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at the Heidelberg Print Media Academy during PrintEx

Monday, 09 October 2006
By Print 21 Online Article

Heidelberg today leads the world in digital printing products offering solutions for variable data printing through to high quality direct imaging for offset production.

As part of the company’s activities surrounding PrintEx03 in May, Heidelberg Australia & New Zealand will offer customers the opportunity to visit the Heidelberg Print Media Academy at Waterloo to view what is being billed as the Print Shop of the Future. “Our display at the Waterloo showroom will clearly demonstrate our capabilities to deliver a fully digital workflow across the whole printshop,” said Peter Barnet, Marketing Manager, Heidelberg Australia & New Zealand (pictured).

“The Print Shop of the Future will provide the perfect opportunity for printers to see the digital workflow in action during PrintEx03. We encourage printers to take advantage of this unique demonstration and get up to speed with the latest options in the digital environment.”

A full range of printing technology
On display and being demonstrated live at the Waterloo showroom will be the leading solutions in prepress and press integration with single digital systems. Guest will see such products as the brand new Quickmaster (QM) 46 DI with new stream feeder and smart spooling being put through its paces. The QM 46 DI opens up a whole new dimension in productivity – and profitability, too. The Quickmaster DI Pro allows digital data to be loaded directly into the press, eliminating costly and time-consuming intermediate steps.

As part of Heidelberg’s A2 market offerings, the Speedmaster 74 DI offers innovative direct imaging technology combined with the legendary Heidelberg Speedmaster conventional offset quality. This combination provides unique new opportunities to serve the dynamic market of short run colour with the highest offset quality and visitors to the Waterloo showroom will also see this press in action.

“When Heidelberg first launched Direct Imaging Technology with the QMDI range we opened the doors for printers to access new markets and drive growth without sacrificing the offset quality their customers were accustomed to,” said Andreas Sommer, Head of Solutions Centre-Sheetfed.

“Now with the SM 74 DI, the offer is further extended to enable a greater range of jobs to be produced profitably owing to its larger format and ability to turnaround jobs even more speedily with increased flexibility. The SM 74 DI is an attractive option for printers who want to focus on serving the market for short colour runs, gain greater flexibility and implement a digital workflow.”

In keeping with the digital theme, customers will also be able to view the impressive NexPress 2100 in action. This remarkable press, which was released onto the Australian market in March, is spearheaded by the NexStation, the operator console that enables the production process to be monitored in ‘real time’.

The NexPress 2100 is a digital offset press and offers technology unequalled in the market. The technology is based on the dry ink principle providing a wide colour gamut and facilitating extremely quick turnaround time.

“We are giving customers the chance to view the entire digital workflow in one location and this presents an unprecedented opportunity for printers who are keen to learn more about the future of printing,” said Barnet, pictured.

How to see The Print Shop of the Future

Heidelberg will host the The Print Shop of the Future breakfast sessions on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th May. Buses will run from Darling Harbour hotels to take interstate customers to the company’s Waterloo showroom.

Free pick up from Darling Harbour Hotel will be arranged from 7:15am onwards, for our out of town visitors and Sydney customers joining on at Waterloo, at the Print Media Academy will receive discount parking.

Breakfast bonus

To add a little fun to the experience, and in keeping with the Heidelberg’s PrintEx theme of “catch us if you can”, attendees to the breakfasts will have the chance to win a Pioneer DV355 Silver DVD Player valued at $400 on both days.

“Everyone likes to be given the opportunity to win a prize and the new Pioneer slim line DVD player exemplifies state-of-the-art technology which is what the Print Shop of the Future is all about. We welcome our customers and guests to come and see where the industry is heading and how to maximise their own opportunities,” said Peter Barnet.

Attendance at the breakfast sessions is by registration only. To register, or for further information, contact Jenny Faddel on 02. 9318 5222 or

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