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Heidelberg To Host Open House At Print Media Demonstration Center

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga., March 1, 2006 – Heidelberg today announced that it will host an open house event at its Print Media Demonstration Center (PMDC) to introduce printers to the state-of-the-art facility, which is designed to foster industry education and help companies make informed business decisions. Held in conjunction with The Printing Industry Association of Georgia’s (PIAG) Sunbelt Graphics Show, Heidelberg’s open house event will take place on March 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga. “The PMDC was built as a resource and educational center for the print media industry,” said James Dunn, president of Heidelberg USA. “Heidelberg has opened this facility to the industry to provide organizations, thought leaders and business owners with an unparalleled demonstration center environment designed to promote learning and the exchange of ideas.” Heidelberg’s 33,000 square-foot PMDC is the largest facility of its kind in the world. The center is home to 58 printing units covering a broad spectrum of prepress, press and postpress solutions, including Heidelberg’s newest press, the Speedmaster XL 105. Visitors also can experience Heidelberg’s Prinect integrated workflow solution, which provides visibility across a print shop to help companies increase production efficiency. Since the facility’s unveiling in May 2005, more than 250 companies have come to the PMDC to experience demonstrations and participate in peer groups and training seminars on topics ranging from UV to workflow management. In addition to hosting training seminars and demonstrations, Heidelberg has sponsored several key industry organizations and associations. Industry professionals are encouraged to take advantage of the facility for conferences, demos and other event needs. Attendees of the open house event will experience live demonstrations and have the opportunity to connect with Heidelberg specialists across all solution areas. Among the solutions they will see in action are Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL 105, Speedmaster SM 102 with perfector and CutStar roll sheeter, Suprasetter 102 platesetting device and Stahlfolder TH 66 folder as well as a full range of Prinect management, workflow and color solutions. To learn more about the upcoming open house or to register for the event, contact Terry Patton at (770) 419-6660 or terry.patton@heidelberg.com. Registration also is available online at www.sunbeltshow.org.




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