Here’s a look at some of Heidelberg’s new products targeted at the packaging printing segment
With rising customer expectations, packaging printers need to up the ante to fulfill increasingly complex requirements while staying profitable. Here’s a look at some of the new Heidelberg offerings that are aimed at the packaging segment.
Speedmaster XL 75 with Anicolor technology
The recently introduced Speedmaster XL 75 with Anicolor inking unit technology promises 90 percent less paper waste, 50 percent shorter make ready times, and 50 percent higher productivity than a conventional press.
Anicolor technology has been a proven success in the market since its introduction in 2006. With the Speedmaster XL 75, Heidelberg extends this offering to the 50 x 70 cm format. Because of its quick and stable inking-up, printers can achieve OK sheets after only ten sheets, and be assured of exceptional quality. The inking unit ensures that uniform amounts of ink are transferred even without operators having to spend much time adjusting the settings. This makes the press perfect for short and very short runs in commercial and packaging printing.
The Speedmaster XL 75 runs at production speeds of 15,000 sheets per hour. The fully automated Preset Plus Feeder and Air Transfer System in the printing units ensure uninterrupted sheet travel, and AutoPlate XL allows quick job changes, translating into higher productivity for your print shop. The press has ergonomic controls and integrates fully with the Prinect workflow, thus enabling better process optimization.
Linoprint DriveLine F
In the area of digital printing, Heidelberg introduced the Linoprint Driveline F UV inkjet printing system, for inline and near line integration in packaging lines. Driveline F allows for the high quality but cost-effective production of short to medium runs. It offers a great deal of flexibility, and can easily handle both continuous and intermittent operation.
It is perfect for variable printing of labels, aluminum blister and plastic foils, and folding boxes. This makes it well suited for the pharmaceutical and medical engineering industries.
The latest addition to Heidelberg’s packaging portfolio, the Linoprint L runs paper, plastics, foils and pressure-sensitive label stock at speeds of upto 50 m/min (per print head), and produces upto 1800 dpi optical resolution. Operators can double the print speed and resolution by changing the arrangement of the print heads.
The Linoprint L uses a single print technology instead of a combination of technologies. It is excellent for variable label printing, allowing printers to maintain consistently high print quality across the entire speed range, while ensuring cost efficient operation. Linoprint L product range is available in India within 12 – 18 months from now. These new offerings by Heidelberg help you increase your productivity and offer a broader range of applications to your customers.