Heidelberg debuts Primefire 106
Heidelberg (Hall 1) launched the Primefire 106 to a roomful of print media a day before the official start of drupa 2016. The Primefire is geared towards packaging printers, and features industrial inkjet printing in 70 x 100 format.
The newly designed system is based on the leading inkjet technology from a development collaboration with Fujifilm and the Heidelberg Peak Performance platform from Heidelberg’s offset technology.
The Primefire 106 enables packaging printers in particular to take the first step in developing new areas of business, for example with the production of variable or personalised packaging.
The digital printing system offers a number of highlights, including the highest quality of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi at a printing speed of up to 2,500 sheets per hour, achieving production volumes of up to 1.5 million sheets per month in future productivity modes. Heidelberg added that the Primefire 106 can potentially produce 5,000 sheets per hour for productivity modes, which will be officially introduced after beta testings.
The 7-color inkjet system with Heidelberg Multicolor technology also covers up to 95 per cent of the Pantone colour space. At the same time, water-based inkjet printing meets strict environmental and recycling requirements and therefore also permits food-safe production.
Other products in the Heidelberg digital ‘Fire’ line include Labelfire, Omnifire and Versafire.
Prinect Digital Center Inline with Perfect Stack technology
Primefire 106 is outfitted with the new Prinect Digital Center Inline with Perfect Stack technology. In combination with the Prinect Digital Frontend (DFE) from Heidelberg, the new high-performance control station ensures seamless integration into a print shop’s existing overall workflow.
In combination with the Perfect Stack technology and controlled by the Prinect Digital Center Inline, the Speedmaster XL-based feeder only allows good sheets into the delivery pile. The operator can also output test sheets directly to the control panel at the push of a button in order to visually check their quality.