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Heidelberg Unveils New Saphira Quickplate 46 And Other Consumables

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, September 28, 2003 – Heidelberg today announced the expansion of its wide range of high quality, value added Consumable Products to include the newest Heidelberg Consumable product, the Saphira Quickplate 46. The New Saphira Quickplate 46 with the Quickmaster DI 46 produces press sheets that are cleaner, sharper and have superior consistency. The Saphira Quickplate 46 has a special unique design that allows the QM DI to produce jobs that are well defined with hard-edged structures that are extremely accurate and consistent and are capable of run lengths in excess of 20,000 impressions. Several Heidelberg Consumable products such as the Saphira Violet Plate, the Cristala Quickplate Silver Polyester Plate and Heidelberg's Consumable Proofing solutions can be bundled with Heidelberg equipment solution systems to lower the cost of ownership for Heidelberg customers. Also being demonstrated at Graph Expo are the capabilities of Heidelberg’s Online Shop. The Heidelberg Online Shop was created to give Heidelberg customers the option to order consumables online and other products without ever leaving their home 24 hours a day. This reduces down time and provides the customer with convenience and an easy to use system. Heidelberg Consumable products are helping to increase productivity and can be used on a variety of Heidelberg equipment solutions ranging from Press, Prepress and Postpress systems. Heidelberg will be demonstrating the following Consumable solutions at Graph Expo: - Cristala Polyester Plate – Imaged on the new Quicksetter 300E, printed on Printmaster QM 46 - Saphira Quickplate 46 – Running on the QM 46 DI - Saphira Violet Plate - Imaged on the Prosetter 102 CtP system - Saphira Proofing Paper – Contract proofing paper and dual sided imposition paper used on the HP 5500 & HP 10 systems - Heidelberg Perfect Dot Blankets – Running on the following Heidelberg Sheet fed Presses: Printmaster QM 46, PM 52, Quickmaster DI Pro and Speedmaster SM 52, Speedmaster SM 74, Speedmaster SM 102 “As with all consumables from Heidelberg, these products have been carefully chosen to provide the optimum performance of Heidelberg equipment solutions,” stated Rick Boggess, director of consumables for Heidelberg USA. “In addition, Heidelberg, in cooperation with the world's leading consumable manufacturers, is continually developing new Consumable products designed to enhance Heidelberg's solution offerings that provide a high level of performance.”