Heidelberg extends its lowest-cost-per-sheet productivity to the 37” format

Heidelberg Speedmaster 92.
Heidelberg Speedmaster CS 92.

Heidelberg U.S.A. has announced the immediate North American market availability of its “extremely competitively priced” 37-inch format Speedmaster CS 92. “With numerous machines installed worldwide, the CS 92 is quickly becoming the de facto choice for small commercial printers needing to print 30 million impressions and upwards per year on one machine,” said the OEM. “Based on its productivity-versus-price performance, the new press offers the lowest cost-per-sheet against any other competitive press in its class.” The Speedmaster CS 92 was first launched at China Print 2015 as a cost-effective solution for printers looking to consolidate multiple, older machines – or wanting to upgrade from a half-size press to widen their market offering. The new press is available in standard four-colour and five-colour configurations with and without coater, or as a six-colour-plus-coater model. For printers looking to diversify their print mix, the CS 92 is also available with UV curing. With a format size of 25” x 37” (8-up letter-size sheets), customers benefit from a 20% plate savings over traditional 40-inch presses. Built upon the platform of the Speedmaster CD 102, the CS 92 prints up to 15,000 sheets per hour and comes standard with Preset Plus Feeder and Delivery – allowing for a diverse range of substrates. Additionally, Heidelberg’s Intellistart technology drastically shortens its makeready times.

First U.S. installation

Equipped with competitive 20” and 29” machines, CDI Printing Services of Gibsonia, PA, needed a cost-effective solution to expand into the full-size, UV market. A user of other Heidelberg equipment, CDI opted for the Speedmaster CS 92. “We knew that to stay competitive and at the leading edge in the market, we had to go to a bigger machine,” said CDI Vice President of Sales, Jake Williams. “With the Speedmaster CS 92, we’ll be able to bridge the gap to a full-size shop for a very attractive price. We’ll now be able to offer our customers UV, which extends the range of our product offerings through our ability to print special coatings and print on a broader range of substrates.” CDI anticipates that the press will increase their productivity anywhere from 25% to 50%.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.