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Information Days for Heidelberg Solutions Draw Customers from Around the World

May 20, 2011
• Over the past few weeks, more than 700 customers have visited Heidelberg to find out more about future opportunities in the small-format sheet size, innovations in industrial packaging printing, and surface finishing options with Saphira consumables as well as new coating applications when using perfecting technology.

• Information days provide customers with the ideal opportunity to experience processes and working methods first hand and incorporate them into their own companies.

• Successful in small format—customers introduce other customers to successful business models

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY—May 20, 2011—Over the past three months, some 700 customers from all over the world have paid a visit to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). During events at the Print Media Center in Heidelberg and Wiesloch-Walldorf, they have learned about future opportunities in the small-format sector, innovations in industrial packaging printing, and surface finishing options with Saphira consumables as well as new coating applications when printing in perfecting.

The Commercial Days focused on solutions for small and medium-sized commercial print shops. In May, approximately 270 print shop representatives explored the Heidelberg small- and medium-format portfolio. The Suprasetter A 75, Speedmaster SM 52, Speedmaster SM 52 with Anicolor, Speedmaster SM 74, Speedmaster XL 75, the Ricoh Pro C901 Arts Edition, Eurobind 600 PUR and the Stahlfolder TH 56 were demonstrated to customers—all fully integrated along the process chain thanks to the Prinect print shop workflow. In-depth information on Heidelberg Services and Saphira consumables was also high on the agenda at this three-day event.

By customers, for customers—commercial printers describe their success in the small-format sector
The presentations given by managers Christian Reichmann and Michael Meistrik from Pacem Druck proved to be especially popular. The print shop, which is based in Cologne, Germany, invested in a Speedmaster SM 52-5-P+L DryStar with coating unit and short high-pile delivery in 2010. This turned out to be an inspired move, as Christian Reichmann reported: "Had we not invested in the SM 52, Pacem Druck would not be around anymore. It is vitally important to us that we can deliver quickly, and the decision to invest in a coating unit enabled us to massively reduce production times. Using Saphira consumables means that print products can be fed directly into postpress operations with no delays. Our makeready times have also dropped by 50 percent, since the Prinect Prepress Interface enabled us to adopt color presettings from prepress. Since installing the SM 52-5-P+L, we have significantly boosted our efficiency despite rising raw material prices."

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