Customers to benefit from comprehensive integration
solutions for hardware and software
Heidelberg showcases solutions on an exhibition space of
over 5,100 square meters
Trade show slogan: "Connect for Success"
Speedmaster CD 74 from Heidelberg now produces 18,000 sheets
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be showcasing
its range of solutions with "Connect for Success" as its
theme at the Ipex, taking place in Birmingham, UK, April 4-11,
2006. On an exhibition space of over 5,100 square meters the
company will be making the Prinect workflow the centerpiece of all
the product demonstrations. The presentations will be adapted to
the specific requirements of the "Commercial Print
Solutions", "Industrial Print Solutions", and
"Packaging Solutions" market segments. The latter are
subject of a special solutions strategy.
All the solutions on display will have one theme in common:
integration across the Prinect workflow. The Prinect Forum will be
located at the center of the tradeshow booth and will focus in
particular on Prinect Colour Solutions, which support end-to-end
color management and comprehensive quality control from prepress
right through to the press stage.
Brief overview Ipex 2006
- Process integration at the heart of all presentations
- New: Speedmaster CD 74 from Heidelberg now produces 18,000
sheets per hour
- Productivity boost from new zoneless inking unit
- Standing out from the competition with double-coat and cold
- New measuring devices for inline color measurement and sheet
- New saddlestitcher for creative applications
World firsts: Prinect Integration System / Prinect Pressroom
The Prinect Integration System enables centralized data
management in a print shop using JDF (Job Definition Format), which
allows all production processes in job management, prepress, press,
and postpress to be fully integrated in a workflow management
The Prinect Pressroom Manager is the world's first
entirely JDF-based pressroom system capable of controlling and
managing all of the data required in print production. This
automates and enhances key areas of the workflow.
World premiere for Prinect Inpress Control: Inline
Prinect Inpress Control is an inline colorimeter that
measures color and register in the quality control strip on the
fly. The new system significantly reduces press downtimes because
there is no need to halt the machine during the measuring process
and the register can be checked and adjusted online. It will also
be available in the future for the Speedmaster CD 74 and
Speedmaster XL 105 series. The market launch will be held in phases
from the end of 2006 onwards.
Prinect Inspection Control: Measuring device for sheet
Prinect Inspection Control is a measuring device that ensures
reliable and efficient sheet inspection for the Speedmaster XL 105
and Speedmaster CD 102 presses from Heidelberg. Prinect Inspection
Control is aimed mainly at packaging printers and uses two
high-resolution RGB cameras to detect tiny printing errors on the
High waste and post-processing costs or rejection of the
entire run by the customer can therefore be avoided. The market
launch will be held in phases from the end of 2006 onwards.
Prinect Digital Print Manager
The Prinect Digital Print Manager enables Prinect users with
both offset presses and digital print systems to take advantage of
the flexibility offered by the fully integrated Prinect workflow
for both printing processes. In order to link up as many digital
print configurations as possible from leading manufacturers such as
Xerox, HP Indigo and, in the next stage, Kodak NexPress, the
Prinect Digital Print Manager communicates with the JDF- and
JMF-compatible workflow components from these manufacturers.
Prinect Hybrid Screening: Combines benefits of AM and FM
This new screening method combines the benefits of
amplitude-modulated (AM) and frequency-modulated (FM) screening
technologies. It enables higher screen resolutions and finer
reproduction of detail in print, all of which enhances the overall
print image quality. Prinect Hybrid Screening is available for the
Suprasetter family of thermal platesetters, the Prosetter series
with violet technology, and the Topsetter. Heidelberg now
integrates all screening processes in the Prinect workflow.
Prinect update for Printready, Signa Station, and
New versions are now available for Prinect Printready System,
Prinect Signa Station, and Prinect MetaDimension. Key to these
latest developments is the even greater integration of the three
solutions among themselves and their linkup with the new Prinect
modules Prinect Integration System und Prinect Pressroom Manager.
All three prepress solutions also incorporate additional functions
and are easier to operate.
Prinect linkups to third-party MIS systems
Heidelberg will be showcasing six JDF/JMF-based linkups
between management information systems (MIS) and the Prinect
workflow at Ipex. Visitors to the Heidelberg booth can find out
more about JDF integration of Prinect Prinance, and JDF-based
integration of MIS providers Tharstern, Shuttleworth, Prism, and
Optimus in the Prinect production workflow in the main Prinect
Center. They will also have the chance to see another linkup to the
Prinect workflow at the booth of MIS provider EFI.
Suprasetter A105 makes it easier for printshops to use
innovative thermal technology
Heidelberg is extending its range of thermal CtP Suprasetter
platesetters by adding a new entry-level model, the Suprasetter
A105. This gives printshops the opportunity to utilize the cost
benefits of thermal platesetting and the modular concept of the
Suprasetter range. The Suprasetter A105 is also a low-cost,
high-quality backup solution for printshops with peak production
New: Speedmaster CD 74 from Heidelberg now produces 18,000
sheets per hour
The semi-automatic pile change system in the delivery and
non-stop operation is unique in the 50 x 70 (19.69 x 27.56 inches)
format class and is a useful addition for packaging printing.
Heidelberg will be unveiling the straight-mode version of its
medium-format (50 x 70 centimeters) Speedmaster CD 74 press in a
new performance class of 18,000 sheets per hour. This series
previously produced 15,000 sheets per hour. A complete package
featuring key innovations enables stable production at a speed of
18,000 sheets per hour, even in continuous operation, using a wide
spectrum of printing stocks ranging from lightweight paper to
board. The innovations include the newly developed suction head and
the new automatic pile lifting control system, which are both
located in the feeder.
New Anicolor inking unit for the Speedmaster SM 52
The Anicolor zoneless inking unit will be presented for the
first time in a Speedmaster SM 52 four-color press. This unit will
make it possible in future to produce even the shortest of runs
using a standard offset workflow but with significantly better
margins. Hardly any startup sheets are required - just 10 to 20
depending on the print motif. This means up to 90 percent less
startup waste. The fact that no ink zone settings are required cuts
makeready times by up to 40 percent. And the time saved increases
press capacity by 25 percent.
With the innovative Anicolor inking unit, the strengths of
offset printing are available even for the shortest of runs.
Commercially available plates and inks are used because the press
works with the tried-and-tested Alcolor continuous dampening
The Speedmaster CD 74-5+LY-P-5+L is taking productivity
another step further. The coating options before and after sheet
reversal get customers to the finishing stage much faster, saving
up to 30 percent of the time needed. This new concept of
accelerating the drying process by applying a protective coating
during perfecting offers a further benefit. The design of the
Speedmaster CD 74-5+LY-P-5+L means customers can also apply glossy
coatings in defined quantities, thereby both perfecting and coating
in a single pass.
Cold foil finishing with the Speedmaster CD 74 and CD 102 from
Heidelberg has developed an innovative cold foil process
using tried-and-tested offset printing. The cold foil module for
the Speedmaster CD 74 and CD 102 series can apply stunning
high-quality foil-based metallic finishes to all kinds of printing
stock in grammages of 70 grams per square meter. Label, packaging,
and commercial printers can use this technology to satisfy the
market's growing demand for high-quality surface finishes.
World premiere: Speedmaster SM 52 ten-color press
Heidelberg will be showcasing the world's first ten-color
press in 35 x 50 (13.78 x 19.68 inches) format, the Speedmaster SM
52-10-P, and is therefore responding to the growing demand for even
longer perfectors in this format. The company presented the
Speedmaster SM 52-8-P, the first long perfector in A3 format, at
With the Speedmaster SM 52 ten-color press, commercial
printshops can further rationalize the production of items with
special colors or coatings in a single pass. Varnishing is
particularly beneficial, speeding up postpress operations and
protecting products more effectively. As a result, the press is
ideal for short runs with frequent job changes.
New CutStar CAN sheeter
The new CutStar CAN sheeter is available for the Speedmaster
SM/CD 102, Speedmaster XL 105, and Speedmaster CD 74 series.
CutStar CAN features high automation, enhanced operation, and a
larger maximum reel diameter of 1.5 meters (4.92 feet). With the
current reel diameter of 1.3 meters (4.26 feet), this means up to
33 percent more paper on a reel. Another new feature is the CAN
linkup - "Controller Area Network". This enables
formatting information to be transferred from the tried-and-tested
Prinect CP2000 Center press control system to the CutStar.
New Stitchmaster ST 450 saddlestitcher
The new Stitchmaster ST 450 saddlestitcher boasts high levels
of automation, flexibility, and productivity. A whole range of
applications are possible as the machine can be specifically
adapted to a particular product. The Stitchmaster ST 450 features
mobile feeders fitted with servo drives which can be positioned at
any point on either side of the saddle chain. It combines high
performance with reliable quality, offering a capacity of 14,000
cycles per hour.
New Eurobind 4000 perfect binder
The Eurobind 4000 is highly automated and produces up to
4,000 books an hour. The roller and nozzle systems for processing
polyurethane or hot-melt adhesives are easy to change, providing
maximum flexibility. This polyurethane technology allows
straightforward and cost-effective production of high-quality
brochures and books. The modular structure of the Eurobind 4000
means that it can be tailored to a customer's exact requirements.
Precise spine preparation and a consistently high level of glue
application ensure a quality end product. The Eurobind 4000 can be
integrated into the Prinect end-to-end workflow system.
Diana X 115/135 folder gluer
The Diana X 115/135 has a working width of 115 centimeters
(4.53 inches) or 135 centimeters (5.31 inches) and features an
impressive modular system that can be adapted to customer
requirements and produces a wide range of carton types. The unit
boasts a new safety and automation concept and integrated gluing
and quality control. It processes board for folding cartons with
grammages ranging from 200-900 grams per square meter and N, F, E
and B flute corrugated board. Depending on the application, it can
reach speeds of up to 650 meters (2,132.5 feet) per minute. At
these speeds it can process up to 200,000 cartons per hour.
The Diana X 115/135 is designed for packaging printers and
postpress specialists. Four standard versions are available.
Further information for journalists:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 77
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 46