Heidelberg GTO 52: ClassicCenter Remote Inking and Register Control System
Press release from the issuing company
The Heidelberg Printmaster GTO 52, the most popular A3-format press, will be on display with a new design at Print 01. This classic press, with more than 60,000 units sold worldwide, is adapted to suit changing customer needs in the printing industry and is now even easier to control. A key feature of the new press generation is the clearly structured control panel with its logical arrangement of entry keys. The operating elements feature the latest ergonomic designs, making all major press functions easier to use for the customer. To make the operation of the press even easier, the functional design is supported by technical innovations such as the ultrasonic double sheet detector and forwards/backwards crawl speed.
In addition to enabling remote inking and register control, the GTO’s Classic-Center system also transfers CIP3 data from prepress. This streamlines printshop processes even further.
Enhanced ease of operation with reliable press function
The reputation of the Printmaster GTO 52 as an all-round flexible press is based in part on its versatile single sheet feeder that allows a wide range of material thickness from 0.04 mm to 0.4 mm to be processed. With the improved single sheet feeder, job changes can be made more efficiently.
An ultrasonic double sheet detector further enhances reliability and helps customers reduce make-ready times. A manually operated crawl speed moves the plate cylinder into the correct position and makes plate changing easier. Because the inching mode with travel limitation is eliminated, it now takes less time to clamp the printing plates. An additional advantage of the new Printmaster GTO 52 is the automated central lubrication system which provides reliable lubrication at regular intervals.
The inking and dampening unit of the Printmaster GTO 52 also features proven Heidelberg technology. The laser-slit knife-type ink fountain permits ink zone settings with virtually no side effects. The rollers are now easier to clean, thanks to a central adjusting lever that positions the washup blade for roller washing. The direct continuous dampening unit allows alcohol-free printing, achieving a quick ink-water balance and delivering a consistently thin film of dampening solution. The inking and dampening unit ensures outstanding print quality with reduced drying times.
Sheet reversing device and add-on modules for increased productivity and versatility The fifth printing unit has made the new Printmaster GTO 52 even more versatile. The use of special colors and printing varnish is becoming more important for printers, even in short and medium-sized print runs. As an alternative, a mobile inline coating unit with infrared drying units allows coating work to be performed at a very low investment cost by an external supplier. The new Printmaster GTO 52 can also be fitted with an easy-to-operate manual sheet reversal device for cost-effective perfecting and shorter job run times.
Additional features, such as numbering and perforating devices and feed devices for small formats, increase the range of use for the Printmaster GTO 52 in all areas of the 35 x 50 class.
Versatility makes the Printmaster GTO 52 essential standard equipment for general commercial printshops around the world looking for impressive, cost-effective and straightforward offset quality. It is a must for small and medium-sized printshops that take on all kinds of jobs as full service providers.
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