With a market share of more than 40% for offset printing press machinery, Heidelberg has confidently secured their position as the global printing industry's technology (and market) leader. This Germany-based, multinational business operates in over 170 countries, with more than 11,500 employees at 250 production sites.
Known for their state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled quality, Heidelberg's highly regarded product, and service offerings date back 160 years. Today, Heidelberg is the world's largest manufacturer of offset printing machinery, offering pre-press, press, and post-press products and services along the entire printing supply chain. Although the brand is most well-known for its relationship with commercial printers, Heidelberg offers less-robust solutions for smaller organizations--putting more focus on developing a relationship.
Ask any industry veteran or novice what makes Heidelberg unique, and they'll likely mention the brand's highly desirable control systems. Axis control (Prinect Axis) and access control (Inpress Control) offer automated measurement and control in the form of color measurement. As most printers know, running the entire production process with a high degree of consistency often proves quite difficult. With Heidelberg's cutting-edge control systems, quality control becomes much more manageable.
A few of Heidelberg's most sought-after machines include Speedmaster XL 106, Speedmaster CD102, and Speedmaster SM 102.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
How many models are there?
There are around 100-120 models available today from Heidelberg.
What are some alternatives to the Heidelberg brand?
Typically KBA or Komori.
Where can I buy a Heidelberg press?
You can purchase a Heidelberg press from our team at Advanced Print Technologies.
What makes Heidelberg a better brand?
Fans of Heidelberg tend to agree that they have the best Control Systems in the industry. Heidelberg is also the oldest manufacturer and is generally the most well-regarded brand around. Maintenance on these machines is relatively simple, too.
How do you evaluate the price of a Heidelberg machine?
Like any machine, the functional health and the age, as well as maintenance records and part updates. Heidelberg machines are also worth more when sold with an active service contract.
What kind of maintenance is required with a Heidelberg machine?
Heidelberg presses offer simple requirements for maintenance. They also offer a training program which teaches users how to maintain their machines.
What's the best machine?
The Speedmaster XL, a highly regarded machine best suited for large-scale production.
What to ask when buying a Heidelberg machine:
- Is the machine under a current, Heidelberg service contract?
- Does it have In-press Control? Access Control?
- Does it have Vario Dampening?
- Does it have Cp2000 Control?