“Integration in practice” was the claim that Heidelberg brought to drupa this year, and over 1,200 demonstrations of the various workflows in the Prinect family backed up this assertion. Services and consumables - combined under the global Saphira brand - played a key role in enhancing and augmenting the company’s comprehensive portfolio.
Of the many products on display, the launch of the Speedmaster XL 105 perfecting press also took center stage. This addition to the Heidelberg range continues the success story of the Speedmaster XL, which was first introduced four years ago. Not to be outdone, other configurations in the 70 x 100 centimeter and 50 x 70 centimeter formats - including the Speedmaster CD 102, the Speedmaster SM 102, and the new Speedmaster XL 75 - also recorded good order levels.
The technology leadership that Heidelberg enjoys was also reflected in the interest shown in Suprasetter platesetters. Orders for postpress solutions were similarly encouraging, with large-format die cutters from the Dymatrix range being sold to customers in Italy and Germany for example.