First Suprasetter for Large Format Successfully Installed in Austria

Friday, August 29, 2008

August 28, 2008 - Heidelberg recently installed the world's first Suprasetter for the new large format. The first company to use this machine is Brüder Glöckler GmbH & Co KG (www.gloeckler.co.at), based in Wöllersdorf near Vienna. "I saw the new Suprasetter 162 at drupa in Düsseldorf. For me as a large-format printer, it was one of the show’s highlights. This initial impression has been confirmed by our first experiences of actually using the system. We are particularly impressed by the plate imaging, overall productivity and reliability," comments Gustav Glöckler, Managing Director of Brüder Glöckler GmbH & Co KG.

At drupa, Heidelberg presented the new Suprasetter 145, 162 and 190 models. The new systems are used in conjunction with the Speedmaster XL 145 and XL 162 and can also supply plates for other presses up to a sheet width of 190 centimeters (74.80 inches). The platesetters are available with throughput speeds of up to 35 plates per hour, with a resolution of either 2,540 or 2,400 dpi as required. The six cassettes of the plate loading unit enable up to 600 plates in as many as six different formats to be loaded fully automatically. The new system can be fully integrated into the Prinect print shop workflow.

Like all other Suprasetter models, the new systems for the large format have been developed in-house by Heidelberg. As with the conventional models, production takes place at the company’s main plant in Wiesloch-Walldorf.

"Since the Suprasetter series was launched in 2004, its thermal laser technology has proved highly effective and has undergone further development on an ongoing basis, ensuring reliable, stable processes and high imaging quality. The new models ensure our customers enjoy the same quality of cutting-edge technology for the new large format at prepress as they do at the press stage," explains Dr. Jürgen Rautert, Director of Sales at Heidelberg.

The Suprasetter 162 now in use at Brüder Glöckler is a pre-series model. Series production is set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2008.