Offset Printing - Sheet-Fed
In a global survey of more than 1,000 customers, Heidelberg identified four key areas that sum up the challenges in the print industry.
A number of in-plants have added sheetfed offset presses in recent years, despite clear evidence that production inkjet printing is growing in popularity. So what gives? Do they have a point?
Heidelberg's management board has adopted a previously announced action package to reduce structural costs and improve profitability. The company plans to cease production on unprofitable businesses and reduce its global workforce by up to 2,000 jobs, among other strategic moves.
The delay of drupa won't stop Heidelberg from launching a range of technologies that incorporate artificial intelligence, process optimization and intelligent productivity. Executives offer a sneak peak at these technologies, stressing how Heidelberg is taking the “smart print shop” into a new dimension.
Hobby Lobby has installed a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 press with UV capabilities, along with Heidelberg’s Saphira Consumables and Heidelberg Assistant, an intelligent online program of data driven smart services.
All Speedmaster drupa 2020 models, in both small, medium, and large format, will be equipped as standard with new Push to Stop functionalities and a cloud connection. Also premiering will be fully automatic “Plate to Unit” printing plate logistics, which reduces the operator’s workload and ensures higher process reliability.
New offset presses have been going in at in-plants all over the country lately. The latest addition is a five-color RMGT Series 9 offset press with a coater. But which in-plant added this monster?
Though many in-plants have shut down their offset presses to concentrate on printing smaller runs on digital devices, the University of Nebraska has gone in the opposite direction.