The secure and user-friendly archiving and rapid re-use of print
jobs is becoming increasingly important in print shops. Regardless
of the scope of the Prinect configuration, print shops can secure a
clear competitive edge by re-using jobs that have already been
printed. Rapid and reliable reactivation in order to repeat a print
job that has already been processed saves time and therefore money.
It also plays a major role in eliminating fluctuations in quality.
Based on Prinect Prepress Manager, the new Prinect Archive System from Heidelberg offers the perfect solution for long-term, flexible, convenient and cost-effective archiving of production jobs.
Prinect Auto Register measures and controls the register during
press operation and therefore ensures outstanding registration from
the very first pull. Make-ready times and waste are significantly
reduced and the quality is sustainably improved thanks to ongoing
register measurement and control in the course of production.
Prinect Auto Register creates the best conditions for error-free production with minimal use of time and materials. Prinect Auto Register is particularly recommended for use with presses with eight, ten or twelve printing units.
Prinect Auto Register is available for the Speedmaster XL 75, Speedmaster SM 102, Speedmaster CD 102 and Speedmaster XL 105.
Prinect Axis Control is the standard measurement and control system
for effective quality assurance. It forms a perfectly coordinated
unit with the Prinect Press Center, the high-performance press
control station. The simultaneous color control of all printing
units is based on spectrophotometrically calculated values. Using
Axis Control, the press inks up much more quickly and less waste is
produced during make-ready.
This system is available for the Speedmaster SM 52, Speedmaster SM 74, Speedmaster XL 75, Speedmaster SM 102, Speedmaster CD 102, Speedmaster CX 102, Speedmaster XL 105, Speedmaster XL 145 and Speedmaster XL 162 models and can be used in straight and perfecting mode.
The software suite from Heidelberg for secure and reliable color
calibration encompasses three programs:
Digitization has fundamentally changed print processes. Despite all
the benefits in terms of speeding up and facilitating workflows and
boosting quality, every print shop, regardless of size and
orientation, still faces one major daily challenge: The enormous
amount of data. Print shops that want to guarantee their customers
rapid repeat production need a reliable and user-friendly data
management system in order to be able to locate all the necessary
files in the shortest possible time.
Ensuring the desired production quality requires not only suitable
color measurement and control systems, but also digital print
control elements (Dipco) that have been specially adapted to these
systems in order to allow fast and reliable control of the print
processes. The scope of delivery of Prinect Dipco Elements includes
the digital control elements required for the prepress and press
stages for all press formats.
Prinect Dipco Elements includes:
Responding to inquiries and submitting offers is taking up
increasing amounts of time and tying up resources, while it is by
no means certain in particular cases whether an order will actually
be placed. The management of correction cycles likewise takes time
and effort. Print shops that succeed in integrating their customers
in their processes at an early stage gain a clear competitive
advantage. With Prinect Direct Access, customers can ask the print
shop questions online round the clock, order standard production
runs and if necessary query the current processing status.
Expanding the service portfolio can cement the loyalty of both new
and existing customers over the long term.
Based on Prinect Prinance, the Management Information System (MIS) from Heidelberg, Prinect Direct Access enables an efficient web portal to be set up. The print shop customer can be integrated more than ever before in the processes while at the same time receiving a wealth of attractive and convenient services that over time become essential to him.
Prinect Easy Control is the ideal color measurement system for
print shops that handle small and medium formats. Integrated in the
Prinect Press Center™ to save space, the system is
conveniently operated from the press control station's touchscreen
and thus does not restrict the available working area.
Prinect Easy Control measures spectrophotometrically in the print control strip and incorporates an online connection to the press's ink zone control system. If a color deviation is indicated the ink zone openings on the press are adjusted automatically in a single operation, without the printer having to access or recalculate color data. This enables the required colors to be achieved much faster, prevents waste, and helps the environment. Prinect Easy Control can be used for straight and perfecting printing on Speedmaster SM 52 and Speedmaster SM 74 presses with up to six inking units.
With Prinect FCS 100, cutting-edge industrial print shops with
postpress capability and book binders can plan jobs even more
efficiently, calculate machine programs and perform
business-management evaluations. Prinect FCS 100 features a
complete job management system for creating jobs and designing
operating procedures. With the aid of interfaces, previously
generated data is adopted seamlessly and the information acquired
from this data is processed further. The entire production process
is transparent and the production data acquired provides a secure
operational basis for key management decisions. The make-ready
times at the machines are also reduced as job and presetting
data can be transferred directly.
Prinect® Image Control is the world's leading
spectrophotometric measurement and control system for monitoring
the entire printing process. The system's big advantage is that
measurement is not restricted to the print control strip but covers
the whole print image while at the same time providing automatic
online control for all printing units. This minimizes color
fluctuations and enables users to work with standardized,
reproducible color values at all times. In conjunction with the
Mini Spot® workflow, Prinect Image Control ensures reliable
control of day-to-day print production. Detailed reports facilitate
internal analyses and the provision of documentary evidence to
customers. The color measurement system can be used for up to four
presses at once.
Prinect Image Control is available for the Speedmaster® SM 52, Speedmaster SM 74, Speedmaster XL 75, Speedmaster SM 102, Speedmaster CD 102, Speedmaster CX 102, and Speedmaster XL 105.
Prinect Inpress Control automatically measures and controls color
and register on the fly and at any speed. Integrated directly into
the press, the measuring unit measures process colors, spot colors
and register in the print control strip. Any corrections required
are forwarded directly to the Prinect Press Center for adjustment.
As the press does not need to be stopped for either make-ready or
monitoring of the production run, Prinect Inpress Control achieves
Print shops with frequent job changes, short runs and standardized jobs benefit particularly from the strengths of this system.
The inline measurement and control system is available for Speedmaster XL 75, Speedmaster SM 102, Speedmaster CX 102, Speedmaster XL 105, Speedmaster XL 145 and Speedmaster XL 162.
Top quality requires highly accurate control. Even the smallest
printing errors can result in considerable costs and harm the print
shop's image. Packaging printing for pharmaceutical products
and branded goods, label printing and the printing of security
documents in particular require stable and reliable production of
the highest quality standards.
Designed for the Speedmaster® XL 105 and Speedmaster CX 102 ranges, the Prinect Inspection Control inline sheet inspection system seamlessly controls and documents the whole print run. The automated early warning system ensures the maximum possible security in the printing process - at any speed. Prinect Inspection Control identifies and reports print errors before they can generate any follow-up costs. This puts an end to costly manual quality assurance measures or expensive reprinting of the whole run due to minor printing errors.
In order to fulfill different customer requirements, Heidelberg offers two inspection systems:
Prinect MetaDimension uses the Adobe PDF Print Engine in order to
render PDF files directly and process transparencies with
unprecedented reliability. Not only does it speed up RIP processes,
it also significantly boosts their efficiency. In addition, the
classic Adobe PostScript Interpreter is available for conventional
job processing. The double RIP configuration therefore creates the
perfect conditions for reliable production with maximum
End-to-end digitization and extensive automation are key factors in
ensuring efficient production. The Prinect Online Kit establishes
the connections needed to realize an integrated workflow in a
mixed-system environment. It integrates all the presses with the CP
Tronic/CPC 1-04 control panel and the Printmaster PM 52 and
Printmaster PM 74 with Prinect Classic Center into the Heidelberg
digital workflow. The Prinect Online Kit ensures effective job
management and enables the use of presetting data, more flexible
press assignment, and an efficient shop floor data collection.
With its unparalleled simplicity, Prinect Package Designer can be
used to design even complex packaging and create cutting dies and
associated tools. The modular system covers the whole process from
structural design through sample production, sheet layout and
cutting-die parameterization to the generation of presetting data
for further processing. Prinect Package Designer offers smart and
automated functions that support the operators in their work and
help prevent errors. The scope of delivery includes an extensive
library with reusable box types, displays and packaging components,
including ECMA and FEFCO standards. The Synergy option also
provides all the tools needed to create scalable, parametric
packaging designs and components in order to use self-generated
designs as standards. Customized libraries can be set up quickly
Prinect Package Designer is integrated into the end-to-end Prinect workflow from Heidelberg. The data from the CAD system can be used to generate presettings for the postpress stage that save on make-ready time and material.
The PDF editing software suite from Heidelberg comprises the
following plug-ins for Adobe Acrobat:
Precise information about the productivity of your print shop and
how you compare with your competitors.
With Prinect Performance Benchmarking, Heidelberg offers print shops an Internet-based solution they can use to compare the productivity of their Speedmaster presses anonymously with those of their competitors. The print performance of the connected machines is also recorded automatically online and evaluated centrally by Heidelberg.
In order to secure a lasting competitive edge in the face of
increasing quality demands, print shops need to boost their
efficiency over the long term and reduce throughput times. An
important factor in achieving this is the systematic optimization
of processes. Prinect Prepress Interface ensures the smooth
interplay between all departments involved in the production
process. Direct transfer of print-relevant parameters from the
prepress stage makes the whole process of entering press settings
faster and more reliable, with significant reduction in waste.
Prinect Prepress Interface also supports the color workflow and finishing stage by transferring position marks for color measurement, cutting, folding and saddlestitching. This considerably simplifies the setting procedures for the operator.
The Prinect Press Center takes great expectations in its stride,
setting new standards in terms of performance, reliable production
and user-friendly operation. State-of-the-art technology, smart
automation and excellent data management ensure efficient
production and provide the long-term investment security that print
Prinect Prinance, the proven management information system from
Heidelberg, manages and bundles the whole information flow to the
production stage and makes all workflows transparent. It therefore
forms the ideal basis for harnessing potential cost benefits and
savings, optimizing prices and providing a sales-oriented and
With Prinect Remote Access, Heidelberg is paving the way for a
cutting-edge and efficient web-based production workflow
between the print shop and customer. Information, approval and
coordination processes in the production workflow are automated and
therefore significantly streamlined. This also makes communication
between all parties more convenient, reliable and transparent than
The service spectrum is considerably expanded with Prinect Remote Access. The portal provides ideal conditions for fully harnessing all automation and savings potential right through to the print stage. Print shop time and labor can be significantly reduced.
Fierce competition in the market is leading many small- and
medium-sized printshops to look more and more at saving time and
costs, not only in the pressroom but also in prepress. Outdated
workflow or RIP systems need to be taken out and replaced by
optimized processes. Prinect S not only delivers integration in the
pressroom but it can also accept job data from MIS systems, which
gives it huge potential for automation, boosting productivity and
reducing costs - and not only this, it is easier to use and takes
less time and effort to install and carry out training.
Investing in Prinect S with its attractive options and upgrade packages puts you on the growth path to fully integrated printshop operations.
Prinect offers the full range of Heidelberg screening processes.
These include all classic amplitude-modulated (AM) screens,
frequency-modulated (FM) screens and hybrid screens. The enormously
diverse range of systems makes it possible to choose the best
screen for every process configuration and quality requirement. All
screening processes are fully integrated into the Prinect workflow
and can be optionally purchased with the
Prinect MetaDimension RIP.
Prinect® Signa Pack® now brings the benefits of Prinect
Signa Station® - one of the world's leading software solutions
for impositioning and sheet assembly - to packaging printers.
Easily understandable tools, visual control for all operations,
efficient functions for packaging printing, and optimization for
labels - all are part and parcel of this exceptional program.
Because all functions are performed with visual control, the system
is extremely straightforward to use and delivers outstanding
The benefits at a glance:
Prinect Signa Station is one of the world's leading software
solutions for impositioning and sheet assembly. Distinctive program
features include easy-to-understand tools, visual control of all
workflow stages, conceptual separation of fold sheets and print
sheets, and special modules for packaging printing.
Prinect Signa Station provides all the right conditions for reducing throughput times and increasing overall process efficiency. This significantly reduces make-ready times in printing and finishing. Prinect Signa Station adopts data about customers, binding processes, formats and much more from the job costing information. It also provides presetting data for printing and finishing in PPF and JDF format.