NexPress 2100 sales on track; 3,000th Digimaster 9110
Visitors to the ON DEMAND trade show will see how they can
benefit from the performance and productivity of Heidelberg's color
and black-and-white digital printing solutions.
Heidelberg is showcasing some of the many customers who are
employing the digital print systems to expand their capabilities
and boost their busi- nesses. The company also provided an update
on its NexPress 2100 digital production color press and Digimaster
9110 Network Imaging System.
- More than 170 NexPress 2100 presses have been sold since its
launch in September. The majority of these units have been
installed - on track with the company's plan to have several
hundred in place by the end of this year.
- Currently available in 12 countries, the NexPress 2100's
global presence will expand into additional countries this year,
including Mexico, Norway, Spain and Sweden.
- Heidelberg recently shipped its 3,000th Digimaster 9110 print
system and expanded the digital print system's availability into
Brazil, the Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia and Poland.
- Heidelberg is demonstrating new software at ON DEMAND,
including NexTreme software for variable data printing and the
recently announced ImageSmart software for managing documents on
either the NexPress 2100 or Digimaster 9110 print systems.
"Right now - today - an array of customers worldwide are using
Heidelberg's digital solutions in a range of applications, helping
drive growth in the industry," said Wolfgang Pfizenmaier, president
of Heidelberg's Digital Solution Center. "Increasingly, print
providers are using both the NexPress 2100 and Digimaster 9110
printer to complement their offset solutions and to offer virtually
unlimited services to their customers."
Pfizenmaier noted that Heidelberg is making its customers the
central focus at ON DEMAND. Newly installed NexPress 2100 press
customers include Creative Digital, RT Associates and Virtual
Literature Management (VLM), and recently added Digimaster 9110
system customers include Digital DRS and Royal Omegagraphics. (See
separate case studies)
Another customer, Cohber, will be speaking at the ON DEMAND
show about its experiences with both the NexPress 2100 and
Digimaster 9110 machines in a variety of applications, including
quick turnaround and variable data printing.
NexPress 2100 fulfilling expectations
The NexPress 2100 system's early sales success puts
Heidelberg well on its way toward achieving its 20 percent digital
color market share goal by the end of 2003.
According to Pfizenmaier, the sales success is tremendous,
but the company is more pleased by its satisfied customers, who are
benefiting from the machine's best-in-class uptime, image quality,
reliability and consistency:
- More than 80 percent of customers are regularly producing
jobs with run lengths greater than 1,000. Run lengths range from
as small as one, to as large as tens of thousands, particularly
with variable data applications.
- NexPress 2100 press customers are making money with the
machine. Most report that they are surprised by how quickly the
machine begins producing jobs they can sell to customers, with
outstanding image quality and waste well below average.
- Customers are enthusiastic about the NexPress 2100's user
serviceability concept, including operator replaceable components
and onboard NexPert support. More than 70 percent of all service
and maintenance requirements are being handled on-site by the
operators, eliminating the need for service calls and thereby
Heidelberg is showing ON DEMAND visitors new variable data
software for the NexPress 2100 press. The NexTreme software
application Is the first to output in the new PPML/VDX open
standard. It targets customers who run a lot of variable jobs, or
jobs with much variable content.
Available since last September, the NexPress 2100 press sets
new standards for uptime, reliability, consistency and image
quality in a digital color press. The sheet-fed press produces
ready-to-finish sets, automatically collated, dry and static-free
as soon as they hit the delivery station at the full engine speed
of 2100, A3+ (350 x 470 millimeters) or tabloid+ (13.8 x 18.5
inches) sheets per hour.
The black-and-white print system of choice
While the NexPress 2100 press is redefining digital
color printing, the Digimaster 9110 print system is strengthening
its position as the digital printer of choice for high-volume
Pfizenmaier stated that the company will build on its 3,000
units in the marketplace by continuing to offer accessories and
software applications that meet customer needs and by expanding the
system's presence in the global market. The newly added Digimaster
9110 printer markets - Brazil, the Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia
and Poland - join an array of global market placements, including
Australia, Canada, central Europe, Iceland, Mexico, Russia, Saudi
Arabia, South Africa and the U.S.
The Digimaster 9110 Network Imaging System uses powerful
high-definition imaging technology to deliver documents with fine
text and rich graphics at 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 architecture that
allows it to be easily integrated into networks.
At ON DEMAND, Heidelberg is demonstrating how recent
accessories and software are boosting the productivity of the
system for its customers. Recently announced products include:
For further information:
- The Hole Puncher 9110, an inline solution delivering
best-in-class hole drilling at full printer speed.
- ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0 software, an
open-architecture, PDF-based software that lets both Digimaster
9110 and NexPress 2100 press customers easily manage their
documents in black-and-white jobs, color jobs, and combined jobs
with color covers and inserts with black-and-white text
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