Heidelberg Invites Printers to Experience Live, Integrated Print Shop at GRAPH EXPO 2008
In addition to the new XL 105-10P, Heidelberg will showcase the following solutions and equipment at Graph Expo:
• Integrated Workflow Solutions– Visitors to Heidelberg’s booth will experience its full array of Prinect workflow solutions, including the new Prinect Postpress Manager, which integrates postpress processes, and the Prinect Schedulerelectronic planning board – both of which lead to significant enhancements in production sequence efficiency. With Prinect Pressroom Manager, job data entered in the JDF ticket by the print management information system can be called up anywhere in the pressroom, such as at the pressroom manager’s workstation, the operator’s console or the press itself. “Print Shop 1200” – the Heidelberg booth – will be fully integrated with the Prinect Integration System, which centrally schedules, coordinates and seamlessly controls every area of the shop’s processes.
• Postpress Technology Solutions– Fast makeready paired with operating efficiency will be the themes of Heidelberg’s postpress display at Graph Expo. Heidelberg offers a complete range of postpress solutions, including folders, cutters, die cutters, folding carton gluers, saddlestitchers and adhesive binders. At Graph Expo, Heidelberg will demonstrate the POLAR PACE (POLAR Automated Cutting for Efficiency) system, which was recently recognized for superior automation with a 2008 InterTech Technology Award. The system, which will be demonstrated with a POLAR 137 XT cutter, requires only one operator to load a skid, increasing overall productivity. Also shown will be the 14,000 cycles-per-hour Stitchmaster ST 450 saddlestitcher, boasting high levels of automation, flexibility, and productivity, and Heidelberg’s fully-automated Stahlfolder TH 66 folder, which is modular in design, allowing easy configuration to meet the needs of every print job. The folder will be shown with the TSH 70 SPA Twinstacker, a vertical pile unit with two stacking levels arranged on top of one another for high performance.
• Saphira Consumables – Heidelberg will debut its new Saphira Violet Chemfree plates at this year’s Graph Expo show. The new plates, for use on Heidelberg Prosetter models, are a low-process version of violet plates. No chemistry is needed other than plate gum, making the Saphira Violet Chemfree plates easier to use and resulting in less waste. Additionally, all of the equipment in the Heidelberg “print shop” will feature Saphira branded consumables, including pressroom supplies, rollers, inks, plates, blankets and cleaning systems. The XL 105 will use a full array of performance-optimized Saphira press consumables, from the new Saphira Pro Blanket to the new Saphira Ink Select process and PMS inks.