Greenest grey press is now in production and can match digital for short runs
After 2 weeks installation, Healeys’ new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL75.5+L has been signed off and is running in production. It is already exceeding expectations with very fast make-readies and running speeds.
Gary Aylmer, production manager, remarked “We took Heidelberg’s efficiency claims with a degree of scepticism, however reality is now showing us that if anything they were being a little conservative. The pre-media investment made before Christmas to allow faster file processing has proven to be timely as this amazing press really gets through plates at a rate of knots!”
Kelly Harris, sales and marketing director added “The amazing timings we are achieving mean that it is viable to go down to remarkably short runs without any of the compromises associated with toner/Indigo printing such as certain solid/tint reproduction, with the ability to print with metallic inks and still apply effect finishes like Drip Off varnish in one pass.”
The £950,000 B2 machine with dedicated inline anilox coating is the first Speedmaster XL that Heidelberg have supplied in the UK where the CO2 from it’s manufacture has been offset. In total 172 tonnes were offset in a reforestation project in Togo. Along with the alcohol-free specification this is one of the greenest grey machines in the world.
For a closer look at Healeys’ remarkable new press or to talk about how inline effect varnishes can really make a difference without adding significant cost please contact the sales team.