Speedmaster SX 74 - Fabian
The Fabian print shop in Constance, Germany, has been operating
a five-color Speedmaster SX 74 press with AutoPlate Pro in a field
test since January 2012 - and confirms the benefits.
"The new press has boosted our productivity by up to 50 percent
compared to our four-color Speedmaster SM 74 press from 2006," says
Managing Director Carsten Fabian. Founded in 1969, the print shop
has 13 employees who produce typical commercial materials for large
and midsize industrial enterprises throughout Germany. Prepress
works exclusively with Saphira printing plates and has an average
throughput of 15 plate sets a day. "The new plate changer helps us
ensure fast delivery times to our customers, particularly in the
case of short runs and frequent job changes," says Fabian. "A
further advantage of the new press is that it enables us to apply
printing varnishes and spot colors in a single pass - a service
that is being requested by a growing number of our customers," he
The new Speedmaster SX models from Heidelberg combine the
cutting-edge technology of the Speedmaster XL class with the
tried-and-tested platform of the Speedmaster SM series to form a
new performance class. So new Speedmaster SX 74 delivers
outstanding print quality, high stability in production, intuitive
and ergonomic operation, and a high level of automation.
Depending on the particular requirements, the Speedmaster SX
74 can be equipped with a wide range of components, such as the
fully automatic AutoPlate Pro plate changer system, transfer
cylinders with adjustable diameters for use with thicker materials,
ink zone calibration and optimization with Color Assistant Pro, and
the PerfectJacket Blue and TransferJacket Blue jacket technology.
These turn the Speedmaster SX 74 into a highly automated machine
capable of delivering a sustained boost to productivity.
Figure: Speedmaster SX 74 at Fabian Druck
Carsten Fabian, owner and managing director of Fabian
Druck, is impressed with the AutoPlate Pro plate changer on his new
Speedmaster SX 74. It increases productivity by up to 50 percent
over its predecessor, the Speedmaster SM 74.
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