Heidelberg Coating Days – everything you ever wanted to know about coatings, from the professionals
- Optimizing coating applications with proper handling and press operation
- Four days of concentrated expertise sharing with Heidelberg for production managers and printers
- Heidelberg is one of the world’s biggest producers of coatings for offset printing
Around 120 attendees came to this year’s Heidelberg Coating Days.
The Heidelberg Coating Days offer expertise from the manufacturer on the right way to handle a wide range of coating applications.
Attendees get direct answers to questions from their own production environments at the Heidelberg Coating Days.
“Heidelberg’s Coating Days are the most efficient way for Heidelberg to share expertise aimed at further optimizing the productivity of coating applications in conventional, UV, and LED jobs,” says Bernhard Steinel, Head of the Lifecycle Solutions Business Unit at Heidelberg, in summarizing the event’s benefit.
For the seventh time in succession, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) welcomed printers and production managers from France, Germany, Benelux, Eastern Europe, Austria, and Switzerland to benefit from additional expertise in relation to coating applications. Around 120 attendees came this year to the exclusive four-day learning event, which was held from 15 to 19 September in Wiesloch-Walldorf.
The event focused on the Heidelberg Saphira range of LED coatings for matt, gloss, and drip-off applications as well as a relief coating application, where comparable coating amounts are applied using screen printing.
Over and above these highlights and special applications, Heidelberg showcased a wide range of formulations for standard applications involving dispersion and UV coatings at the Coating Days – and how best to use them in combination with the press, consumables, and service. The agenda primarily featured already tested solutions that allow customers to reduce their own optimization overheads and provide profitable printing services directly. The presentations and workshops had a strong production focus, looking at the right way to handle coatings, from setting the coating unit and the screen rollers to clamping the coating plates through to measuring viscosity and cleaning. Attendees’ questions from their own production environments were answered directly by the application experts from Heidelberg as well as by Technical Support staff over the four days.