Profitable production of short runs.

The bar in packaging printing is high. Very high, in fact. This is because manufacturers and brand owners are bringing innovations to market ever faster. As a result, brand companies are working with smaller batch sizes and shorter delivery times because of the increasing variety of products on offer.

For packaging printers, this means they have to cover more jobs on demand with shorter runs, but with more variants: from packaging size and different language versions, to different printing processes and finishes. The bottom line is that more complexity has to be mastered within less time, but still keeping margins sound.

The solution from Heidelberg?
Short runs become profitable through faster makeready processes with the help of intelligent assistants and artificial intelligence.

Short Run Packaging with Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor

Producing three short runs economically, without having to change inks and with minimal waste couldn't be easier - watch how you can save 1,200 hours of washup time with our Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor with Multicolor.

Expert Talks.

Save color changes
in short runs with


As indispensable as spot colors are as part of the brand identity when designing packagings, their use in the printing process costs a lot of time and money when runs are short. But there is an alternative that is both clever and lucrative...

Pharma packaging with the

Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor 2.

Different package sizes, dosages, and drug concentrations – batch sizes in the pharmaceutical industry are decreasing. The challenge is to produce ever shorter runs with spot colors in an increasing variety of variants economically. Anti-counterfeit protection or embellishment are frequently required as well...

Higher automation, faster job change.
Navigated printing with Speedmaster XL 106.

Have a look at the 2020 generation Speedmaster XL 106 – and the possibilities of digitalization in the production process. Intelligent assistants support your effort to further speed up the production process, reduce makeready and minimize waste sheets.

Want to get further recommendations for profitable short runs?

Join Frank Suesser (Product Manager Speedmaster Anicolor XL 75), Joerg Daehnhardt (Head of Business Management Postpress), and Yasemin Blair (Moderator) in our Innovation Talk.

Enjoy first hand information and gain valuable inspiration for your business.

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