The 4,000th Suprasetter has just left the production line of
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The computer-to-plate
(CtP) system for imaging printing plates - a Suprasetter 162 with
automatic cassette loading unit from Heidelberg - was handed over
to the customer Smurfit Kappa from Belgium at a ceremony held in
Including the predecessor models Trendsetter, Prosetter, and
Topsetter, Heidelberg has installed more than 10,000 CtP devices
worldwide since 1997. One of the key investment criteria for
customers is the opportunity to purchase CtP systems from
Heidelberg along with perfectly matched Saphira consumables and the
Prinect print shop workflow. Working in tandem, these components
deliver optimum quality and productivity in prepress.
"The Suprasetter series is the leading CtP system in the
industry thanks not least to the laser technology developed
in-house by Heidelberg. Its market success proves that Heidelberg
is able to use this top-of-the-range technology to meet the highest
customer requirements worldwide," says Marcel Kiessling, member of
the Management Board, responsible for Heidelberg Services.
"We opted for the Suprasetter, because Heidelberg offers a
mix of state-of-the-art solutions and high-quality service that we
believe is unrivaled in the print media industry," explains Patrick
De Jaegere, Operations Manager at Smurfit Kappa.
All Suprasetter models can be integrated into the Prinect
print shop workflow. Users can also choose from a wide range of
Saphira printing plates, such as Saphira Thermoplate PN, and other
consumables that help unlock the system's full potential.
The presses also boast high productivity, a modular concept
that enables users to adapt the devices to their growing
requirements, a space-saving design, and comparatively low power
High-tech solutions for all format classes
Heidelberg had unveiled the Suprasetter series to the
public at drupa 2004. The highlight of the system is the powerful
and compact laser technology developed in-house. The series began
with the Suprasetter 75 and 105 models for the medium and large
formats. The hallmark of these models is their modular design and
the potential they offer for automation.
The entry-level Suprasetter A52 and A75 models were
introduced in 2006, enabling small and medium-sized advertising
print shops to gain a foothold in high-quality thermal printing
plate production while enjoying an attractive price/performance
ratio. At drupa 2008, Heidelberg enhanced the top end of its
portfolio by introducing the Suprasetter 145, 162, and 190 models
for the large format.
At the Wiesloch-Walldorf site, Patrick De Jaegere
(left), Operations Manager at Smurfit Kappa Van Mierlo Offset
Packaging, accepts the 4,000th Suprasetter that has just come off
the Heidelberg production line by Hartmut Wiese (right), head of
Product Marketing CtP at Heidelberg).
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