple enough, but it is far from easy to achieve in practice. Several afternoon lectures addressed the issue of how to build successful pressroom and administrative teams.

According to Professor Jan Mayer, getting staff involved, team building, and boosting motivation are above all the task of the person in charge—if they take their management role seriously. The sports psychologist has worked with numerous German national teams and the TSG Hoffenheim soccer club. In his lecture, he drew a great many parallels between management tasks at print shops and in top-level sport. He also outlined the requirements for achieving long-term success with the best equipment and best personnel.

Source: Heidelberg.

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