Heidelberg Booth Will Center on Workflow
Digitally-Enabled Offset Lithography
Heidelberg’s technical leadership in offset technology will be much in evidence, from the company’s pre-eminent XL press technology with Intertech Award-winning InPress control and Autoplate simultaneous plate changing and Intellistart, to tailor-made prepress, press and postpress solutions engineered to equip printers across all customer segments for success. Heidelberg's answer to the challenges of short-run printing, the Speedmaster SM 52, will be shown in a four-color plus coater configuration with the Anicolor zoneless inking system. By delivering absolutely consistent volumes of ink across the entire sheet, Anicolor makes it possible to achieve makereadies in minutes with just a handful of waste sheets. Anicolor's efficiency and the automated flexibility of the Speedmaster SM 52 are an unbeatable combination for profitability in short-run, quick-turnaround production environments. Also on display will be a two-color Printmaster QM 46, the mainstay of small shops from one end of the country to the other. A small-format (18.11" x 13.39") press with a surprisingly high level of automation for a machine of its size, the Printmaster QM 46 is ideal for shops that depend on quick turnarounds of one- and two-color jobs. (More information is available online at Printers Advantage, www.printersadvantage.com .)
Postpress and Packaging Prowess
Packaging and postpress, always trade show highlights for Heidelberg, will get plenty of exposure with a cross-section of high-performance equipment for these applications. Heidelberg’s assortment of packaging solutions is entirely in keeping with a special emphasis on package printing and converting at Print 09, which will include, for the first time, PackPrint: a 49,000-sq.-ft. show-within-a-show dedicated to the production of folding cartons, flexible packaging, tags and labels, and more.
Heidelberg’s contributions to the PackPrint theme from its home booth will include, in their North American debuts, the Easygluer 100 folding carton gluer and the KAMA ProCut 74 automatic finishing diecutter. The Easygluer 100 is a highly automated, remotely controllable carton maker that can turn out up to 50,000 lockbottom cartons per hour. The compact KAMA ProCut 74 makes easy work of die cutting, creasing, kiss-cutting, cold embossing, hot foil stamping, hologram stamping, and hot cutting—even for shops that are newcomers to value-added finishing.
Live in the postpress area, attendees may view another sure-fire crowd-pleaser: a POLAR P.A.C.E. cutting system configured for fully automatic loading, cutting, and offloading by a single operator. Visitors interested in other bindery processes can see the versatile Stitchmaster ST 450 saddlestitcher and the highly productive Stahlfolder TH 82 combination buckle-plate folder.
Heidelberg Saphira-branded consumables including plates, inks, blankets and proofing supplies are guaranteed to bring the highest performance and stability to the print production environment. That includes Heidelberg’s fully integrated print shop, where a wide range of Saphira consumables specifically engineered for compatibility with Heidelberg technologies and applications will work their magic in the generous array of equipment on display. To ensure environmentally compliant production, Heidelberg Saphira products always meet the latest industry standards for environmental friendliness.
And speaking of the environment, Heidelberg experts will be on hand to answer questions about Heidelberg’s own sustainable manufacturing practices, as well as productivity improvements and waste-reduction features built into all Heidelberg hardware, software and consumable products.
Press Conference/Special Events
Heidelberg will conduct a press conference on Friday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Booth 1200. Heidelberg Chairman Bernhard Schreier, Chief Technology Officer Jurgen Rautert and Heidelberg USA President James Dunn will bring members of the trade media up to date on Heidelberg's business fundamentals, future strategy and PRINT 09 presence before inviting questions and comment from the audience. On Saturday at 11 a.m., also in Booth 1200, Andy Paparozzi, Chief Economist for NAPL, will discuss what's next for print markets and the economy in the months and years ahead. In addition, a schedule of daily customer panel discussions on topics from workflow integration to postpress and packaging will shortly be posted on a special microsite slated to launch later this month at www.us.heidelberg.com .
Printers who have embraced Heidelberg’s technology proclaim it second to none. What they will find at PRINT 09 - in abundance - is ample evidence that when it comes to “HEI Performance” and “HEI Value,” game-changing technology from Heidelberg – as ever – is a winning formula for success.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
With a global market share for sheetfed offset printing machines of more than 40 percent, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world's leading solution provider for commercial and industrial customers in the print media industry. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the Company focuses on the entire process and value chain for popular format classes in the sheetfed offset and flexographic printing sectors. Apart from printing presses, the product portfolio includes plate imaging devices and finishing equipment, as well as software components designed to integrate all print manufacturing processes. In addition, Heidelberg offers a wide range of spare parts, consumables, used equipment and services, along with extensive training programs provided by the Print Media Academy. Furthermore, the Company assists its customers' investment plans by offering financing concepts.
Heidelberg is most active within the major OECD industrial regions and is expanding its involvement within growing markets such as Asia and Eastern Europe. With development and production sites in six countries and some 250 sales offices worldwide, the Company offers services to more than 200,000 customers around the globe. Heidelberg generates 85 percent of global sales through company-owned sales offices and above 85 percent outside of Germany. In fiscal year 2007/2008, Heidelberg achieved sales of Euro 3.670 billion referring to the divisions Press, Postpress and Financial Services as well as a net profit of Euro 142 million. As of March 31, 2008, the Group employed 19,596 staff worldwide.