Heidelberg to Focus on HEI Flexibility, Hybrid Workflows at GRAPH EXPO 2012
Prinect workflow technology will drive color management and all other integrated functions, making it possible for these high-volume, toner-based, wide-format and cut-sheet devices to join the Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor offset press in a color-managed workflow that makes the best use of both processes.
The Linoprint C901 will be presented with Heidelberg’s newly enhanced Prinect Digital Print Manager, which enables printers to manage and calculate their offset and digital print jobs from a single workflow. Jobs can then be routed quickly to the most cost-efficient production equipment.
Heidelberg also will demonstrate the newest generation of Prinect Image Control, an advanced spectrophotometric color management system. The latest iteration of Prinect Image Control is specifically designed for printers who wish to comply with G7 methods and ISO standards for printing according to Grey Balance Control. Heidelberg experts also will highlight the benefits of Heidelberg’s cloud-based Prinect Performance Benchmarking service, recently honored with a 2012 InterTech Technology Award from Printing Industries of America.
Prinect: HEI Flexibility Hub
Modular in design, Heidelberg’s comprehensive Prinect workflow is powerful, configurable and flexible enough to address customer-specific tasks and needs. For example, the Prinect components Web-to-Print Manager, Business Manager MIS, and Prepress Manager put e-commerce—critical for customer retention and support—within the capability of nearly every print shop.
In effect, Prinect brings “HEI Flexibility” to every phase of print manufacturing by routing jobs quickly and efficiently to production equipment for optimized throughput and higher profitability. Heidelberg not only believes, but also can demonstrate, that printers who implement these solutions will benefit from the interlinking of offset and digital printing to boost their competitiveness.
Borrowing some visual clues from its drupa presence, Heidelberg’s GRAPH EXPO exhibit will feature a hard-to-miss display of printing plates lining the walls, as well as an oversized presentation center at the heart of the booth.