Expert Talks.

Added automation and control for the dampening process – with Hycolor Pro

With Hycolor Pro, Heidelberg is the first printing press manufacturer to offer automated functions that enable more targeted control and monitoring of the dampening film.

Customization of packaging printing presses: Unique, from the folding carton to the printing press

Find out why high-quality folding cartons are more and more frequently printed and finished inline in one pass on custom-made special machines from Heidelberg.

Measuring color & detecting image defects in a single pass – with Prinect Image Control 3

What used to require two machines or steps, namely adhering to exact color values and avoiding defects in the print image is now done in one pass with Prinect Image Control 3.

Haptic finishing effects – with double-coating presses

Packagings with finishing effects that appeal to the sense of touch are very much on trend. In a product landscape dominated by visual stimuli, they make the difference on the shelf by awakening the desire to buy.

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...

The new cold foil packaging trend: fast and cost-efficient, with added value.

To stand out with high-quality effects. This is what manufacturers are asking for more and more often when it comes to promotional packaging for their products. And cold foil application is being used more and more frequently.

Perfect inking every time

For most companies that print metallic, colored or transparent materials, opaque white is not something they can avoid. Prinect Image Control 3 is the first color measurement and control system to master automatic opaque white control.

Smart combination saves color changes in short runs

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...

Heavy cardboard and offset printing?

The perfect pairing for business success in the growing market of food packagings.


Megatrend sustainable packagings: door opener for growth markets

Retail chains banishing plastic bags from their range or drugstores offering shampoo in bar form and packaged in folding cartons. The trend towards sustainable packagings is unmistakable. Consumers are particularly critical of plastics. So can folding carton printers afford to sit back and relax when it comes to sustainability?

Web-to-pack: the next big thing in packaging printing?

Web-to-pack is more than “just” putting an online shop for folding cartons online. It is a basic philosophy for making your business and the entire workflow organization fit for the future in the age of print 4.0. The first providers are already operating successfully in the market. With consequences for print shops with a conventional business model.

Spotlight Prinect.

Smart Packaging Production.

Prinect makes smart production a reality. The central platform helps packaging print shops to offer the right product at the right price and to increase profits through high-performance production methods.

  • Central platform for production and management
  • Automated production standards
  • Competitive edge through transparency

Customer stories.

Wauters Group, France

Packaging specialist B.Pack, a member of the Wauters Group, relies on Heidelberg technology for highly productive manufacturing of luxury packagings.

MM Polygrafoformlenie Packaging Company, Russia

Installed fifteen years ago, the Speedmaster XL 105-6+L has to date produced over 736 million sheets printed and once again impressively demonstrated their reliability.

Schäfer Druck und Verpackung, Germany

Together with the Prinect Production Manager print shop workflow, the Push-to-Stop concept and the intelligent assistants on the Speedmaster XL 106, Schaefer Druck & Verpackung is one of the pioneers in folding carton production.

Cardbox Packaging, Austria

Starting in Wolfsberg/Austria, then Zádveřice in the Czech Republic, and most recently Pittston in the USA – Cardbox Packaging is continuing to grow, both in Europe and overseas.

Preston Packaging, Poland

Based in Dąbrowa near Poznań, Poland, Preston Packaging specializes in solid board packages, information leaflets and product manuals for the pharmaceutical sector, the cosmetics industry, and producers of dietary supplements...

MyPress, Thailand

Two used printing machines, seven employees and a bank loan – these were the humble beginnings of My Press Co. Ltd. a few decades ago. Today the company ranks among the top-notch food label printers in Thailand.

Heidelberg Packaging Technology


Our packaging printing equipment.

We offer impressive technology for the packaging printing industry. Our portfolio ranges from attractive, preconfigured presses to individually configured packaging machines for maximum productivity and the most sophisticated applications.

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Software, consumables and services for the packaging printer.

We help you open up new areas of business and improve the overall performance of your company to achieve long-term success

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