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Heidelberg achieves a landmark figure of delivering 4000 Suprasetters


The 4,000th Suprasetter has just left the production line of Heidelberg. The computer-to-plate (CtP) system for imaging printing plates – a Suprasetter 162 with automatic cassette loading unit from Heidelberg – was handed over to the customer Smurfit Kappa from Belgium at a ceremony held in Wiesloch-Walldorf. Notably, including the predecessor models Trendsetter, Prosetter, and Topsetter, Heidelberg has installed more than 10,000 CtP devices worldwide since 1997. One of the key investment criteria for customers is the opportunity to purchase CtP systems from Heidelberg along with perfectly matched Saphira consumables and the Prinect print shop workflow. Working in tandem, these components deliver optimum quality and productivity in prepress.

Heidelberg had unveiled the Suprasetter series at drupa 2004. The series began with the Suprasetter 75 and 105 models for the medium and large formats. Further, the company introduces A52 and A75 entry-level models, and 145, 162 and 190 models for the large format. All Suprasetter models can be integrated into the Prinect print shop workflow. Users can also choose from a wide range of Saphira printing plates, such as Saphira Thermoplate PN, and other consumables that help unlock the system’s full potential. The presses also boast high productivity, a modular concept that enables users to adapt the devices to their growing requirements, a space-saving design, and comparatively low power consumption.

“The Suprasetter series is the leading CtP system in the industry due to not least to the laser technology developed in-house by Heidelberg. Its market success proves that Heidelberg is able to use this top-of-the-range technology to meet the highest customer requirements worldwide,” says Marcel Kiessling, member of the management board, responsible for Heidelberg Services. “We opted for the Suprasetter, because Heidelberg offers a mix of state-of-the-art solutions and high-quality service that we believe is unrivaled in the print media industry,” explains Patrick De Jaegere, operations manager at Smurfit Kappa.

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