PIA has been awarding these distinctions since 1978, and Heidelberg is now rewarded with the 35th and 36th star for outstanding and innovative products.
The InterTech jury agreed that the Omnifire 250 represents a breakthrough in the decoration of 3D objects. The Stahlfolder TH 82-P folding machine was seen as a major engineering achievement for introducing the principle of shingled sheet feeding known from the PFX feeder – which already received an award back in 2012 – as shingled folding to all folding stations of the folding machine. Both products were new presentations at this year’s drupa.
The Omnifire 250 printing system includes versioned, customized and personalized print products or the direct printing on three-dimensional surfaces. Examples of personalized and flexible printing on various three-dimensional objects are balls, drinking bottles, and other mass-produced items, especially from the consumer goods industry.
The Stahlfolder TH/KH 82-P folding machines can lead to an increase in productivity of up to 50%. This means that processing of more sheets in the same time is now also possible in the folding stations.