Heidelberg Workflow Solutions Gain JDF-compliant Certifications
KENNESAW, GA—July 2, 2007—Heidelberg USA announced that two of its Prinect workflow solutions, MetaDimension RIP and Signa Station, recently were recognized by leading graphic arts industry organizations. Both products were certified as JDF-compliant by The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), which handles certification for the International Cooperation for Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) organization.
Heidelberg MetaDimension also was honored by the International Prepress Association (IPA) at its annual IPA Technical Conference in Chicago in June as a color management system that will deliver a highly accurate proof to press sheet match. The product passed all 15 criteria in IPA’s Color Assurance Evaluation 2007.
“Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow solutions are designed with JDF integration to deliver maximum connectivity and seamless integration with printers’ existing products,” said Ray Cassino, director, Product Management, Prinect & CtP, Heidelberg USA . “We are honored to receive these industry recognitions, which underscore our commitment to the JDF platform and to continuing to provide workflow and color management solutions to help printers succeed.”
Heidelberg’s Prinect MetaDimension is a RIP and workflow solution that significantly enhances the productivity of PDF workflows. Due to its modular structure, the software easily can be adapted to a print shop’s workflow. Depending on the shop’s requirements, OPI, trapping, color management, innovative screening methods, impositioning, PPF connectivity and proofing solutions can be included when installing Prinect MetaDimension. The solution is designed to grow with a company’s requirements. Heidelberg passed the IPA Color Assurance Evaluation criteria using MetaDimension with an HP Z 2100 recording image and Heidelberg Saphira proofing paper.
Prinect Signa Station provides fast, reliable and convenient impositioning and sheet assembly for even the most complex jobs. Equipped with an intuitive user interface, Prinect Signa Station separates the folded and print sheets from each other, ensuring maximum flexibility. This differentiation of folded and print sheets enables printers to easily reconfigure a job for different presses in a matter of seconds. The solution also features extremely user-friendly operation, supported by a wizard that leads printers through the impositioning process step by step. To reduce makeready times in the press and postpress stages, Prinect Signa Station supplies pre-setting data for Prinect Auto Register, cutters, folders and saddlestitchers.
Heidelberg’s Prinect family of integrated workflow management solutions provides maximum productivity and transparency throughout the workflow. With Prinect, Heidelberg is the only industry supplier that can provide a totally integrated workflow from a single source. To learn more about Prinect, visit www.heidelberg.com.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
With a global market share for sheetfed offset printing machines of more than 40 percent, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world’s leading solution provider for commercial and industrial customers in the print media industry. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the Company focuses on the entire process and value chain for popular format classes in the sheetfed offset and flexographic printing sectors. Apart from printing presses, the product portfolio includes plate imaging devices and finishing equipment, as well as software components designed to integrate all print manufacturing processes. In addition, Heidelberg offers a wide range of spare parts, consumables, used equipment and services, along with extensive training programs provided by the Print Media Academy. Furthermore, the Company assists its customers’ investment plans by offering financing concepts.