Digitization in the print media industry is also making an impact on the machine design of a variety of systems. With industrial-scale and therefore especially high performance production systems in particular, it is important that the operator can constantly monitor every function and can keep an eye on all the relevant processes. Another key factor is easy access to all the operating controls.
The aim of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and its design department is to allow customers to easily use the digitization trends, thus becoming more successful in the long term.
The Heidelberg Primefire 106, the first industrial digital printing system for B1 format, combines the flexibility of digital printing with the reliability and precision of offset printing.
The new digital printing unit integrates harmoniously into the design of the Speedmaster XL106 press platform. Due to its clean structure, operators can familiarize themselves with the machine very quickly.
The Prinect Press Center XL 2 is the new generation of the machine control station from Heidelberg. Its detailed ergonomic design ensures simple, uniform operator guidance for Heidelberg digital and offset printing systems.
All these factors convinced the Industrie Forum Design jury to present the Heidelberg Primefire 106 and the Prinect Press Center XL 2 with an iF Design Award 2017. Heidelberg had introduced both innovations at drupa 2016.