Heidelberg Focuses on Small Businesses With End-to-end Solutions, Dedicated Area
KENNESAW, GA—August 7, 2007—Heidelberg will showcase its commitment to small print shop owners at Graph Expo 2007 with a dedicated Small Business solutions area in booth #1200 at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 9 -12. Small business printers can now find everything they need from one place, and Heidelberg will demonstrate many of their small business solutions, including prepress, press, postpress and workflow products, at the show.
“Small businesses are the engine of the printing industry, and Heidelberg offers them the best technology available to remain competitive,” said Joerg Daehnhardt, director of product management for general commercial print, Heidelberg USA. “We recently added many products for small-format operations, specifically in workflow software and CtP devices, to provide the efficiency, quality and support small printers need to set themselves apart in customer service.”
Automation is the key to productivity on any size press, including the user-friendly 2-color Printmaster QM 46. At the show, Heidelberg will demonstrate the press’ versatility on two- and four-color jobs. The Printmaster QM 46’s AutoPlate technology ensures accurate feeding of the plate material without tools, resulting in shorter makereadies and quick job changes. The press at Graph Expo will be equipped with inline perforating and a numbering and imprinting device for special applications such as raffle tickets or checks. Consumables that complement the press will be shown, including Saphira Chemfree Thermal plates and Perfect Dot Blankets.
“It is important for small business owners to get the most return on their investments,” Daehnhardt said. “Adding inline applications such as our perforating and numbering to the Printmaster QM 46 diversifies the services offered by printers to their customers, including forms, invoices and lottery tickets.”
Heidelberg’s extensive prepress solutions work together with the press to minimize waste and aid small printers in starting a job correctly from the first moment it is received. The Prinect MetaDimension 52i turnkey high-value PDF solution offering includes Adobe job ticket RIP with automated PDF trapping and an Adobe Acrobat plug-in application for two-page sheet imposition. This technology can be complemented by Heidelberg’s award-winning color management and proofing technology. MetaDimension 52i can be further automated by adding Prinect Printready P for increased JDF job ticket workflow processing.