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Heidelberg to Install World First Speedmaster XL with full UV, LE UV and LED UV

Friday, October 30, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Kennesaw, Ga – Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL 106 8P+L with X4 delivery is the first press in the world equipped with 3 types of UV capabilities: full UV, LE UV and LED UV. The one-of-a-kind press is a key step in helping customers define which type of UV best suits their applications and challenging some of the myths that exist about this technology.  

As the newest addition to Heidelberg’s leading Speedmaster XL 106 line, the unique press is unrivaled in its class and is the only LED press in any demonstration center in North America. Adding the capacity to switch between UV capabilities gives customers the unrestricted ability to test which type of UV is best suited for their business. The new press is currently being installed in Heidelberg’s Print Media Center in Atlanta.

Like a standard XL 106 press, this elite hybrid press also reaches speeds of up to 18,000 sheets per hour with a makeready speed of fewer than 4 minutes. The Heidelberg XL 106 8-color perfector is the industry standard, outshining the competition in terms of productivity and efficiency. In fact, users of the XL 106 often produce well over 50 million sheets per year.

Heidelberg’s new DryStar LED, the latest UV technology, is the most powerful LED drying system fit for the Speedmaster XL line. This cutting-edge system is the most efficient available with instant on/off and automatic sheet size formatting function. Designed for maximum curing at speeds of up to 18,000 sheets per hour, the DryStar LED utilizes the most modern semi-conductor technology and energy-saving cooling system for up to 25,000 production hours of operation. 

With these new advances, Heidelberg is dedicated to assisting the American market in developing LED consumables and supporting customers searching for a proven solution that cures LED inks at maximum speeds. 

Alongside the Speedmaster XL 106, Heidelberg is also installing its first Speedmaster XL 75-5+L Anicolor with UV capabilities, designed for ultra-short run lengths with a breakeven of 250 sheets. In addition to up to 50% higher productivity and a makeready of less than 3 minutes, the Anicolor press further impresses by guaranteeing cured sheets at delivery.

Both presses will be available for personalized customer demonstrations in the coming months. Customers can trial their own applications and expectations of the variety of UV sources available. 

Heidelberg remains committed to the American print industry by providing industry leading innovations and proven solutions for its customers. Heidelberg trusts that these advancements will further the American market and provide tailored solutions for its customers.

 

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