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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The all-in-one solution.

The Speedmaster SX 52 is one of a kind in A3 format. Equipped with the latest technology, and tried and tested with over 40,000 units sold, it provides an alternative way for print shops to compete with web-to-print and digital printing.

Open up new markets: the Speedmaster SX 52 sets standards whether with UV technology for premium finishing treatments, with the Anicolor short inking unit for short production runs and minimal paper waste, or as an eight-color or perfecting press.

Both smaller and large print shops can benefit from the Speedmaster SX 52. It is designed for high productivity with printing speeds of up to 15,000 sheets per hour.

Thanks to the Prinect Press Center 2 control station, it is easy to operate and can be integrated into the Prinect workflow.

Another plus: each Speedmaster SX 52 is backed up by the comprehensive service offering from Heidelberg. This enables you to get the most from your printing press at all times thanks to perfectly coordinated consumables, maintenance, remote functions, and an international service and spare parts network.

Count on the Speedmaster SX 52, either with a custom configuration or as a special edition press at attractive terms.

Enjoy the confidence of a triple investment: in a press that will retain its value, in top quality, and in outstanding economy.

[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”5513,5512″ img_size=”full” onclick=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”The machine control station. Prinect Press Center 2.” tab_id=”1527743418553-d4b590ac-06b2″][vc_column_text]Ease of operation paired with intelligent automation, unique assistance systems, and excellent data management create the perfect conditions for sustainable efficient production.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”The feeder (1) – The first step to successful production.” tab_id=”1527743418634-a65cba51-60d4″][vc_column_text]Short makeready times:

  • Central suction tape eliminates the need for additional paper guiding elements
  • Preset function enables the remotely adjustable pull lay to adapt to the relevant format

High productivity:

  • Front lays can be engaged and disengaged individually – for problem-free processing, even with difficult substrates
  • Lateral sheet separation blowers to separate sheets more cleanly from the pile
  • Speed-compensated blast air for reliable sheet separation at any speed
  • Venturi technology at the front lays for optimum sheet positioning
  • Transfer grippers acting from below support reliable sheet transport at maximum speeds with all substrates
  • Non-stop device for continuous production
  • It is possible to process envelopes in single-sheet mode without additional
  • The feeder can process a wide range of formats and substrates and ensures quick job changes

High level of usability:

  • The Prinect Press Center 2 makes it simple for you to control all the feeder functions and saves you time
  • Feeder operation is intuitive and therefore easy to pick up

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”The printing unit – Designed to Deliver Top-Quality Results” tab_id=”1527743550001-098b36ed-42f1″][vc_column_text]Short makeready times:

  • The plate changer AutoPlate (4) works quickly and precisely and saves valuable makeready time – all without the need for tools.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”The inking unit (5) and the dampening system (6) – focus on precision” tab_id=”1527743601306-7a089758-effe”][vc_column_text]Short makeready times:

  • Ink fountain liner for fast and clean ink changeover
  • Preset function for adopting ink presettings
  • Automatic adjustment of the inking form rollers and dampening form roller in the case of diagonal register correction

High productivity:

  • Color Fast Solution speeds up the inking unit response by 50 to 70 percent
  • The inking units react extremely quickly to color adjustments
  • Automatic inking roller washup device for outstanding results
  • Speed-compensated Alcolor dampening system for a stable ink/water balance, with Vario function to prevent hickeys for high quality
  • Color Assistant Pro for fully automated monitoring of the ink fountain liner, self-calibration of the ink zones, and automatic adjustment of characteristic curves for high-precision ink metering

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Sheet travel and perfecting device – perfect sheet reversal, smooth guidance” tab_id=”1527743645481-29392431-c31e”][vc_column_text]High Productivity:

  • Perfecting device (2) with fully automated changeover for fast job changes – Fully automated changeover of the perfecting device takes less than a minute.
  • Eccentric rotary suckers and a patented pincer gripper system ensure register-accurate transfer during sheet reversal
  • PerfectJacket Blue with a special surface coating for outstanding perfecting quality and a longer service life
  • TransferJacket Blue (3) with a special surface coating for mark-free sheet travel
  • Closed transfer cylinders with sheet guide plates for optimum sheet travel
  • Adjustable transfer cylinders to optimize sheet travel when switching between thin and very thick substrates
  • Wide range of substrate thicknesses up to 0.60 mm (0.0236 in)
  • Tried-and-tested cylinder concept ensures smooth sheet travel with a wide range of substrates
  • Plate, blanket, and impression cylinders with enhanced surfaces are wear-resistant and easy to clean

High level of usability:

  • All the key functions, such as changeover of the fully automated perfecting device, are controlled centrally via the high-performance Prinect Press Center 2 control station.


  • Thanks to its cylinder concept the sheet travel only needs minimal air support. This is an important contribution to save valuable resources.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Automated washup devices – Great Washing Results” tab_id=”1527743684706-6ec909f4-a79b”][vc_column_text]High productivity:

  • The automatic washup devices (7) for the inking unit and blanket and impression cylinders ensure short washup times with customizable washup programs.

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Short makeready times:

  • Chambered blade system (8) with easily exchangeable screen rollers for precise and stable coating application, in particular for spot coatings and special coatings

High productivity:

  • Processing of UV coatings for unique high-gloss effects and excellent rub resistance
  • Usage of either blankets or coating plates
  • The protective coating option gets you to the finishing stage faster, thereby reducing throughput times for your jobs.
  • Ablilty to offer customers elaborate spot and metallic coatings of a consistently high quality.

High level of usability:

  • Elevating coating unit that can be moved away from the printing area to ensure smooth sheet travel for jobs with no coating and better accessibility during cleaning operations
  • Central control, available with remote control of circumferential, lateral, and diagonal registers, at the Prinect Press Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”The drying technology” tab_id=”1527743774226-d1d45f78-e9e1″][vc_column_text]High productivity:

  • DryStar Coating (9) – Infrared and hot-air drying for excellent results in challenging coating applications
  • The dryer output can be matched automatically to the printing speed.


  • The outstanding drying performance of our drying systems enables rapid progress to the finishing stage.


  • Highly efficient drying with DryStar Coating saves you valuable energy and helps protect the environment.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”The delivery – Perfection all the way to the pile.” tab_id=”1527743850058-a517e27d-e384″][vc_column_text]High productivity:

  • Individually adjustable, speed-compensated sheet brakes for precise slowing of sheets
  • Non-stop device for continuous production
  • Air panels incorporating a sheet brake with suction tape for optimum sheet guidance with long perfecting presses
  • Motorized adjustment of the gripper opening cam helps optimize sheet depositing for various substrates and speeds
  • Piles with neatly aligned edges reduce paper waste by preventing problems at the postpress stage.
  • Using a numbering, imprinting, or perforating device opens up a wide range of job options

High level of usability:

  • The ergonomic delivery control panel and the Prinect Press Center complement each other perfectly and optimize machine setup.

High-pile delivery (10):

  • Venturi nozzle technology for contact-free, air-cushioned sheet guiding
  • The high-pile delivery results in fewer pile changes during long print runs than a standard delivery.

Standard delivery:

  • Ideal for short to medium runs
  • Delivery drum covered with Super Blue for mark-free sheet travel



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