Since May 2011, commercial and packaging printer Heidenreich Print,
based in Bünde, East Westphalia (Germany), has been producing
with the world's first Speedmaster XL 145 for hybrid
applications from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The
press is a six-color Speedmaster XL 145 with coating unit that can
be operated either conventionally or, thanks to three UV interdeck
dryers and a UV dryer in its delivery, can be run as a hybrid or UV
machine, as well.
In recent years, Heidenreich Print has built up a reputation
as an experienced UV specialist in high-end commercial printing.
After using presses of a different make for many years, the
decision was taken in March 2010 to switch the entire press park
over to machines from Heidelberg. A Speedmaster CD 102-5+L had been
installed in August 2010, followed by a Speedmaster XL 105-6+L UV
in January 2011 and now the Speedmaster XL 145-6+L UV. "This has
given us even more flexibility to respond to customer requirements
ranging from standard print to high-finish premium print products,"
Hendrik Heidenreich, Managing Director of Heidenreich Print,
affirmed. He is also impressed with the user-friendliness of the
Heidelberg presses: "In the past, we had to meticulously plan which
operator would produce which orders on which machines and when.
Thanks to the Heidelberg machines, we no longer have this problem.
Our staff are impressed by the user-friendliness. Delivering
first-class quality isn't a headache anymore."
Rudolf Becker, Commercial Director at Heidenreich Print, is
particularly pleased with the increase in productivity: "Even with
the Speedmaster CD 102, we produced 25 million sheets in the first
six months after taking it into service. We would have needed 15
months to produce that volume in the past. The Speedmaster XL 105
could even boost this output - just four weeks after commissioning
the press, we completed an order of three million sheets with a net
output of 16,500 sheets per hour. And the Speedmaster XL 145 has
helped us achieve a whole new level of performance in the
large-format sector, too."
Established in Bünde in 1991, Heidenreich Print has a
workforce of around 60 and handles both high-quality commercial
orders and subcontracted orders in the packaging sector. The
company's skills have won it numerous accolades including
silver and bronze in the "Sappi European Printer of the Year"
Hendrik Heidenreich (right), Heidenreich Print Managing
Director, and Rudolf Becker, Commercial Managing Director, count on
printing presses from Heidelberg. Both are more than happy with
productivity and quality of the world's first Heidelberg
Speedmaster XL 145 UV.
For further information about the company and image material,
please visit the Press Lounge of the Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92 5066
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 5069