Customers can choose from three configurations; sales and
service team set up for core markets
Heidelberg Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), the world's
leading print media solutions provider, announced that orders are
now being taken for a groundbreaking new solution for digital color
- the NexPress 2100 digital production color press.
The NexPress 2100 digital production color press dramatically
expands the ability of printing businesses to provide new services
and produce higher-value print media, including full variable-data
jobs. Its rugged, press-like design - built in the tradition of
Heidelberg - combines with hundreds of technology innovations to
set new standards for image quality, system uptime, reliability,
The unique, scaleable design of the NexStationTM front end
enables customers to purchase the processing power they need for
today's jobs, and to upgrade later as their needs change.
Heidelberg will offer the press and three configurations of the
- The NexPress 2100, for businesses whose jobs consist of short
run and quick turnaround work.
- The NexPress 2100 Plus for businesses who also print
on-demand work and some variable work, like personalization and
- The NexPress 2100 Pro, for businesses who also print complete
variable data work.
Prices begin at about 350,000 US-Dollar. Costs for individual
configurations can be obtained from sales representatives in
Here at the PRINT 01 tradeshow, customers in the U.S. and
Western Europe can order the NexPress 2100 exclusively from
Heidelberg. The first deliveries will go to North American, German,
British, French, Dutch and Belgian customers. Further expansion of
the sales and service team will extend to other countries.
The NexPress 2100 enables Heidelberg to break into a market
segment where the company has not previously had a presence.
"With the NexPress 2100, Heidelberg is leading the way into
the future of digital printing. The increasing demand for on-demand
products and one-to-one marketing activities will make this press a
bestseller and make Heidelberg one of the leading digital print
specialists in the world," said Bernhard Schreier, Heidelberg
The NexPress 2100 complements the company's DigimasterTM 9110
Network Imaging System, a critically acclaimed digital printing
system that is exceeding customer demands for high-volume
black-and-white printing. It also complements Heidelberg's
QuickmasterTM and SpeedmasterTM direct-imaging presses, which
provide quick set-up and pristine offset printing quality for
short-run and quick-turnaround jobs.
"The NexPress 2100 is a critical piece of
Heidelberg's digital growth strategy," said Wolfgang
Pfizenmaier, Heidelberg's Management Board member responsible
for digital initiatives. "With the NexPress, Digimaster and DI
platforms, Heidelberg now offers the best of all digital worlds for
print providers. The NexPress 2100 offers special value to
customers who will offer digital services for the first time
because it has the versatility to produce a full range of digital
work, including variable data in brilliant color."
"We designed the NexPress 2100 with the printing customer in
mind," said Venkat Purushotham, president and CEO of NexPress
Solutions LLC, a joint venture of Heidelberg and Eastman Kodak
Company. "There is no better company than Heidelberg - whose
worldwide sales and service organization is second to none in the
printing industry - to sell and support it in the marketplace."
Early customers in the U.S. and Europe have been successfully
producing paying jobs on their NexPress machines for some time, the
first beginning in November 2000. Heidelberg has established a
strong sales and service team in the launch markets. This team is
able to advise customers on all technical and commercial questions
concerning digital color printing, provide customer support during
installation and, if necessary, be on site within a very short
period of time.
About the NexPress 2100
The NexPress 2100 combines the power of a press with the
flexibility of a printer. It offers new standards of image quality
with patented NexPress DryInkTM formulations and the NexQTM
quality-control system. Together, these elements allow the NexPress
2100 to produce ready-to-finish sets, automatically collated, dry
and static-free as soon as they hit the stacker at the full engine
speed of 2100, A3+ (350 x 470 millimeters) or tabloid-sized (13.8 x
18.5 inches) sheets per hour.
The NexPress 2100 is intuitive to use, even for operators
with little or no digital experience. It integrates with current
workflows, IT systems and finishing equipment to provide complete
solutions for the digital printing needs of today - and for the
future. It sets new standards for uptime, with rugged design and
the NexPertTM Operator Support System. Virtually every part that
ever needs service or maintenance - more than 40 components in all
- can be replaced by the operator in minutes or seconds, with no
For further information:
Heidelberg Solution Center Digital
Tel.: +1 (0)716 512 80 54
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 77
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 46