Highlights at the exhibition in Dusseldorf include the Primefire 106, an inkjet press developed with Fuji.
The Primefire is designed to combine the sheet transport expertise of Heidelberg and the inkjet know-how of Fujifilm. The press, which can handle cartonboard up to 0.8mm thick, uses food safe inks. It comprises paper preconditioning, a seven-colour inkjet unit with Samba printheads and a coater.
The Primefire is driven by the Prinect Digital Front End, allowing packaging printers to optimise digital workflow and colour quality.
Also on show is a dedicated Speedmaster packaging offset press featuring the new 65 inch diameter Wallscreen XL 2 with Intellistart 2 software which offers more help to the operator and reduces the number of steps to full production.
Heidelberg also highlighted its collaboration with Masterwork on the newly launched Powermatrix 106 CSB.
This is a high-performance die cutter which complements the existing Easymatrix 106 C/CS and Promatrix 106 CS die cutter. A highlight of the Powermatrix 106 CSB is the MasterSet optical sheet register system, which dynamically alters the position of the sheet to ensure perfect alignment of the printed image and the die-cutting tool.
Other headliners were the DuoPress FCSB which allows printers to combine foiling, embossing and/or die-cutting in the two platen sections and produce work, traditionally produced in two processes, in one pass at 6,000 sheets per hour.
The Diana Eye is an offline inspection system. It was developed for the Chinese cigarette carton market and has the ability to read print, holograms, coating, embossing and small specific areas such as barcodes, by using multiple cameras, different light sources and reading angles.
Diana Smart 55 (for pharma and other small carton work) and 115C (for universal straightline, lockbottom, four and six-corner cartons) top and tail the existing Diana Smart 80, strengthening this family of mid-range folder gluers.
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