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Heidelberg helps small and medium-sized print shops towards an integrated production

Press release from the issuing company

At IPEX 2010, which is taking place in Birmingham in the U.K. from May 18 to 25, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be showcasing its Prinect-S compact workflow integration solution. Prinect-S is perfect for small and medium-sized print shops that are looking for a quick and reliable introduction to lean print production. Users benefit from all the key basic functions required to combine prepress and pressroom management in a single print shop workflow. Prinect-S offers automated prepress with PDF processing, layout creation, and proof/plate output plus management of all print jobs, including ink presetting. As with other Prinect solutions, the system adopts a completely job-specific approach. Job data in JDF format can be transferred from MIS systems to Prinect-S. What's more, the Prinect Cockpit enables users to check the status of all print jobs in prepress and the pressroom at any time.

To output data as a proof or on a printing plate, Prinect-S uses another new product being unveiled at IPEX 2010 - the Prinect Renderer. This innovation supports all the screening processes familiar from Prinect MetaDimension as well as the paper stretch compensation function optimized for sheetfed printing.

All Prinect-S functions can be installed and operated on a single computer. Like other Prinect solutions, the system is operated using a standardized user interface - the Prinect Cockpit.

"Prinect-S is a response to the wish expressed by many small and medium-sized print shops for a cost-effective and straightforward gateway to integrated print production. The compact system offers users all necessary functions, enabling them to process print jobs efficiently and transparently," explains Marcel Kiessling, Member of the Management Board responsible for Heidelberg Services.

Heidelberg offers customers with Prinect Prepress Interface the attractive option of a package for migration to Prinect-S.

If required, Prinect-S can be retrofitted with the full range of Prinect functions.