Some four years ago, Langenthal-based Swiss print shop Merkur Druck AG invested in a Speedmaster XL 105-5+LX2 from Heidelberg. Since then, the press has notched up an impressive total of around 100 million print sheets. Now the company has signed a contract with Heidelberg Switzerland for a second Speedmaster XL 105 in six-color configuration with perfecting device after the second printing unit and chambered doctor blade coating technology. The print shop chose another Heidelberg press mainly because of the net output achieved on the Speedmaster XL 105-5+LX2 and the high standard of consulting and service provided by Heidelberg Switzerland. Peter Germann, Head of Sheetfed Printing and Postpress, singles out Prinect Inpress Control for the measurement and regulation of color and register, end-to-end preset functions and high availability as being key to the quality and cost-efficiency that Merkur Druck AG has been able to achieve with the Speedmaster XL 105.
When the second Peak Performance class press is taken into service this summer, the print shop's competitiveness will receive an extra boost as productivity in industrial sheetfed offset printing is further increased and significant cost savings are achieved in terms of power consumption and paper waste. Merkur Druck AG has learned from experience over the last four years that all of these objectives can be achieved with XL technology and the efficient Star peripherals for dryer operation, air supply, and the processing of dampening solution.