Friedrich in Ubstadt-Weiher invested in a Speedmaster XL 75 with the new Prinect Press Center.
“We strive to work profitably and need a high level of automation, which is something the Speedmaster XL 75 can deliver on a permanent basis,” Managing Director Marcus Friedrich said.
He has been producing on a Speedmaster XL 75 five-color press with the new Prinect Press Center and the Heidelberg Operating System in a field test since mid-2019.
The Push to Stop concept and the Prinect Production Manager provides optimal support for the printer.
“What impressed us most about the Speedmaster XL 75, in addition to the new control system, is the increased printing speed of 16,500 sheets per hour, which we consistently and stably use for most substrates," Friedrich said. "We were also able to reduce waste paper by about two thirds.
“We’ve always invested in innovations and state-of-the-art machines,” continued Friedrich. “So we jumped at the chance to be involved in field testing the new operating system.”
The company has up to 15 employees and also provides apprenticeships.
End customers are offered virtually the entire spectrum of classic offset printing, supplemented by toner-based digital printing.
Offset printing is used for 80% of production, with digital printing used for shorter runs and personalized orders.
The Speedmaster XL 75 replaced two printing presses from another manufacturer.
When it comes to consumables, Friedrich uses Saphira Eco inks.
“Never change a running system – we do everything at top speed, and the inks optimally coordinated to the machine are completely compatible with this,” said Friedrich.
With the Speedmaster XL 75 five-color press and the new Speedmaster Operating System, Friedrich now offers its operators a modern, attractive workstation.