Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG will start offering the new Speedmaster CD 102 in April this year. Equipped with the Preset Plus Delivery and a comprehensive package of automation components, it boosts productivity by around 10% on the previous series, making it more efficient than ever.
With the best price-performance ratio in its performance class, this all-round press is aimed at both commercial and packaging printers who require maximum flexibility in the substrates they use. It also impresses with its high-energy efficiency thanks to innovative drive and dryer technology, thus enabling eco-friendly printing.
The new Speedmaster CD 102 is aimed at customers that produce traditional advertising materials, packaging or labels. The target group is in both emerging markets and industrialized countries, with the first orders having already been received from China, Saudi Arabia and Germany.
“The Speedmaster CD 102 has gained an outstanding reputation on the market over many years thanks to its productivity and value retention and has undergone continuous development by Heidelberg,” said Stephan Plenz, member of the Management Board responsible for Heidelberg Equipment. “With over 50,000 printing units produced, it is the most successful straight-printing press in the 70 x 100 centimeter (27.56 x 39.37 inch) format. We’re taking this success story another step forward and have enhanced the new Speedmaster CD 102 with innovative technology, adapting it to our customers’ changing productivity needs.”
The new Speedmaster CD 102 is flexible. The range of substrates extends from thin, 0.03 millimeter (0.0012 inch) paper to cardboard up to 1.0 millimeter (0.039 inch) thick. Depending on requirements, models are available with coating unit, UV configuration, automatic wash-up devices, and the Preset Plus Delivery with various extension modules and dryer systems. For example, the DryStar Combination Carton with its two slide-in modules for infrared/hot air and hot air has been developed specifically to meet the needs of cardboard printing.
The new Speedmaster CD 102 is being produced at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site and, for the Asian market, at the Qingpu site near Shanghai. In Asia in particular, the Speedmaster CD 102 is the best-selling press in the 70 x 100 centimeter (27.56 x 39.37 inch) format.
“The new Speedmaster CD 102 makes our offering in the 70x100 centimeter format even more attractive. We have the ideal press in our portfolio to meet all productivity and surface finishing requirements,” concluded Plenz.