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Heidelberg Digimaster 9150i system earns top rating from BERTL

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

Rochester, N.Y.—The Heidelberg Digimaster 9150i print system has received the highest possible “Five Star” rating from BERTL (Digital Test Lab). BERTL, one of the printing industry’s foremost independent testing laboratories, recently recognized the Digimaster 9150i machine with its Five Star “Exceptional” rating, which is only bestowed to a small number of products annually. In its latest Imaging at Work report, BERTL gave the 9150i system high marks in an array of key areas, including image quality, product design and build, print speed versus higher-rated systems, paper supply and finishing options. According to BERTL CEO Carmel Rowley, “When compared to other systems, the Digimaster 9150i (as well as its sibling the 9110) delivers not only the best quality reproduction to date, but also equivalent or faster throughput than its 180-page-per-minute competitor on a variety of jobs performed by BERTL analysts. In short, the Heidelberg Digimaster 9150i delivered strong performance under test and earned every one of its five stars. ” “The paper and finishing options on the Heidelberg Digimaster 9150i are best in class, ” Rowley continued, “and Heidelberg’s hole punching system is revolutionary. The first thing buyers should like about the Heidelberg Digimaster 9150i is the fact that it offers a non-proprietary PDF-based workflow system; customers say they want non-proprietary systems and this is what Heidelberg delivers.” “We are delighted that another one of our Digimaster print systems has earned the highest-possible rating from BERTL, recognized in the industry for its balanced, independent evaluations,” said Wolfgang Pfizenmaier, president of Heidelberg’s Digital Print Solution Center. “This recognition is shared among Heidelberg employees — and among Digimaster 9150i customers worldwide, who are benefiting from a faster-speed product that delivers greater productivity, improved workflow, high uptime and superior image quality.” Pfizenmaier noted that this latest accolade recognizes the robustness of Heidelberg’s workflow solutions, which is paramount to machine productivity and optimization, and is one of the keys to its digital success. The Digimaster 9150i print system enables 150-image-per-minute digital black-and-white printing throughout the system — maintaining the rated speed even when used with accessories and finishing equipment. The Digimaster 9150i system enables improved digital workflow, giving users the opportunity to produce greater print volumes without increasing staffs or extending shifts. Heidelberg’s Digital Print Solution Center developed the Digimaster 9150i system, which will be on prominent display at the upcoming On Demand Digital Printing & Publishing Conference and Exposition in New York, April 7 to 9. BERTL has continually recognized the performance of the Digimaster product family. Last year, BERTL named the Digimaster 9110 print system the best high-volume monochrome CRD production device, and it has previously honored the printer with its Five Star rating.




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