drupa 2012 - Heidelberg Underlines Its Pioneering Role In Green Printing
Only manufacturer with energy efficiency meters in sheetfed
offset presses (kWh per 1,000 sheets)
Speedmaster SX 52 Anicolor presses to be delivered
carbon-neutral as standard from April 2012 onwards
Carbon offsetting applied to entire drupa presentation
Services support eco-friendly print shop operations
At drupa 2012, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be
showcasing its new solutions for green printing as a response to
the HEI Eco market trend and is systematically expanding its range.
At the booth in Hall 1, almost all sheetfed offset presses will
contain an energy meter that measures current power consumption per
1,000 sheets, thus making it easier for customers to save
electricity. Just as fuel consumption per 100 km is measured on a
car speedometer, printers can now check
energy efficiency at a glance on the wallscreen of the
Prinect Press Center or on a separate PC. The performance of the
press and dryer are shown separately on the PC and this is used to
calculate the efficiency and display the average value over a
specific period. Printers can use these measurements to analyze
energy consumption and take appropriate steps to cut electricity
usage. Measurements have shown that the faster the press runs, the
less power is required per 1,000 sheets. Reducing dryer output is
also reflected directly in lower power consumption.
The meter is located in the press's main control cabinet
and measures in accordance with the standardized VDMA (German
Engineering Federation) guidelines in VDMA standard sheet No. 8873.
Heidelberg was a co-initiator of the VDMA guideline, which was
jointly defined with the two other German press manufacturers KBA
and manroland to enable standardized measurement and objective
evaluation of energy consumption in sheetfed offset presses. The
energy efficiency display from Heidelberg is needed to achieve ISO
16.001 and ISO 50.001 certification.
"As well as cutting paper waste, another top priority is
to reduce energy consumption so as to eliminate CO2 emissions and
achieve green print production," explains Stephan Plenz,
member of the Management Board responsible for Heidelberg
Equipment. "Our energy efficiency measuring technology offers
printers transparency, thereby helping them optimize their energy
requirements. It gives them precise data for use in climate
calculators and thus enables them to provide their print products
on a carbon-neutral basis if the customer so wishes," he adds.
The energy efficiency of Speedmaster models is underpinned by their
high productivity and interaction with energy-efficient Star
peripherals. Examples include the synchronous main motor of the
press and the AirStar air supply cabinet. In the former case, the
drive's energy efficiency is increased by 30%, while the air
supply cabinet cuts energy consumption by 50%. Heidelberg is
showcasing further innovations at drupa such as the energy-saving
DryStar LE UV dryer and the
heat recovery system on the
DryStar Combination dryers.
First manufacturer with carbon-neutral press series supplied ex
From April 2012, Heidelberg will be supplying
Speedmaster SX 52 Anicolor presses on a carbon-neutral basis
as standard. This commitment is unique in the industry. All other
models are also available with carbon offsetting on request and
come with a "CO2-neutral" label attached. The carbon
footprint of manufacturing the presses is calculated precisely. The
calculations take into account all relevant parameters - from the
extraction of raw materials and the production of materials to the
manufacture and testing of the press and its transportation to the
print shop. Heidelberg has chosen to support natureOffice's
environmentally and socio-politically valuable reforestation
project in Togo.
Heidelberg is also staging its entire drupa presentation on a
carbon-neutral and sustainable basis. Attention was focused on
environmentally friendly processes, recyclable materials, and
reusable modules as early as the planning and tendering phase and
this was reflected in aspects such as the tendering documentation.
The CO2 emissions for all processes and materials related to the
trade show are being offset. These range from project management,
logistics operations - including assembly and dismantling - and the
operation of machinery at the show, to travel to and from the
event, and accommodation for booth personnel. Additional parameters
involved in the CO2 calculations for the booth include consumables
such as paper and inks and power supplies for the technology and
equipment used at the show.
Entries invited for the third Heidelberg Eco Printing Award
drupa 2012 also sees the launch of the
Heidelberg ECO Printing Award 2013. This will be the third
time the award has been presented. Heidelberg promotes green
printing throughout the world with this unique international
environmental award. Print shops are encouraged to commit to this
issue and demonstrate their green credentials. In staging this
award, Heidelberg provides a platform for print shops from
different countries to discuss green printing and exchange
information and ideas on this key topic.
Heidelberg Services support eco-friendly print shop operations
Extended consultancy offerings for energy management aim
to improve the environmental performance of print shops. In the
Printshop Energy Efficiency Program, Heidelberg works with
partner companies to help print shops identify possible energy
savings - such as heat recovery, load profile management, and
lighting - and to implement suitable measures throughout the
company. This gives print shops the opportunity to manage their
energy consumption efficiently and can help lower energy costs by
up to 20 percent.
Heidelberg is expanding its range of Saphira consumables with a
number of exceptionally eco-friendly products in the Saphira Eco
Saphira Eco products
meet the very highest standards for
consumables in the print media industry. As a result, after drupa,
Heidelberg will be providing print shops that meet certain criteria
Saphira Eco symbol
that they can use to denote print
products that have been produced using Saphira Eco consumables that
do not contain environmentally harmful materials.
Heidelberg is also showcasing a
Saphira Eco Starter Kit
that enables customers to achieve
exceptionally eco-friendly production from the very first day their
presses are taken into service.
Figure 1: Energy efficiency wallscreen
At drupa, Heidelberg is presenting an energy meter for
presses that measures current power consumption per 1,000 sheets
and makes it easier for customers to save power. Printers can see
the energy efficiency at a glance on the wallscreen of the Prinect
A press's energy efficiency can also be
displayed on a PC. The performance of the press and dryer are shown
separately here and this is used to calculate the efficiency and
display the average value over a specific period.
Figure 3: CO2-neutral label
From April 2012, Heidelberg will be the first
manufacturer to supply Speedmaster SX 52 Anicolor presses on a
carbon-neutral basis as standard. All other models are available
with carbon offsetting on request and come with a
"CO2-neutral" label attached.
Figure 4: Saphira HEI Eco
The Saphira Eco line from Heidelberg features
exceptionally eco-friendly products that meet the very highest
standards for consumables in the print media industry.
Images and further company information are available in the
press portal of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG at
The press conference of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG on the
occasion of drupa 2012 will take place on May 2, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.
in Düsseldorf in hall 1.
Heidelberg at drupa 2012
Today's print media service providers are faced with a
dynamic and challenging market. Companies that want to achieve
success in such an environment need to optimize their business
models by seizing on market trends in the industry and using them
to their advantage.
During drupa 2012, from May 3 to 16, Heidelberg will be
showcasing in Hall 1 an extended portfolio of products and
solutions that have been developed specifically for the latest
The trade show presentation, held under the banner "Discover
HEI", will center on lean production (HEI Productivity), green
printing (HEI Eco), web-to-print (HEI Integration),
short-run-printing (HEI Flexibility), differentiation through
coatings and special effects (HEI Emotions), the future of
packaging printing (HEI End), and gaining an edge through the
latest know-how (HEI School). The company is exhibiting solutions
that enable print shops and postpress businesses to meet the latest
market requirements in full.
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92 5066
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 5069