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Heidelberg's Speedmaster CD 102 With UV Capabilities Latest Addition To New Print Media Demonstration Center

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga., August 31, 2005 – Heidelberg recently added a Speedmaster CD 102 six-color press with UV capabilities to its 33,000-square-foot Print Media Demonstration Center (PMDC) in Kennesaw, Ga. This new addition allows customers and other PMDC visitors to view the popular press in action and experience first-hand the benefits of automation along with the most perfectly integrated ultra-violet (UV) capabilities. One of the most sought-after technologies in Heidelberg’s portfolio, the Speedmaster CD 102 provides numerous advantages for printers. Equipped with UV, conventional and hybrid capabilities, the Speedmaster CD 102 shown in the PMDC currently is being used for weekly demonstrations as well as pre-training for customers who have purchased the press. Jobs running on the machine include a broad range of high-level packaging materials. To further illustrate Heidelberg’s commitment to education within the print media industry, plans are underway for specific UV customer programs to be held in the PMDC, which would include demonstrations on the newly installed press. The first of these events is scheduled for the Fall of 2005. “Heidelberg is committed to educating today’s printers on the latest in sheetfed technology advancements to help them save time and money,” said Heidelberg USA President James Dunn. “With the addition of a Speedmaster CD 102 to our PMDC, we are giving printers and others in the industry access to a best-in-class press designed to help them succeed in the marketplace.” The versatile CD 102, along with the Speedmaster XL 105 (the most productive sheetfed press ever designed) and the Speedmaster SM 102 (the industry's leading perfecting press), provide the most comprehensive range of dedicated 40-inch print production options. Together, they represent the absolute benchmark for all other 40-inch presses available to the market. Shown with new enhancements at drupa 2004, Heidelberg’s Speedmaster CD 102 offers a broad range of benefits for all types of printers. Key features of the press include a high degree of automation for increased efficiency and preset functions designed to reduce manual set-up work and ensure ease of operation. Digital integration into print shops’ workflow means that jobs can be processed in due time. Equipped with “Plus” options, the latest technologies and ergonomic refinements, the Speedmaster CD 102 is the most productive press in its format class. “The installation of the Speedmaster CD 102 in Heidelberg’s PMDC marks another milestone in the long and prosperous history of the flagship press,” said Hans Boernke, vice president, product management 70x100, Heidelberg. “The press was designed with customers in mind and is available in a wide range of models to meet varying customer needs. The high degree of automation and integration into the workflow provide a competitive advantage for printers.” Unveiled in May and located at Heidelberg’s North American headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga., Heidelberg’s PMDC is a state-of-the-art facility that houses a wide range of Heidelberg prepress, press and postpress equipment. The PMDC is the largest Heidelberg demonstration center in the world dedicated to the print media industry. The center features the latest technologies for today’s printers and will serve as the venue for hands-on tutorials on a full range of prepress, press and postpress equipment and workflow solutions that are designed to help printers achieve increased efficiency and profitability.