Results-Oriented Customers Typify Visitors to Heidelberg Booth
Customer Testimonials Captivate Audience
It’s said that word-of-mouth is one of the best ways to promote a product or service. This year, Heidelberg let its customers do the talking in a series of well-attended live, in-depth interviews conducted by members of the trade press and keyed to Heidelberg equipment, technologies and workflow solutions that have helped their businesses achieve success. Topics ranged from CtP, color management and workflow integration to ultra-high-performance XL and revolutionary Anicolor technologies to postpress and packaging innovations.
POLAR Sets the P.A.C.E.
With the most comprehensive postpress product line in the print media industry, Heidelberg offers a range of postpress and packaging solutions that can transform the average bindery from a cost center to an engine of profitability. A mainstay of postpress operations the world over—as well as a sure-fire crowd pleaser at PRINT 09—is Heidelberg’s POLAR line of automated cutting equipment, represented at Print by the InterTech Award-winning POLAR P.A.C.E. cutting system configured for automatic loading, cutting and offloading by a single operator. As if to prove the point, the model shown at Print was sold directly off the show floor.
Heidelberg’s Packaging Solutions Theater also served as the stage for the North American debuts of the Easygluer 100 folding carton gluer and the KAMA ProCut 74 automatic finishing die cutter. The Easygluer 100 is a highly automated, remotely controllable carton maker that can turn out up to 50,000 lockbottom cartons per hour. The compact KAMA ProCut 74 makes easy work of die cutting, creasing, kiss-cutting, cold embossing and hot cutting, hot foil and hologram stamping, even for shops that are newcomers to value-added finishing. Both generated intense customer interest and yielded a number of sales. Yet another show highlight was the debut of the Stahlfolder TH 82 with the new high speed, frog fold option, which dramatically increases output.