- Customers boost added value with coating application
- Short-run printing: New coating unit available for Speedmaster SM 52 and Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor
- Small footprint
- Eco-friendly operation thanks to lower energy requirements and less waste
- A choice of two coating systems - two-roller or chambered blade system
- New: DryStar Coating dryer for Speedmaster SM 52
At IPEX 2010, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be unveiling a Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor with new high-pile delivery and a new coating unit featuring the DryStar Coating dryer for short-run printing. The new coating unit has been specially designed for full-area protective or gloss coatings and provides users with an entry-level coating solution. It is aimed at small to medium-sized commercial print shops that can use it to enhance their added value through additional coating applications as well as getting to the finishing stage faster. In addition to purely protective coating, it is also possible to apply matt, gloss, and drip-off coatings. Print shops can stand out from the crowd through short delivery times, high quality, and cost-effective production, particularly in small-format printing.
Entry-level press meets customer needs
The Speedmaster SM 52 with coating unit and an extended high-pile delivery with DryStar Combination dryer system consisting of two dryer modules has been a popular choice with users since it was launched onto the market in 2000. Its high output has made it the benchmark in the 35 x 50 cm (13.78 x 19.69 in) format.
The success of the Speedmaster SM 52 has resulted in a 25 percent increase in quality requirements for print products with coatings in each of the last three years. Customers operating with only a limited amount of space are also keen to benefit from this option. Heidelberg has responded to these increased quality requirements by developing an entry-level machine for coating applications with high-pile delivery. This new development comprises the DryStar Coating dryer system for Speedmaster SM 52, which consists of a module with an infrared/hot-air dryer. The new machine is over 80 centimeters (31.50 inches) shorter and therefore requires less space and less energy, which in turn helps the environment.
This new coating solution will be available for the Speedmaster SM 52 and Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor for four- or five-color models from the end of 2010. Optimum results are possible with the Saphira coatings tested by Heidelberg.
Tried-and-tested coating technology
A choice of two coating systems is available for the new coating unit - the two-roller system if the amounts and types of coating change frequently and the chambered blade system for precisely defined and reproducible quantities of coating. The new DryStar Coating dryer module is integrated via a CanBus interface into the Prinect Press Center, from where it can be easily controlled. The efficient round-nozzle system, which is already being used successfully for Speedmaster XL 105 dryer modules, ensures more effective drying in conjunction with hot-air technology, while also consuming less power.
Graphic 1: Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor with new coating unit
At IPEX 2010, Heidelberg will be unveiling a Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor with new coating unit and high-pile delivery with new DryStar Coating dryer for short-run printing.
Graphic 2: Speedmaster SM 52 with new coating unit
The Speedmaster SM 52 with new coating unit has been developed as an entry-level press for coating applications with high-pile delivery. This new development incorporates the DryStar Coating dryer system for the Speedmaster SM 52. The new unit requires less space and energy, which in turn helps the environment.
SOURCE: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG