The main focus will be on the customer and their requirements, as well as developing their business potential through the latest technologies and new business models. With a view to process optimization and intelligent, operator-independent productivity, Heidelberg will be presenting the next stage in a smart printing business – the Smart Print Shop.
“In addition to increasing the output of the printing press itself, software-supported applications, intelligent user guidance, and autonomous processes as part of an integrated solution system – or as we say, ‘Smart Print Shop’ – will continue to grow in importance in terms of the competitiveness of the print shop,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hermann, member of the Management Board responsible for lifecycle solutions and chief digital officer at Heidelberg. “Heidelberg not only supplies tailored technology, from equipment to software and consumables, but also performance services aimed at increasing the performance of our customers' overall system.”
The new Speedmaster drupa 2020 generation will go into production with almost all model series as early as April 2020. All Speedmaster drupa 2020 models, in both small, medium and large format, will be equipped as standard with the new Push to Stop functionalities and a cloud connection.
Heidelberg will be presenting another milestone in sheetfed offset printing at drupa 2020: fully automatic printing plate logistics. Here the printing plates are provided fully automatically in the correct plate changing shaft and the used plates are removed, achieving consistently high productivity with short runs.