FoilStar: This cold-foil technology produces metallic effects inline. Available for the Speedmaster CD 74, CD 102 and XL 105 presses, it now offers the capability of processing cold foil with up to six variable web widths.
systemservice offerings: In addition to walking printers through its industry-leading systemservice 36plussolution and the Heidelberg Partner Program, which allows customers to build a custom service plan for their needs, Heidelberg will unveil a new systemservice technology at the show. This breakthrough technology, named eCall, will enable presses to automatically communicate impending service issues directly to Heidelberg.
Heidelberg’s booth will be divided into four primary solution areas to make it easier for printers to find solutions relevant to their business needs. Areas will include:
Small Business Solutions: In addition to a range of prepress, press, postpress and workflow solutions designed specifically for the small business owner, Heidelberg will spotlight the Heidelberg Printers Advantage program at Graph Expo. This comprehensive resource is designed to assist small business printers with information and business solutions to help them solve problems unique to small business enterprises.
Packaging Solutions: Booth visitors can see Heidelberg’s recently enhanced offerings for the packaging market. Offerings span the gamut from equipment that produces simple folding boxes to premium-quality finished cartons for luxury goods. Heidelberg’s proven press solutions, Varimatrix 105 CS die-cutter and ECO 105 folding carton gluer all will be on display at Graph Expo.
Commercial Solutions: From sophisticated platesetters and presses for commercial applications to highly automated bindery solutions that easily can be integrated into the digital workflow, Heidelberg offers a wide range of commercial print solutions. New solutions on display at Graph Expo will include the Anicolor inking technology, the fully integrated Cutstar CAN roll-to-sheet feeder option and highly automated POLAR PACE cutting systems. Other postpress highlights will include Heidelberg’s Stahlfolder (a folder aimed at small business printers also will be on display in the Small Business area) and the Stitchmaster ST 450 saddlestitcher, which boasts high performance and reliable quality at speeds up to 14,000 cycles per hour. The ST 450 made its North American debut at last year’s Graph Expo show, where it drew crowds for its quick makereadies and fast production speeds.