• Heidelberg transforms market requirements into profitable solutions.
Heidelberg has published the first of four volumes of "A Guide to Heidelberg Packaging," a unique handbook showcasing Heidelberg's portfolio of innovative packaging solutions, with a focus on folding carton and label production.
The first volume, available for download now, features an introduction to Heidelberg Packaging and product information on Heidelberg sheetfed presses, Prinect press products, Star System peripherals, and environmental press solutions. Subsequent volumes will focus on Prinect Prepress Software, Suprasetter CtP, and Production Data & Reporting Tools (May); Consumables Optimization and Technical, Performance & Consultative Services (June); and Diecutters & Folder Gluers (July). As structured, "A Guide to Heidelberg Packaging" provides a useful overview of Heidelberg's entire portfolio, based on facts relating to the development of the packaging market, as well as current and future trends.
One-Stop Shop for All Your Packaging Needs
From prepress and workflow, to 29", 40" and VLF sheetfed, to postpress and finishing, Heidelberg offers tailored solutions for the entire value-added chain in packaging printing, including associated services and consulting support. As the only manufacturer to offer end-to-end production and software solutions for packaging, Heidelberg focuses on what packaging printers—single-shift or high-volume—expect to achieve in terms of quality, brand value, and responsiveness to customer needs. Heidelberg is the one-stop shop for a complete packaging solution.
Heidelberg's integrated solution portfolio gives it around 40 percent of the global packaging printing market in the folding carton and label segment. A highlight of Heidelberg's press portfolio is the Speedmaster XL 106. With an output of 18,000 sheets per hour, the XL 106 was designed specifically for industrialized packaging printing. Special options include a variety of unusual surface finishes for eye-catching packaging that stands out at the point of sale, along with custom configurations designed especially for packaging printing. These include the FoilStar cold foil module for applying foil finishes inline. Heidelberg's 57" Speedmaster XL 145 and 64" XL 162 large-format packaging presses are ideal for cost-efficient production at any run length.
Workflow, Process Control and Value-Added Services
Heidelberg's Prinect Packaging Workflow lays the foundation for fully integrated, efficient and sustainable packaging printing. By ensuring consistently high print quality, short makeready times, and minimal waste, Prinect Packaging Workflow optimizes administration, data handling, and business management in packaging production from the design stage through finishing.
Packaging printers must meet particularly high standards when it comes to the process reliability of their equipment. Inspecting repeats to spot the tiniest of errors is especially important in pharmaceutical packaging to provide the necessary security. To ensure process reliability, Heidelberg offers multiple safeguards in both press and postpress applications with high-tech automatic process monitoring systems.
Building on its long history of innovation in packaging, Heidelberg also offers several new, value-added solutions and segment-specific services geared to reducing downtimes, ensuring consistently high productivity and achieving top quality, reproducible results in a single, end-to-end workflow. These and other topics will be discussed in forthcoming volumes of "A Guide to Heidelberg Packaging."
Heidelberg transforms the packaging market's requirements into profitable solutions.