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Initial Deliveries of Prinect Inspection Control to Start February 2007

Press release from the issuing company

12/08/2006 -- From February 2007 onwards, Heidelberg will start rolling out Prinect Inspection Control, its measuring unit for reliable and efficient sheet inspection for the Speedmaster XL 105 and CD 102 models. Prinect Inspection Control, which was unveiled at the last Ipex trade show in Birmingham, UK, is aimed mainly at packaging printers in the pharmaceutical and branded goods sectors, label printers, and print shops specializing in producing security documents. Prinect Inspection Control uses two high-resolution RGB (red-green-blue) cameras to detect tiny printing errors, such as hickeys, missing print, ink splashes, streaks, and scratches. During production, color and coating deviations, smudging, and scumming can also be detected by the operator and remedied quickly and reliably. The new device also detects paper errors. Print shops for the pharmaceutical sector and producers of branded goods can ensure consistently high quality without any loss of productivity while also minimizing waste and postprocessing costs. Prinect Inspection Control is fully integrated in the coating unit of Speedmaster presses and positioned so closely to the sheet travel that high-quality inspection is possible right up to the rear edge of the sheet. Excellent inspection quality is also assured by the torsion-free design of the unit. The 0.25 x 0.25 millimeter (0.0098 x 0.0098 inch) resolution results in a sensitivity to object defects that is four times higher than rival systems in terms of both sheet length and sheet width. A tape inserter integrated into the delivery reliably identifies sheets as defective. "Prinect Inspection Control meets the need of large numbers of printshops to ensure consistently high-end quality for their products and complete monitoring and documentation of the entire run without compromising on productivity. At the same time, the sheet inspection system enhances the colorimeters from Heidelberg, as it also reliably detects print and paper errors," says Dr. J¸rgen Rautert, Board Member responsible for Engineering and Manufacturing at Heidelberg.

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