• The Speedmaster sheetfed offset press
    The Speedmaster sheetfed offset press

Printing press manufacturer Heidelberg is concentrating on end-to-end digitised solutions in sheetfed offset printing in the growing labels sector.

The company’s Speedmaster sheetfed offset presses, the XL 106-DD rotary die cutter, and the label systems of Heidelberg partner Polar are perfect for making wet-glue labels, cut-and-stack labels, and also in-mould labels, according to Heidelberg.

Like all print shops, label printers are faced with the challenge of completing increasingly complex orders in less time. Shorter runs, faster delivery times, ever-more specific customer requirements, and sustainability demands all call for highly flexible production based on efficient workflows.

Heidelberg’s Push to Stop concept for navigated, automated, end-to-end production of print jobs in conjunction with the Prinect workflow is therefore also proving popular in the labels sector.

Heidelberg will be providing a virtual demonstration of one such solution as part of its Innovation Week under the banner “Unfold your potential”. The company will be showcasing a highly flexible production operation with the smartest Speedmaster XL 106 ever, including the special equipment packages for label printing, that is to say the lightweight paper, foil, and in-mould performance packages.

Heidelberg head of product management label Markus Höfer said: “With its digitised sheetfed offset printing solutions, Heidelberg will continue to play a leading role on the growing labels market in the future. We remain a reliable partner and supplier for our customers in this segment, working with them to overcome the challenges of this demanding market.”

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