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August 2005
Heidelberg Outlines PRINT 05 Plans

KENNESAW, GA—Heidelberg announced plans for its 76,000-square-foot booth at next month's PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 exhibition in Chicago during a pre-show press conference held here recently.

One of the main attractions will be the XL 105 Theater—a large-screen theater for live presentations that will house Heidelberg's new Speedmaster XL 105. The first product introduced in the company's new series of high-end offset presses known as the "Maximum Performance Class," it boasts speeds to 18,000 sph. There will be a total of 10 sheetfed presses, in various sizes and configurations, within the Heidelberg exhibit.

Outside the XL 105 Theater, the booth will be divided into five solution areas to showcase new advances in each of the company's major printing categories. Identifiable by color-coded signs, these areas will include Quick Print Solutions, Commercial Print Solutions, Industrial Print Solutions, Packaging Solutions and the Prinect Experience.

Each solution center will house related Heidelberg equipment and will include an application center, where booth visitors can meet face-to-face with Heidelberg specialists. Each solution area will also include "expert spots," or special presentation areas designed to highlight key products.

More than 40 live demo jobs will run during the event, including jobs from all application areas. And approximately 600 U.S. and international employees will attend and staff the exhibit.

Heidelberg's Prinect Experience will feature customized demonstrations of the company's comprehensive workflow management solutions. The Prinect Experience at PRINT 05 will include up to 10 workstations programmed to demonstrate how Prinect connects the entire workflow of a print shop.

Heidelberg's systemservice will also be in the spotlight with new support tools and enhanced functionality for existing ones. For example, new remote service capabilities for Prinect Image Control users will be shown and an online help tool called "eSelfhelp" will be launched.

Also new is the Global Expert Network (GEN) 24x7 offering, a service that allows printers to access 24-hour phone and remote support from Heidelberg experts anywhere in the world.

Kevin Joyce, formerly vice president of sales, Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG), has been appointed managing director, sales and operations, for Kodak's Graphic Communications Group in the United States and Canada.

Brandtjen & Kluge recently hired Bruce Kessler as the new Western sales manager. Kessler is a 24-year veteran of the graphic arts industry.

MAN Roland has appointed Robert Berg as the new general manager of the Eastern region for sheetfed operations, replacing Todd Andrews who has been promoted to executive vice president and general counsel. Also, David Doucette has been hired as a district sales manager for Southern California and Las Vegas.


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