Customer Success with Anicolor Inspires ‘Performance Challenge’ at GRAPH EXPO
As for quality, the Anicolor press also uses “real ink” instead of toner, yielding printing with color fidelity equivalent to conventionally printed materials. “Ink is what does it,” Barongi said.
Cost Efficiency by Design
The Speedmaster 52 Anicolor press begins to pay for itself from the first job on by delivering stable inking with minimal setup. Designed to deliver consistent volumes of ink, the Anicolor inking unit achieves the even transfer of precise ink volumes using a format-sized screen roller located between the chambered blade and the inking form roller. The inking form roller, also format-sized, provides each element with the precisely metered volume of ink required for each revolution. Ink that is not used is fed back into the chambered blade. This prevents ink from building up in the inking unit, even with complicated forms involving extremely low or varying ink coverage.
Used in conjunction with Heidelberg’s proven Alcolor dampening system, users can achieve a consistent ink/water balance in seconds. This design feature is unique. Printers benefit from high process reliability and excellent inking quality in standardized print jobs. Thanks to the consistent inking it delivers, the Speedmaster 52 Anicolor is a lucrative choice for extremely cost-efficient longer runs, too.
Anicolor technology cuts costs dramatically. Whether a printer prints brochures or flyers, invitations or business cards, he stands to profit from minimum waste and reduced setup times. The Anicolor inking unit also ensures consistency in the production run, together with outstanding ease-of-use, all while using conventional printing plates.
Up to 40 percent shorter makeready times means a printer can print more jobs each day at lower cost and enjoy 25 percent greater press capacity for more jobs each year. The AutoPlate clamping system, blanket/impression cylinder wash-up device, and greatly abbreviated startup sequence combine to deliver extremely fast job changes. Short makeready times boost profits. It makes no difference whether the next job in line involves higher or lower ink consumption. Up to 90 percent less waste cuts paper costs significantly, an important factor in short-run printing. In relative terms, the shorter the run, the greater the startup costs.