Heidelberg Unveils Combined Digital and Offset Solutions at digi:media
Digital communication management - Internet and print
As part of the live production, visitors to the Heidelberg booth will be shown how easily print service providers can present their offering online and thus initiate and monitor the complete production process through to the finished product. Integrating the Internet in this way addresses new target groups, accelerates existing processes, and significantly increases process reliability. In particular, ordering repeat jobs or print products with fixed layouts such as brochures, business cards, and stationery can be performed by print buyers in just a few steps. Customers also have the option of transferring print and layout files to the print shop. Editable templates are stored in the print shop portal and can be edited and accessed at all times by customers themselves or associated partners. This ensures that old templates are not used and prevents any changes from being made that break corporate design rules.
Commercial print flexibility - digital and offset
The trade show booth will feature a live demonstration of how online print orders are produced on a five-color Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor with coating unit at maximum speed, with minimum production costs and in the offset quality customers have come to expect. Short runs will be produced with just a handful of startup sheets and minimum setup times. The result will be just as cost-effective as long runs, which the SM 52 Anicolor can handle at its high production speed of up to 15,000 sheets an hour. Visitors will also experience all the benefits of the proven flexibility of offset, like the possibility to print Pantone spot colors, add value with various types of coatings and use a nearly unlimited range of substrates.
In a world first, Heidelberg will be exhibiting the Ricoh Pro™ C901 Graphic Arts Edition, the digital press recently added to its portfolio of solutions and now available through Heidelberg sales channels in the U.K. and Germany. The opportunities opened up by the Ricoh Pro™ C901 Graphic Arts will be demonstrated at the trade show using various print jobs drawn from practice. This will be performed in conjunction with the offset press as part of the hybrid production solution and also by using various examples for very short runs. The machine will be presented at the Heidelberg booth with a large capacity tray, large capacity stacker, cover interposer and brochure finisher.