Heidelberg – Series production of digital label press started

Series production of the Labelfire 340 digital label press is getting off to a start at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site (Source: Heidelberg)

GERMANY • Following the global market launch of the Gallus Labelfire 340 digital label press series – a joint development by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and Gallus –production is now getting off to start at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site. The company’s entire digital printing portfolio will also be manufactured here in the future. The base unit of the new press is made by Swiss subsidiary Gallus at its German production site in Langgöns. Initial customers of the new series presses include several companies from the United States.

The entire digital printing portfolio, together with the offset systems from Heidelberg, can be integrated into a print shop’s overall workflow using the new Prinect Digital Frontend (DFE). Web-to-print applications and multi-channel publishing business models are also supported. In this way, Heidelberg is making the smart print shop a reality, enabling users to largely automate their offset and digital printing processes and control these in a standardized, transparent way. The medium-term goal is for digital business to account for around 10 percent of Heidelberg Group sales.

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