Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 Perfector to Make U.S. Debut
KENNESAW, GA--September 15, 2008--Heidelberg will demonstrate its new Speedmaster XL 105 press with perfecting device (XL 105-P) for the first time in the U.S. at Graph Expo 2008. Built on the basis of Heidelberg's award-winning Speedmaster XL 105 platform, the XL 105-P can print and perfect at speeds of up to 15,000 sph. Show attendees can experience the perfecting press in action at Heidelberg's fully-integrated "print shop," booth #1200 at the tradeshow, which is being held in Chicago at McCormick Place on Oct. 26-29.
The XL 105-P made its worldwide debut at drupa 2008. Early users of the new press have reported a 30 to 40 percent increase in productivity over previous perfecting presses seen at drupa 2000 and drupa 2004.
"With margins under pressure in today's market, the XL 105-P is the logical choice for printers looking to improve margins through one-pass productivity and high-quality output," said Clarence Penge, vice president of sheetfed product management for Heidelberg. "Recognizing that efficiency is more important than ever in the print industry, we designed the XL 105-P with the latest in perfecting and printing technologies to give printers a competitive advantage in the marketplace."
End-to-end preset abilities on the new XL 105-P coupled with an enhanced three-drum perfecting system ensure fast and easy operation for even the most challenging print jobs. The press can print and perfect up to 24-pt. board at a maximum sheet size of up to 750 x 1050 mm. Some additional features of the XL 105-P include:
Automatic presettings - Operators can pre-set the XL 105-P by simply entering the sheet size and thickness during the estimating or prepress processes or directly at the press. The press can be pre-set for the amount of blast and suction air in the feeder as well as for functions related to sheet transfer, the perfecting device and the delivery. This comprehensive, end-to-end preset functionality significantly reduces make-ready time and guarantees accuracy.