Heidelberg to launch Digital front end

Heidelberg is to release its own digital front end and is hosting a Dedicated To Digital open house to show it off on 17th June this year.

Jim Todd, sales director, explained: “Our dedicated Heidelberg Digital Front End will be a key differentiator in the market. The renderer mirrors the dots laid down on a plate for litho applications which means the colour and quality match will be first rate.”

He added: “Prepress and digital workflows will be brought together into one common interface. Heidelberg will link the Linoprint CV and CP devices to a Management Information System (Tharstern) and Web2Print solution (ROI 360). The Heidelberg Prinect workflow will calculate the appropriate level of automation based on the value of order, customer relationship and quality of the supplied artwork. This combined and integrated Front End reduces errors, improves results, brings a noticeably faster job flow and builds in business sense and transparency to the digital process.”

The DFE will drive Heidelberg’s digital presses, the Linoprint CP and CV, which are rebadged Ricoh models, and which will be demonstated at the open house. Three jobs will be produced during the two key demonstrations (scheduled for 11am and 2.30pm): a simple two page leaflet; a complex hybrid job with a digital cover and litho text; and a “bomb”, the term for orders which combine print and other products such as a box of golf balls.

Heidelberg has also invited partner vendors, including ROI 360 (web to print), Tharstern (MIS), Polar (cutting solutions), Morgana (finishing) and the Magic Touch (combining print and other products to add sales value).

Lunch will be available as well as light refreshments during the day. Anyone interested in digital printing solutions is welcome to attend and they can book at http://www.heievents.co.uk

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