After only 20 months in the digital high-volume, black-and-white
printing market, the Division Digital of Heidelberger
Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) recently shipped its 2000th
Digimaster 9110 Network Imaging System.
The Digimaster 9110 system has catapulted from a new entry in
digital, black-and-white on-demand printing, to a flagship product
achieving more than one-third of its long-term market share goal.
The 2000th unit was shipped recently after going through its final
quality check at an employee celebration inside the company's
Rochester, N.Y. manufacturing facility.
The Digimaster system is employed in high-volume printers
sold by Canon/Ikon, Danka, Heidelberg and IBM. The company
announced only last June that it was shipping its 1000th machine.
"We're thrilled to be making today's announcement marking the
2000th Digimaster so soon after reaching last year's milestone,"
said Wolfgang Pfizenmaier, Heidelberg Digital CEO. "It's clear from
how rapidly we've reached this goal that Heidelberg is gaining
further acceptance as a digital high-volume printing solu-tions
provider and is excelling at meeting the needs of customers
Major Digimaster system customers include Kinko's and Sir
Speedy, the largest print-for-pay providers in the world. The unit
placements to date result in the division achieving more than half
of its five-year market share goal - 30 percent of the digital
high-volume marketplace (at least 90 images per minute) by 2005.
Digimaster systems around the world
Printing customers around the world are profiting from the
Digimaster system. The digital printer was recently placed in print
shops in the U.S., Canada, Iceland and South Africa.
Since then, placements have expanded internationally through
all of central Europe and into such countries as Mexico, Saudi
Arabia, Australia and Russia. In September, the product also made a
splash before customers at the IMF 2000 World Bank Conference in
Prague, Czech Republic, at which four Heidelberg Digimaster 9110
Network Imaging Systems produced millions of pages of conference
materials non-stop throughout the event.
Wherever the Digimaster system is placed, its performance has
been pleasing customers. "The most important thing for us has been
the productivity," says Andrew Murdoch of Prontaprint Barking in
the United Kingdom, "followed by the uptime on the machine,
the fact that it doesn't jam when you're feeding paper on it, the
fact that it just keeps running all day."
About the Digimaster system
The Digimaster 9110 Network Imaging System uses powerful
high-definition imaging technology to deliver documents with fine
text and rich graphics at 600 x 600 dots per inch, at a rate of 110
images per minute. Designed to meet the workflow needs of on-demand
printing and duplicating, it employs an open archi-tecture that
allows it to be easily integrated into networks.
Last fall, Heidelberg Digital announced a portfolio of new
accessories to enhance the profitability and performance of the
Digimaster and other high-volume printing systems. The products
include new document mastering and production software; a
post-process inserter for adding pre-printed color pages to
black-and-white documents; a 65-page per minute, true-600 dpi
production scanner; and a perfect binder.
Heidelberg recently delivered the 2000th Digimaster 9110.
For further information:
Tel.: +1 (0)716 512 8054
Saphar & Associates, Inc.
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Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
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