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Heidelberg Hosts Packaging Open House

KENNESAW, GA | On the eve of the 2009 IADD•FSEA Odyssey trade exhibition, held May 6—9 in Atlanta, GA, Heidelberg USA hosted a Packaging Open House for Odyssey attendees at its Print Media Demonstration Ctr. (PMDC), the largest packaging demonstration facility in North America.

Seventy-five customers had an opportunity to view the lineup of Heidelberg packaging equipment installed at the PMDC. Attracting strong interest throughout the evening were demos of the 18,000 sph Speedmaster XL 105, the 50,000 pieces/hour Diana X 135 folder-gluer, the 5,000 sph KAMA ProCut 74 half-size die cutter, and Heidelberg’s gentle giant, the 9,000 sph Dymatrix Pro CSB diecutter.

“We were delighted to cooperate with the IADD and FSEA in making the resources of the Heidelberg PMDC available to Odyssey attendees,” said Dan Maurer, vice president postpress product management, Heidelberg. “As a responsible supplier to the paperboard packagi ng industry, we take seriously our obligation to educate and provide the converting community with access to the best technological know-how in the business.”

Also on display at the PMDC were: the entry-level ECO 105 folding carton gluer; high-performance Diana Packer; KAMA ProFold 74 folder-gluer; Varimatrix 105 CS die cutter; the powerful and versatile Speedmaster CD 102, Speedmaster XL 75 and Speedmaster XL 105 presses; in addition to the recently introduced Prinect Postpress Workflow, which enables finishing equipment to be integrated into the print shop workflow for the first time ever. The SignaPack software solution comes equipped with a series of production tools specifically tailored to the packaging industry.

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