Heidelberg Delivers 1,000th Printmaster PM 74 Printing Unit
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
In mid-November 2002, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) supplied the 1,000th Printmaster PM 74 printing unit to Replica in Lille/France. This printshop with its 12 employees primarily produces four-color commercial jobs. Daniel Deleau, Replica's co-owner, sees increased productivity as a key argument in buying the Printmaster PM 74-4. "We also want to use the larger sheet format this press offers to generate new orders such as posters or high-quality art prints", states Patrick Van den Driessche, who is also co-owner of Replica. The company is already using a Printmaster GTO 52-4 and, in acquiring a four-color Printmaster, is now moving into the 50x70 format. Designed for solid growth Heidelberg's Printmaster PM 74 two-color and four-color presses provide the ideal solution for commercial printshops that are looking to benefit from solid market growth. Thanks to its low investment costs, the sheetfed offset press is ideal for users wishing to move into the 50x70 segment or to expand their existing capacity. The Printmaster PM 74 already has many satisfied users worldwide. Its main sales markets are Germany, USA and Brazil. An optional blanket and impression cylinder washup device has been available since November 2002. This makes the Printmaster PM 74 the perfect investment for increased productivity and growth. The Printmaster PM 74 was unveiled at drupa 2000. Series production of the two-color model started in April 2001. The company presented the PM 74 four-color model at Print 2001 in Chicago. This press can be optionally equipped with a remote ink control and semi-automatic sheet reversing device. Special add-ons for numbering, perforation and imprinting and the combined blanket and impression cylinder washup device round off the optional accessories for the Printmaster PM 74. Cost-effectiveness and simple operation With a maximum printing capacity of 12,000 sheets per hour, the Printmaster PM 74 responds quickly and flexibly to the most diverse customer requirements. It also allows for great variation in printing material and format. Whether forms, advertising material, brochures, general commercial jobs or mailshots, the press can handle grammages from 0.03 mm India paper to 0.6 mm thick card for single-sided printing with formats ranging from 210 x 280 mm to 530 x 740 mm. A key productivity factor is the carefully thought-out concept for ensuring simple, reliable and time-saving operation. All the major functions on the Printmaster PM 74 are extremely easy to set. The central control station on the delivery has a logically structured and self-explanatory user interface which the operator can use to control the printing units and the inking and dampening units.