Customers Invest in Heidelberg Offset Press Solutions
“With these new presses, we’ll be running 20 percent faster with shorter makereadies, giving us a significant productivity advantage against our competitors,” said Jay Pallis, CFO of DS Graphics.
New Speedmaster SX platform records sale in Brazilian market
The Speedmaster SX machine platform launched at drupa 2012, which makes technologies from the high-performance Speedmaster XL class available to the medium market segment and is thus accessible to a broader user base, has immediately recorded a sale in the Brazilian market. The Midiograf commercial print shop from Londrina/Paraná in the south of Brazil is the first printer in South America to invest in a Speedmaster SX 102 perfecting press with eight printing units.
Celebrating the first installation of a Speedmaster XL 106 with perfecting technology
Belgian commercial printer ControlMedia from Antwerp took the step at drupa to change to Heidelberg from one of its competitors and opted for the new Speedmaster XL 106 with 10 inking units, perfecting technology, and a printing speed of 18,000 sph. ControlMedia also decided to change from its existing workflow system to the Prinect operating system from Heidelberg.
U.K. commercial printer Stephens & George (S&G Print Group) will take delivery of the worldwide first Speedmaster XL 106 with perfecting technology running at a speed of 15,000 sph and in a second Speedmaster XL 106, a five-color machine with coating unit and a speed of 18,000 sph. The company is looking forward to far shorter makeready times and even higher productivity.
Berlin-based online printer Laserline has invested around €7 million in new equipment from Heidelberg. This large order includes a Speedmaster XL 106 with perfecting technology, a Speedmaster CX 102 with coating unit, and a Speedmaster SX 52 Anicolor. The order for a complete solution from Heidelberg also includes several prepress and postpress machines. This rapidly expanding company expects the Heidelberg solutions to deliver a significant boost to its productivity.