Visitors to the Heidelberg Info Days at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site enjoyed not one, but two world premieres.
Held at the beginning of March, the event showcased the extended coating unit and UV technology abilities of the eight-colour Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor perfector and a five-colour Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor.
Heidelberg demonstrated two further configuration levels of its Anicolor technology for the cost-effective production of short runs. The Speedmaster SX 52 Anicolor has been available as a perfecting press since 2008 and as a UV press since 2010.
The Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor celebrated its premiere at Drupa 2012 and since then has proved its worth to commercial and, in particular, packaging printers. In small and medium formats, the zone-less Anicolor technology impresses with rapid inking-up that produces saleable sheets from the 20th print sheet onward. Users say it reduces waste by up to 90 percent and supports very short make-ready times.