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Heidelberg to Present a New Sheetfed Offset Press in the 70x100 cm Format #Ipex

April 22, 2010

Fit for the future
A consistently high production speed only really pays off when the accompanying processes, such as make-ready, can also be performed efficiently. That is why the CX 102 can be integrated seamlessly into the Prinect workflow and delivers excellent ergonomic benefits and a wide range of automated functions, e.g. for plate and ink changes or sheet travel.

Press control takes place via the high-performance Prinect Press Center and Intellistart, the process-oriented operator guidance system. As with the XL 105, communication with all the machine components and auxiliaries takes place via the decentralized Sheetfed Control press control system. Prinect Inpress Control, the spectrophotometric inline measuring system, is key to significantly reducing makeready times and paper waste on the Speedmaster CX 102. The color and register are controlled in a closed loop on the fly and kept constant throughout the entire production run.

High productivity and comprehensive environmental protection
Only a holistic approach can improve environmental performance. In addition to focusing environmental protection concepts on the printing process, Heidelberg also factors them into the development and production of its equipment. Improved energy efficiency, a long service life, low consumption of resources and auxiliary materials, and lower emissions all played a key role in the development of the Speedmaster CX 102 and the integrated Star peripherals. The Speedmaster CX 102 is ideal for reduced-alcohol and alcohol-free printing, for instance, while peripherals such as the AirStar or CombiStar make a major contribution to boosting the press's energy efficiency. Inline color measuring systems such as Prinect Inpress Control reduce paper waste on average by 100 up to 150 sheets per print job and lower the level of CO2 emissions significantly. What's more, Heidelberg offers customers the chance to help the environment further still by purchasing emission credits from climate protection projects. This carbon offsetting makes good the greenhouse gas emissions generated during the press production process.

Heidelberg will be introducing the Speedmaster CX 102 on the occasion of Ipex 2010. This will mark the world premiere of a new printing press for industrial offset printing with a production speed of 16,500 sheets per hour. The new press, which manages flimsy papers, stiff board and a wide range of plastic materials as well, convinces by its high productivity and its versatility.

For the first time, the Speedmaster CX 102 will include high-performance components, which were previously reserved for the XL platform. In addition to familiar XL technologies, such as the fully-automated Preset Plus Feeder and Delivery, completely new components, for example a fortified printing unit construction, have been implemented.

The new Speedmaster CX 102 has been designed in a modular way, enabling flexible, customized machine configurations. The press will be available in various configurations: from a conventional straight press to a Duo configurations with coating unit before offset units. Striking attributes are the side covers with beeds.

Complete portfolio and a unique level of market coverage worldwide: With the Speedmaster CD 102, CX 102 and XL 105 presses, Heidelberg offers the optimum combination of price and performance each for the customers' individual requirements.


Heidelberg at Ipex 2010:
The terms HEI Performance and HEI Value reflect the extensive portfolio of state-of-the-art technologies and services from Heidelberg for the economical and environmentally friendly production of print products. At the trade show, the company will be providing practical demonstrations to highlight how media service providers, print shops, and postpress specialists can act on current market trends and adapt their portfolios accordingly. Heidelberg will be demonstrating how to optimize business and production processes across the entire value added chain of sheetfed offset printing, while also minimizing their environmental impact.

The numerous practical demonstrations will enable visitors to the event to find out how they can achieve economic success with short-run high-end print applications, stand out from the crowd with creative print applications, and make the Internet an integral part of their business strategy.


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