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Heidelberg Demonstrates Job Changes Taking Three Minutes

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

(June 03, 2008) Heidelberg is demonstrating to customers at drupa 2008 how job changes can be cut to around three minutes from the final OK sheet of the previous job to the first OK sheet of the following one, including a paper change. These reduced makeready times result from the perfect interplay of four key innovations:

    1.    Heidelberg perfecting technology based on the highly automated XL platform
    2.    The new Prinect Press Center control station with Intellistart
    3.    The AutoPlate XL simultaneous plate changer
    4.    Prinect Inpress Control - the fully integrated inline measuring system for spectrophotometric color control combined with automatic register control.
Heidelberg is demonstrating the job change in parallel on two long perfectors - a Speedmaster XL 105 with ten printing units and a Speedmaster XL 75 with ten printing units and an additional coating unit. The end product is one of two back-stitched brochures selected during the demonstration, which takes place several times each day in Hall 1 in the "One Pass Productivity" area.

"Heidelberg is setting the industry benchmark with makeready times of three minutes for standard print jobs. This includes the entire setup process - from the final sheet of a given job to the first measured OK sheet of the following one. The Heidelberg presentation is a must for print shops with a business model based on maximum productivity coupled with high quality. We will be happy to calculate the possible return on investment for anyone who is interested in buying one of our presses. I firmly believe that no-one else can offer a better price-performance ratio," stated Dr. Jürgen Rautert, a Member of the Heidelberg Management Board who will also be responsible for sales management at the company from July 1, 2008.




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