Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be showcasing an
improved version of its Prinect print shop workflow at IPEX 2010.
Prinect 2010 - which will enter series production in the third
quarter of 2010 - boasts new functions in all areas of production.
The focus of the Prinect presentation at IPEX 2010 will be on
integrating production processes and print shop automation.
Greater efficiency in pressroom integration
At IPEX 2010, Heidelberg will be unveiling a new version of
Prinect Pressroom Manager that will make it easier to effectively
link the pressroom to prepress and / or a third-party management
information system (MIS).
The new "Job Combiner" function of Prinect Pressroom Manager
makes it possible to efficiently prepare CIP4/PPF prepress data for
production, even without an MIS link. This enables information on
coating plates to be assigned to several print sheets, for example.
The benefit for the printer is that he obtains the exact data
required to complete the job efficiently. It is now also possible
to output pallet labels for postpress on a network printer directly
from the press control station. This makes pallet identification
for the downstream production steps much more reliable.
More efficient color management in prepress and press
Along with end-to-end production management, Prinect also
offers integrated support during color management at the prepress
and press stages. The improved functions of the Prinect Color
Toolbox for optimizing gray balance result in shorter setup times,
while the new Device Link profiles stabilize the printing process
further and help save ink.
Prinect print shop workflow creates transparency and helps
improve print shop margins
By turning Prinect into a print shop workflow, Heidelberg has
revolutionized the integration options for management and
production processes in print shops and thus the opportunities for
boosting margins. Prinect now enables completely integrated
The central capture and preparation of all production data
enables users to schedule and reschedule in real time based on
information that is always up to date. It also creates transparency
in production and ensures efficient cost control thanks to
automated actual costing. What's more, Prinect is an open
system. This means that the management information systems of
around 50 third-party suppliers and digital presses from various
manufacturers can be integrated in the Prinect workflow.
The Prinect portfolio offers print shops the ideal solution,
whatever their size and specialty.
The new "Job Combiner" function of Prinect
Pressroom Manager makes it possible to efficiently prepare CIP4/PPF
prepress data for production.
Productivity report with OEE (Overall Equipment
Effectiveness) diagram in the Analyze Point function of Prinect
Quality report - Prinect Image Control process
standard in the Analyze Point function of Prinect Pressroom
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92 5077
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 99 5077
Heidelberg at IPEX 2010:
reflect the extensive portfolio of
state-of-the-art technologies and services from Heidelberg for the
economical and environmentally friendly production of print
products. At the trade show, the company will be providing
practical demonstrations to highlight how media service providers,
print shops, and postpress specialists can act on current market
trends and adapt their portfolios accordingly. Heidelberg will be
demonstrating how to optimize business and production processes
across the entire value added chain of sheetfed offset printing,
while also minimizing their environmental impact.
The numerous practical demonstrations will enable visitors to
the event to find out how they can achieve economic success with
short-run high-end print applications, stand out from the crowd
with creative print applications, and make the Internet an integral
part of their business strategy.