The popular Digimaster product family will provide greater
productivity for print providers looking to grow their businesses,
as a result of new software enhancements and product accessories
announced today by Heidelberg.
The company today unveiled a portfolio of software and
hardware accessories for Digimaster print system customers,
- ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.1 software, designed to boost
print providers' digital prepress productivity.
- Digital Print Production Software 5.0, an enhanced user
options, and enables integration to additional system
- Heidelberg Parallel Interface enables seamless connectivity
between the Digimaster machine and any digital finishing
- A roll-to-sheet feed option from Hunkeler delivers
These solutions are optimized for use with either the
Digimaster 9110 print system or the new Digimaster 9150i print
system - a 150-image-per-minute print engine the company also
"These new hardware and software accessories are part of
Heidelberg's ongoing commitment to meet customer needs," said
Wolfgang Pfizenmaier, President of Heidelberg's Digital Solution
Center. "Employing these solutions, print providers will
benefit from a streamlined all-digital workflow that helps them
produce black-and-white printed pieces with the highest-quality
images and text."
Software for improved productivity
Digital print providers have benefited from ImageSmart
Document Mastering software's powerful job submission and document
mastering functions, which enable them to save time in setting up
jobs and reduce waste caused by job set-up errors. The new
ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.1 incorporates the popular
functionality of the current software and offers additional
capabilities for greater productivity.
Utilizing the industry-standard Adobe Acrobat 5.0 software,
ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.1 features the new SmartBoard 1.1
software plug-in, which enables a number of new functions.
- Support for French and German-language printing, in addition
- The ability to work with documents stored in MosaicSoft's
DocSmart product. DocSmart is an online management solution that
lets users store, organize, manage, access and share business
records over the Internet
- The ability to tag pages to come from an inserter to
accommodate color and black-and-white pages in a single PDF
- A mechanism to synchronize the SmartBoard paper catalog with
the paper catalog on the Digimaster.
- Embedding of all job ticket requirements are embedded into
the document, allowing great flexibility in workflow options and
quick and easy reporint capabilities - enabling users to set the
job up once and print when needed.
The latest ImageSmart Document Mastering software also offers
a new Image Editor 1.0 plug-in, which allows users to easily
manipulate and edit black and white and grayscale images in a PDF
document - including selecting, cutting, copying, pasting and
moving an area of an image within a document or between documents.
The plug-in also enables deskew, despeckle, rotating, cropping,
erasing or filling-in portions of an image.
New Digital Print Production Software 5.0, now available, is
also designed to improve productivity, provide ease of use and the
flexibility to produce more customized and complex jobs.
Enhancements include support for custom paper sizes, automated
accounting reports, remote monitoring and a Japanese-language
interface. The improved user interface provides the ability to
change print range and cancel multiple jobs at once. The print
production software release also offers integration to a variety of
accessories, including multiple stackers, an in-line hole puncher
and roll feeders.
Linking more finishing options
Heidelberg's Parallel Interface is a small black box that
"talks"" to the digital front end of the Digimaster
system, sending an electronic signal to the marking engine about
the device the piece will be finished on. It is easily programmed
for full integration with a complete range of finishing equipment -
so customers can maximize their existing equipment investment. The
hardware accessory connects to the back of the Digimaster print
Hardware from Hunkeler
Ideal for the transactional printing market, the Standard
Hunkeler SF-4H roll-to-sheet feeder virtually eliminates
paper-loading time, as a result of its 60,000-sheet capacity and up
to 18 hours of non-stop printing. The roll-sheet feeder is designed
with the customer in mind. It features a centralized control
console, easy-to-use touchscreen and rotary cutting for precise and
consistent cuts - all within a small footprint to fit customers'
existing space. The Hunkeler product offering marks the second
roll-feed option for the Digimaster - it announced integration with
Roll Systems' DocuSheeter DI last year.
The new hardware and print production software solutions will
in Europe be available from November 2002.
For further information:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 77
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 47
Heidelberg Digital L.L.C.
Tel.: +1 (0)585 512 80 54