A24 version of M-600 now available in North America
An additional model of the best-selling 16-page web press in
the world is now available in North America.
Heidelberg will feature the M-600 A24, a
40,000-impressions-per-hour version of its popular M-600, at Graph
Expo and Converting Expo 2002. Southwest Offset Printing will be
the first in North America to install the press in Gardena,
California this fall.
Heidelberg will continue to enhance and expand the
capabilities of the
M-600 line of web presses as an alternative for printers that
do not require the higher productivity of its gapless Sunday
presses, according to Senior Vice President Mark Levin. "The
M-600 is a proven performer, and the expansion of the A24 into
North America gives commercial web printers another high-value
option in the 16-page format," Levin says.
The Omnicolor control system on all M-600 presses allows the
use of digital prepress data for presetting and is compatible with
closed loop color and registration systems. The presses can also be
equipped with Autoplate. The exclusive Heidelberg automatic plate
changing feature allows a single operator to change all the plates
on the press in less than two minutes.
Automation, fast make-readies and reliability led Southwest
Offset Printing to select the M-600 A24, according to Warren Dow,
vice president and chief operating officer. "We do a lot of
make-readies, and this is a closed-loop press with Autoplate that
will allow us to do them very quickly with extremely low
waste," Dow explains. Heidelberg has installed nearly 1,600
M-600 printing units worldwide. More than 100 of the A24 presses
have been installed in Europe and Asia since 1994. The M-600 is
also available in B-24 and C-24 models capable of printing at up to
55,000 impressions per hour.
Southwest Offset Printing has facilities in both southern and
northern California. The company specializes in short-run
publication printing and offers complete prepress, heatset and
non-heatset web printing and postpress capabilities. The M-600 will
be the ninth web press line at Southwest Offset. The company was
established in 1990 and has 275 employees. Titles printed at the
85,000 square foot facility in Gardena, near Los Angeles, include
the Financial Times, Daily Racing Form, Christian Science Monitor,
Radio and Records and the Washington Post National Weekly.
The A24 version of the Heidelberg M-600 is now available in
North America. The 16-page web press prints up to 40,000
impressions per hour and can be equipped with Autoplate.
For further information:
Manager, Public Relations
Tel.: +1 770 419 6964
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 63
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 46