140 Visitors Attend Two-Day Open House of Heidelberg and Muller Martini in Brentford (UK)
A major success for the open house, organized jointly by Heidelberg and Muller Martini at the Heidelberg Brentford showroom, under the theme of Rapid Response: 140 customers saw live state-of-the-art printing and processing applications for combined digital/offset production.
Muller Martini demonstrated to visitors, from across Britain and Scandinavia, how conventionally and digitally printed signatures can be made into one single, complex product on the Presto II Digital hybrid saddle stitcher. A 36-page colour magazine in A5 format was stitched, which consisted of a four-page cover printed live on a Heidelberg Linoprint CV digital printing machine, three eight-page signatures printed digitally on the Linoprint CV and an eight-page signature printed offset on the Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74.
The digitally printed signatures were transported from a Heidelberg buckle fold Stahlfolder TH56 via the plow folder of Muller Martini to the gathering chain of the Presto II Digital. The offset signatures, also printed live in Brentford using various methods (conventional, LED-UV and LE-UV technology), were folded on a Stahlfolder CH56 KT from Heidelberg and gathered via a conventional flat pile feeder. The magazine was topped off with a high-quality, four-page cover, produced via the Muller Martini 1528 folder feeder.
Visitors were impressed, not only with the varied options available on the Presto II Digital, but also the fast production times. A mere seven minutes passed from receipt of the PDF to production of 200 magazines, whereby Heidelberg and Muller Martini were fully in line with the open house theme of Rapid Response.
Both Muller Martini and Heidelberg were delighted with the many visitors that attended and Muller Martini also closed a successful sale to an English customer who decided to invest in a new Presto II saddle stitcher on Day one of the open house.