IPEX 2010 saw the launch of the Speedmaster CX 102, a new printing
press for industrial offset printing from Heidelberger
Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The launch was a resounding success
with Heidelberg already having sold 15 presses featuring some 100
printing units to customers around the world from Brazil to
"The high demand from our customers confirms that we are on
the right track with our strategy of rounding up our portfolio in
the 70 x 100 cm format range and thus opening up a new market
segment," explains Stephan Plenz, Member of the Heidelberg
Management Board, responsible for Equipment. "The Speedmaster SM,
CD, CX, and XL models offer our customers the right solution for
every press speed and level of productivity, regardless of whether
the print shops specialize in advertising or packaging printing".
The first German customers underline this statement and are
certainly impressed: "The new press was launched at just the right
time for us," explains Alexander Mende, Managing Director of
Pinguin Druck GmbH in Berlin. "The CX 102 was the right choice in
the current business environment. The CX model now also makes key
XL components available in the 102 format for the first time. The
Prinect Inpress Control inline color measuring system is such a
component because it delivers dramatic reductions in make-ready
times while also taking us one step closer to our goal of
environmentally-friendly production by cutting down the paper
waste," says Alexander Mende, who will shortly be taking a
four-color CX 102 press with coating unit into operation.
"Asian suppliers in particular are currently offering rock-bottom
prices that are very tempting at first glance," says André
Kern, Managing Director of the print shop Kern GmbH in Bexbach,
Germany and owner of a five-color CX 102 press with coating unit.
However, our job portfolio and three-shift operation call for a
press that delivers excellent productivity, consistent print
quality and high availability from start to finish. We also print
on an extremely wide range of substrates, running the gamut from 50
gsm paper to board weighing over 300 gsm. The Speedmaster CX really
is the best solution for this range of requirements."
Other Speedmaster CX 102 presses have also been sold to
customers in Brazil, the UK, France, Germany, India, and Australia.
Due to the versatility and modular design of the CX 102, the sold
presses range from four-color presses with coating units to
six-color presses with dual-coating configuration.
Pinguin Druck GmbH from Berlin was the first customer to buy
a Speedmaster CX 102 with Prinect Inpress Control. Picture: Stephan
Plenz (left), Member of the Heidelberg Management Board responsible
for Equipment, Alexander Mende (center) and Dennis Zechlau,
managing directors Pinguin Druck GmbH.
Heidelberg introduced the Speedmaster CX 102 on the
occasion of IPEX 2010. This marked the world premiere of a new
printing press for industrial offset printing with a production
speed of 16,500 sheets per hour.
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92 5910
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 5096