HEI Open Days – once a month, commercial print shops can obtain comprehensive information about Heidelberg solutions at the Print Media Center
Open day provides an overview of the latest prepress, press,
and postpress technologies, including service offerings
Next dates: May 16, June 20, and September 19, 2013
Customers can also take a
360-degree virtual tour
of the PMC and prepare for their actual visit
On the penultimate Thursday of every month, Heidelberger
Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) holds an open day at its Print Media
Center (PMC) at the company's Heidelberg site. The main challenges
faced by commercial print shops at present are improving production
efficiency, ensuring a high level of quality, standing out from
competitors, and embracing green print production. The PMC offers a
comprehensive range of demonstrations geared to these very trends.
HEI Open Days, as these events are known, enable customers to
obtain an overview of a fully integrated, cutting-edge full-service
print shop. The solutions on show cover prepress operations,
digital printing, all offset printing formats - from A3 and half
format to long perfectors in the 70 x 100 centimeter (27.56 x 39.37
inch) format - and appropriate postpress equipment for cutting,
folding, saddlestitching, and adhesive binding. Coordinated Saphira
consumables from Heidelberg are also demonstrated and explained, as
are appropriate service offerings.
The next HEI Open Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
May 16, June 20, and September 19 this year.
They are intended
above all for European customers, who can register via their
. Visitors to the PMC will find
all machines manned by Heidelberg specialists who will use
practical demonstrations to tell participants everything they need
to know about print production and pass on the necessary know-how
about the key trend of sustainable production (HEI Eco). "HEI Open
Days give customers the opportunity to obtain all the information
they need about the latest commercial printing trends - for both
offset and digital - in a single day. The Print Media Center in
Heidelberg is the print media industry's most comprehensive
demonstration center and aims to provide a broad customer base with
targeted information on an ongoing basis," explains Marcel
Kiessling, member of the Heidelberg Management Board responsible
for sales and services.
The PMC in Heidelberg was redesigned last fall to incorporate the
latest technology and now includes all the innovations showcased at
drupa 2012 for the commercial printing sector. Another new feature
is the comprehensive postpress portfolio on show - Postpress
Commercial - which is fully integrated into the Prinect workflow.
On an area totaling more than 5,000 square meters (around 54,000
square feet), customers can see for themselves how prepress, press,
and postpress operations can be integrated across all production
360-degree virtual tour of the PMC
The Heidelberg website offers a brand new
of the entire PMC in Heidelberg.
Anyone taking this virtual tour can visit 20 different "hotspots"
or use conventional navigation aids such as buttons and sliders to
move around the PMC at will. They are effectively standing in the
PMC and can go anywhere they choose, using their mouse or finger to
move in the required direction and zoom in and out on particular
items. This is possible with all modern browsers on PCs, Macs,
tablets, and smartphones - Windows, Android, and iOS are all
supported - for a cutting-edge online experience 24/7.
Customers can use the virtual tour to prepare themselves for their
visit and obtain information in advance. They may be interested in
the new SX models, such as the Speedmaster SX 52 and SX 74, or the
Speedmaster SX 102 and CX 102. A further highlight is the
Speedmaster XL 106 ten-color press with a maximum production speed
of 18,000 sheets per hour in perfecting mode, which is a response
to the trend toward lean production - HEI Productivity. The
postpress section includes the new Stitchmaster ST 500
saddlestitcher and the Eurobind Pro adhesive binder, both of which
are also designed for maximum throughput. For the key market of
short-run printing - HEI Flexibility - Heidelberg demonstrates its
Linoprint C 751 and C 901 digital printing systems which, in
conjunction with the Speedmaster SX 52 five-color press and the
Prinect Digital Print Manager, offer optimum flexibility.
The most important thing for customers is to maximize machine
availability while also ensuring stable and environmentally
friendly production. For this purpose, all stations at the PMC also
demonstrate a wide range of services and software, with everything
from service agreements and software solutions to advice on using
eco-friendly consumables from the Saphira Eco range.
Technical equipment at the Print Media Center in
Once a month, the HEI Open Days offer commercial
print shops the opportunity to obtain comprehensive information
about Heidelberg solutions at the Print Media Center.
Boosting efficiency is the key trend in postpress
operations. Visitors to the Heidelberg Print Media Center - which
includes a complete bookbinding operation with machines for
cutting, folding, collating, stitching, and binding - discover how
to achieve this.
No fewer than 20 "hotspots" on the
360-degree virtual tour
enable customers to look
round the PMC in Heidelberg and prepare for their actual visit.
For additional details about the company and image material,
please visit the Press Lounge of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG at
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Global Marketing & Trade Press
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92-5066
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92-5069