Heidelberg North America showcases new Versafire digital presses
4 July 2018
Heidelberg has showcased its new Versafire EV and EP digital presses at its print media center in Atlanta, US.
The company has provided customers with a full overview of the key features and new updates on the Versafire models at the event.
Meridian Printing plant manager George Vargas said: “I was impressed looking at the new features of these models. Based on what I had seen, the EV and EP are a very appealing offer.”
The new Versafire EP is said to provide offset quality color and registration for environments exceeding 500,000 impressions per month.
With a capacity to print up to 135 pages per minute, the Versafire EP can process substrates up to 470gsm at lengths up to 27.5”.
The digital press also helps to produce banner length papers of up to 1260mm, as well as auto duplex up to 1030mm.
The Versafire EP features new inline sensors, which will allows the machine to control the color automatically during the print run.
Heidelberg’s new five-color Versafire EV delivers better production, which is perfected on up to 27.5” substrates.
The engine expands the gamut with 5-color rendering using neon yellow or neon pink, in addition to CMYK standard jobs.
The system also provides embellishments with fifth color options, including white, clear varnish, neon yellow, neon pink and new invisible red.
Heidelberg’s Versafire EV enables customers to print on colored paper or clear synthetics, as well as produce extraordinary effects while printing white first and process CMYK colors on top, all in one pass.
The system is also added with extended substrate capabilities, including metallized, colored, or transparent media.
The Versafire EV system, which prints at speeds up to 95 pages per minute, includes new automatic inline color management and inline register to improve quality.
New York’s Rose Press vice president Ralph Mondesando said: The inline spectrophotometer is incredible— it’s inline and checks for every color, which is crucial for us to print great quality. We’re also excited about the new colors offered. Every time a new version of the Versafire is created, it just gets better and better.”