Speedmaster Xl 105 with perfecting device delivers impressive performance in a single pass

- We are keen to offer our customers higher quality and shorter delivery times - explains Jack McGrath, Vice President Sales & Marketing at DS Graphics. - Production in a single pass and the reduction in paper waste achieved by the high level of automation also help make our printing operations more sustainable - adds McGrath, who is an advocate of green printing. A workforce of over 180 produces commercial products for industry and offers a range of services based on a complete solution from Heidelberg that includes the Suprasetter 105, other Speedmaster presses, Stahlfolder folders, and a Polar cutter.

Sustainability was one of the key criteria for Rolf Ottesen AS Grafisk Produksjon in Oslo. This print shop will take delivery of Norway’s first Speedmaster XL 105 with perfecting device early this year and intends to continue the policy adopted for its two existing Speedmaster CD 102 four-color presses by operating the eight-color press using alcohol-free production methods. The new press is equipped with Prinect Inpress Control for quick makeready and a minimum of paper waste. The print shop is also investing in a Stahlfolder KH 82 with automated cross-fold unit - another innovation unveiled at drupa 2008.

The company is relocating to a new production hall to allow the Ottesen print shop and the Joker Grafisk AS print shop to combine their production operations. Both companies use the Prinect workflow. The Speedmaster XL 105-P will be supplied complete with Prinect Pressroom Manager, and all equipment in the new hall will be connected to the Prinect Integration System.

- Thanks to the largest investment in our company’s history, we are very well placed for the future - states owner Per Ottesen.

The Speedmaster SM 102 with perfecting device has dominated the 70 x 100 centimeter (27.56 x 39.37 inch) format long perfector market for many years. More than 1,500 presses with eight or more printing units have been installed worldwide. With the Speedmaster XL 105-P, Heidelberg is expanding its product range in this format, appealing to customers who value maximum productivity and cost efficiency.

The fully automatic perfecting device and comprehensive automation of numerous process steps help minimize makeready times and raise productivity levels. The new high-performance Prinect Press Center control station and the brand new Sheetfed Control press control system deliver simple and central press control. The innovative Intellistart process-oriented operator guidance system also helps deliver shorter makeready times during job changes.