Anicolor technology from Heidelberg for profitable short-run printing
How can I make money as a printer in the Internet age? At the end of January, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG demonstrated a possible answer to some 150 customers at its Anicolor Days event. Under the slogan “The profitable way to faster inking-up”, the company showed how Anicolor can reduce paper waste to a tenth of its previous level and make even short runs profitable again.
More than 250 print shops worldwide are already using the inking unit technology launched in 2006 to deliver a cost-effective response to ever shorter print runs and frequent job changes.
Anicolor in figures means: 90 – 50 – 50. Up to 90 percent less paper waste, makeready times cut by half, and productivity increased by 50 percent. This applies to both formats for which Heidelberg offers Anicolor technology – small (35 x 50 centimeters/13.78 x 19.69 inches) and medium (50 x 70 centimeters/19.69 x 27.56 inches). Medienhaus Reuffurth is one of the first print shops to use the Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor. Even in the field test, paper waste was 65 percent lower than with the conventional Speedmaster XL 75.
What’s more, this offset technology works perfectly with the digital printing solutions offered by Heidelberg. For example, drucken 123 – Offsetdruck Müller combines a Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor with the Linoprint C 751 digital printing system and the Prinect workflow to successful effect. Hybrid production is used for one in six print jobs at this print shop. Non-variable contents such as the inside pages of a brochure are produced on the Anicolor using offset printing. The variable data on the cover is printed on the Linoprint.
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