Sotheby’s Imprint Taps Heidelberg Sheetfed Press Technology

BOSTON—May 23, 2012—Sotheby’s Imprint (SI) announced an alliance with leading printing press manufacturer Heidelberg. The agreement confirms that Sotheby’s Imprint Premier Platform, a global network of print and distribution suppliers, will exclusively utilize Heidelberg’s offset printing technology, supporting unparalleled print management solutions.

Sotheby’s Imprint and Heidelberg plan to work together to extend established global print and distribution solutions.

“We are extremely proud to associate with one of the world’s most respected and admired print category brands,” commented Skip Dyer, Sotheby’s Imprint executive vice president. “This collaboration signifies a shared vision and an unparalleled global solution.”

SI will utilize Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL sheetfed press platform, the peak performance technology that sets benchmark standards in offset printing with integrated Prinect control systems and reporting capability. Extensive use will be made of Heidelberg’s market leading color control systems, such as Inpress and Image Control. All Speedmaster XL’s provide the highest automation levels to deliver the guaranteed quality required for such a discerning brand.

“Sotheby’s Imprint is in a unique position to influence remarkable change within the print category,” said Harald Weimer, president of Heidelberg USA. “This agreement combines our strengths to deliver a solution with unrivaled global reach, unique capabilities, and a proven ability to perform.”

About Sotheby’s Imprint
Sotheby’s Imprint is an emerging leader in global print management solutions. The Boston-based company ensures brand uniformity with its Premier Platform of print and distribution suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and consumable suppliers. At its core, Sotheby’s Imprint expects to transform global print management while delivering unparalleled results.

Source: Sotheby’s.

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