Heidelberg Partners with Masterwork; Promatrix Draws Crowds at GRAPH EXPO 15
KENNESAW, Ga.—September 23, 2015—The Promatrix 106 CS diecutter drew crowds at GRAPH EXPO 15 in Chicago. The show was a success for Heidelberg and its partner Masterwork USA with great booth traffic and many demos on the largest piece of postpress equipment at this year’s show.
The announcement of the Easymatrix 106 CS, a diecutter rated at 7,700 sheets/hr. that provides a smart upgrade into 41” diecutting for commercial printers, also received great interest. It features non-stop operation in the feeder and delivery, motorized cutting pressure adjustment, convenient fine adjustments of the cutting plate and a quicklock chase for the cutting die as well as the upper stripping tool.
dd to these attractive features a very aggressive price: the Easymatrix 106 CS sourced from Heidelberg and a Masterwork sourced MK FB II 800 folder gluer are now available as a bundle for only $484,000.
“By tapping into Masterwork’s worldwide leading manufacturing volume of over 400 diecutters/foil-stamping machines per year, our Easymatrix and Promatrix machines offer many advanced features at a great price/performance ratio,” said Joerg Daehnhardt, vice president of Heidelberg Postpress. “During our due-diligence process, Masterwork impressed us very much—in particular with their manufacturing standards and commitment to R&D.”
Carol Jiang, vice president of Masterwork USA, added, “The reach of Heidelberg in the U.S. and Canadian print market combined with Masterwork’s manufacturing and R&D capabilities creates a very attractive offer for printers who want to step up their postpress capabilities.”
The MK 800 FB II folding carton gluer is a great companion piece to the Easymatrix 106 CS: it achieves a belt speed of up to 1300 ft/min (on straight line folding cartons) and is equipped with a carton alignment module as well as a lockbottom module. Additional options for 4/6 corner boxes, small format cartons and other box designs are optionally available. The gluer is controlled via a touch screen with a maximum open blank width of 31.4”.
A complete overview of Heidelberg’s converting portfolio is now available for download: Click here to download the 4 volumes, covering Press (Volume 1), Prepress (Volume 2), Services and Consumables (Volume 3) and Postpress Packaging (Volume 4).