The University of Wuppertal and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
(Heidelberg) are extending their partnership to include development
projects. For this purpose, a Speedmaster SM 52-4+L Anicolor UV
press and a Suprasetter A 52 CtP platesetter were installed
recently in Wuppertal. "The Speedmaster Anicolor UV press enables
us to offer pioneering training and research activities based on
the very latest technology," says Professor Ulrich Jung, holder of
the chair for offset and digital printing technology. Professor
Jung and his students will tackle topics such as recyclability,
environmental protection and occupational health & safety
regulations, as well as cost-effectiveness within the context of UV
technology. The development partnership will also include BA or MA
theses and project work on the parameters influencing color density
in short inking units. The market trend towards increasing levels
of surface finishing can also be researched thanks to the fact that
the Speedmaster SM 52 is equipped with a coating unit and
corresponding UV dryers.
"We are confident that the new Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor UV
press will, on the one hand, help the students understand
innovative press technology and, on the other, provide the
University of Wuppertal with the opportunity to adopt a practical
approach to key research topics," adds Karl Saueressig, Head of
Region West at Heidelberg.
The new UV press replaces a Speedmaster CD 74. "Thanks to the
user-friendly operation of the Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor, our
students will waste no time in mastering the machine," says
Professor Jung, explaining why they chose Heidelberg as their
supplier and partner. In postpress, the university uses a TH 56
folding machine from Heidelberg. Last year, it installed the
Prinect Integration Manager and Prinect Pressroom Manager.
Interfaces to the Postpress Manager and a management information
system are still in place. This gives the university access to an
end-to-end print shop workflow and provides the students with
state-of-the-art software technology in this area, too.
Offset press training primarily uses Heidelberg solutions
Heidelberg is supporting contemporary training by
providing state-of-the-art technical equipment. Thanks to
partnership-based financing concepts, Heidelberg supplies 95
percent of the technology used in German vocational colleges.
Around 190 presses with some 450 printing units - ranging from the
Quickmaster QM 46 and Speedmaster SM 52 through to the Speedmaster
XL 75 - have been installed at these locations since 1996.
Specialist universities and the vocational training centers of
numerous print and media associations also make almost exclusive
use of Heidelberg offset printing technology for training purposes.
Professor Ulrich Jung (2nd from left) and his team from
the digital and offset printing department at the University of
Wuppertal look forward to pioneering training and research with the
Speedmaster Anicolor UV press.
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