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Heidelberg to ‘fire’ up Drupa with digital kit

Heidelberg will use this year’s edition of Drupa as a catalyst to boost interest in its new range of digital print technology, a launch that could see the traditional litho manufacturer make major waves in other areas of the industry

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Heidelberg’s new Primefire B1 inkjet press had been developed in partnership with Fujifilm

Visitors to the Heidelberg stand in Hall 1 of the show can catch a glimpse of the Primefire B1 inkjet press, jointly developed with Fujifilm, as well as the Omnifire 250—formerly Jetpress Dimension—4D press.

Also on display will be the Labelfire—the recently launched Gallus DCS 340—as well as Versafire CP and CV technology, formerly known as Linoprint.

CEO Gerold Linzbach, chief executive of Heidelberg, comments: “We will take our industry into a new digital era by stepping up our investment in the digital and services growth segments. 

“Our customers expect us to deliver added value and enhanced business opportunities, and we are actively helping them make the transformation to a digitised future.”

Our customers expect us to deliver added value and enhanced business opportunities, and we are actively helping them make the transformation to a digitised future

Gerard Heanue, managing director of Heidelberg UK, picks up on this point by explaining that the new digital technology will offer customers a wider choice of solutions.

Heanue continues: “In offset we can offer conventional, UV, LED-UV, LE-UV and Anicolor. 

“Now in digital we are positioning ourselves to have an equally comprehensive portfolio and Heidelberg UK is immensely excited about Drupa where printers will be able to view new options and to seek expert help that will enable them to make the right choices for their application and their business moving forward. 

Now in digital we are positioning ourselves to have an equally comprehensive portfolio and Heidelberg UK is immensely excited about Drupa where printers will be able to view new options and to seek expert help that will enable them to make the right choices for their application and their business moving forward

“They will also see that we have the workflows, consumables and services to support them effectively.”

Primefire offers an industrial solution that is suitable for the packaging market as well as commercial sectors, while Omnifire technology is capable of printing directly onto objects, with Heidelberg expecting to further expand this range in the near future.

The Gallus Labelfire runs at 50m/min at 1,200dpi, while the Versafire CP and CV are best suited to short run and personalised commercial printing.

The launch could prove a critical moment in Heidelberg’s history, with the firm having previously focused its efforts on the litho print sector.

Should the move go well, Heidelberg could serve as a massive threat to other manufacturers already established in the digital sector. 

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