Ahead of the forthcoming drupa trade show, which will be taking
place May 3 to 16, 2012 in Düsseldorf, Heidelberger
Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has equipped its computer-to-plate
imaging systems in the Suprasetter series with new functions for
more versatile application options, higher productivity, and lower
environmental impact. For example, a smaller processor for the
Suprasetter 105 ACL/DCL helps to cut chemical and power
consumption. Heidelberg is presenting these products under the
banners of HEI Productivity and HEI Eco.
The company now offers customers in the security printing
segment a "5080 dpi high resolution" option for the Suprasetter A52
and A75 entry-level models. Both models are equipped with a laser
module that can image printing plates at one of two resolutions -
2540 dpi or 5080 dpi. This new option has been developed
specifically for security printing applications to enable smooth
printing of very fine lines for e.g. guilloches, microlines, and
micro lettering. These extremely fine structures are used primarily
in the printing of banknotes, shares, certificates, official
stickers, and tickets. Besides high resolution, customers also
benefit from easy handling and extremely good process stability.
Suprasetter 105 / A105 with new automation concept
The fully automatic Auto / Dual Cassette Loader (ACL/DCL)
plate loading unit is the latest automation concept to be launched
by Heidelberg for the Suprasetter 105 and Suprasetter A105. The
cassette compartments and a conveyor are integrated into the
system, thereby reducing space requirements by up to 45 percent.
Users working in the 70x100 cm (27.56x39.37 in) format can
now choose between variants with one or two cassette compartments
according to their requirements. In addition to the two plate
formats that are available directly in the loader, users can also
manually load additional plate formats. This enables maximum
flexibility in plate production.
A turntable is available as an optional accessory to turn the
imaged plates 90 degrees on the conveyor from landscape to portrait
format. Outputting in portrait format means the processor can be
used with an infeed width of 85 cm. The use of a smaller processor
reduces the overall investment for the CtP system and also
significantly lowers the consumption of chemicals and power.
Heidelberg has sold a total of more than 4,300
computer-to-plate systems since the Suprasetter series was launched
at drupa 2004.
The Suprasetter 105 / A105 with the new Auto / Dual
Cassette Loader takes up less space and uses a smaller processor.
Further information and images can be found on the Internet
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92 5077
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 99 5077
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), print-on-demand
(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