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Graph Expo in Chicago - Heidelberg Showcases Solutions for the Value-Added Chain in Sheetfed Offset Printing

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- Largest U.S. industry event this year
- New module for online-based service
- New advertising campaign unveiled

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be showcasing numerous innovations at Graph Expo, which takes place in Chicago from September 9-12, 2007, covering the entire value-added chain in sheetfed offset printing. Heidelberg will present integrated solutions for commercial and packaging printing in its 2,900 square-meter booth. This year’s Graph Expo is also the first industry event where Heidelberg will be unveiling its new HEI Tech image campaign to the public.

"For some time, the North American market has seen increased investment activity as large numbers of print shops need to constantly reinforce their competitiveness internationally with productive and high-quality solutions. Prior to drupa next year, Graph Expo, the industry’s largest forum in North America, is an excellent opportunity to find out a wealth of information on a range of Heidelberg solutions," says Dr. Jürgen Rautert, Heidelberg CTO, summing up the importance of the trade show.

"We are also looking forward to showing visitors how service is taken to the next level using a completely new product for the online-based service."

And Jim Dunn, President of Heidelberg USA, adds: "Visitors at Heidelberg’s booth can see for themselves that we are the only company to succeed in using an integrated workflow system to combine its products for prepress, press, and postpress into an all-in-one solution, thus ensuring long-term increases for its customers’ efficiency and competitiveness."

The key innovations at Graph Expo include:

Print sector:
A Speedmaster XL 105 six-color press with coating unit and extended delivery, a Speedmaster SM 102 8-P+LX with Preset Plus technology equipped with CutStar CAN, a Speedmaster SM 52 4+L with Anicolor technology, the new Prinect Inpress Control inline color measuring and control system, and Foil Star for cold application of foil.

Postpress sector:
The new Varimatrix 105 CS die cutter and the ECO 105 folder gluer.

Workflow sector:
The fully integrated Prinect workflow, including the Prinect Integration System and Prinect Pressroom Manager.

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

Die Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG ist mit rund 24.200 Mitarbeitern in mehr als 170 Ländern weltweit führender Lösungsanbieter für die Printmedien-Industrie. Mit Hauptsitz in Heidelberg, Deutschland, bietet das Unternehmen Produkte von der Druckvorstufe über die unterschiedlichsten Druckverfahren bis hin zur Weiterverarbeitung. So entwickelt und fertigt die Heidelberg Gruppe Software, elektronische Prepress-Produkte, Bogenoffset-, Rollenoffset- und digitale Druckmaschinen sowie Weiterverarbeitungssysteme. Das Unternehmen hat bei weitem das größte Service- und Vertriebsnetz der Branche. Mit 18 internationalen Standorten und 250 Vertriebsniederlassungen werden 240.000 Kunden weltweit optimal betreut. Heidelberg generiert seinen Umsatz zu 85 Prozent durch eigene Vertriebsgesellschaften. Im Geschäftsjahr 2002/2003 erreichte Heidelberg einen Umsatz von rund 4,1 Milliarden Euro.