Landmark M-600 commercial web press to be delivered to U.S.
Nine years after the sale of the first M-600 press to
Imprimeries Decoster in France and only two years after the
delivery of the 1000th printing unit to Artisan press in the United
Kingdom, the 1,500th M-600 printing unit has just left the
Heidelberg factory in Montataire to be delivered shortly as part of
a complete press line at the North American printer Courier.
Dedicated to short and medium runs high quality magazine and
catalogue printing, the M-600, which prints up to 55,000 copies per
hour, quickly made its mark on the 16 page press market: It soon
became a standard for commercial web printing and an excellent
production tool for successful printers wishing to acquire or
consolidate a leading position in the commercial or magazine
Based on the close co-operation of French, German and
American Engineering Departments, the M-600 soon became highly
valued for its reliability and print quality. This 1,500th unit is
a landmark sale for the Montataire production site, which is proud
of the success of this press, which has been continually enhanced
since its launch in 1992.
308 M-600 presses have been sold throughout the world. The
Autoplate system has made a significant contribution to this
success. Patented by Heidelberg, this offers 100 percent automatic
plate change of eight plates on the press in less than three
minutes without breaking the paper web. Highly appreciated for
short and medium run jobs, the Autoplate is offered on all M-600
presses and has already allowed numerous printers to make
considerable productivity gains.
At a time when reliability, print quality and productivity
are of the essence, the M-600 offers printers a secure investment
in the 16-page press market.
For further information:
Heidelberg Web Press
Tel.: +33 344 29 40 52
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 63
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 46