Heidelberg Outlines New Upgrades For Versafire

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Heidelberger Druckmaschinen (Heidelberg) has outlined a number of new features for its Versafire digital printing family.

After introducing the neon yellow spot colour, the company is introducing another spot colour: neon pink. Doing this, Versafire CV owners are able to deliver even brighter posters, dazzling party invitations and bills, eye-catching advertising leaflets, even in short runs, with or without personalisation, and most importantly in a most cost-effective way. The neon toner glows under UV light, enabling it to attract even more attention and add unexpected touches to printing applications in the digital printing field.

In total, four additional toners can be used each in addition to CYMK: high-opacity white, varnish for full-area or spot coating, neon yellow and neon pink. The operator can realise the applications quickly and confidently, by using the new Prinect Digital Frontend Version 2018 features or using the PDF-Toolbox. The toner can also be retrofitted to all Heidelberg Linoprint CV or Versafire CV printing systems with five colour configuration. The neon pink toner will be available later this year.

To enable every Versafire user to print outstanding results, Heidelberg offers a new training programme that includes an innovative and exclusive Media Management Tool for the Prinect DFE, to quickly set up, save and recall all media settings for complex substrates. Once a new substrate is set up by the operator, the corresponding settings can be saved and recalled anytime. The settings can be exchanged between Versafire machines. This enables Versafire users to broaden their range of printing substrates, realising a minimum on make-ready time and to stay ahead of competition.

The Prinect Digital Frontend, specifically developed for the Versafire digital printing system, provides uncompromising support for the printing process: shortest production times, fast job changes and various personalisation options. The Versafire family can be fully integrated into Prinect. The new version 2018 version features a new montage editor, a speed enhanced preview function and an improved user interface design, where customer feedback was significantly incorporated.

A further example of how professional functions from the world of offset printing can be successfully transferred to digital printing is the Production Manager Digital. Customers are able to enjoy professional functions, such as the possibility to integrate the digital printing workflow into their offset workflow or connection of their open (B2C) or closed (B2B) web-shops. The integration of the customers, the uploading and downloading of data, as well as the automatic processing of data, can be realised via the Prinect portal. In addition, automatic version updates, also of the Prinect Digital Frontend, are possible with the Production Manager Digital.

Analyze Point provides numerous reports based on job and production data to keep an eye on day-to-day production and also make longer-term decisions on the basis of key figures. These reports provide a comprehensive overview of the jobs currently in production and the long-term production outlook.

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