- At drupa 2012, Heidelberg will present the
full range of its exceptionally environmentally friendly Saphira
Eco consumables. These include
Saphira Ink Excel 400
, a top-quality offset ink series for
four-color process printing developed to help high-volume printers
meet an expanded range of job requirements.
Made from renewable raw materials, Saphira Excel 400 inks
carry the Saphira Eco label, meet or exceed current environmental
requirements, are fully recyclable, and conform to the trusted ISO
2846-1 standard for G7 printing. It goes without saying that these
products ensure stable, high-quality production in keeping with
exacting Heidelberg standards.
"One of the most recent additions to Heidelberg's line
of Saphira Eco consumables, Saphira Excel 400 sheetfed inks furnish
high-volume, G7 printers and other users with a cost-effective
solution to their printing needs without trading quality for
environmental responsibility," said Kurt Wiggins Product Manager -
Consumables, Heidelberg USA. "Heidelberg continually refines and
expands its Eco portfolio in order to provide printers with the
greatest benefit for lowering their ecological footprint."
Lithographic Stability at any Speed
Competitively priced and suitable for publication,
commercial, and package printing applications, Saphira Excel 400
ink prints on a wide range of paper and board on all sheetfed press
configurations, including 8, 10, and 12-color multicolor perfecting
presses. These fast-setting, rapid-drying inks are based on an
innovative resin/oil combination that provides busy printers with
lithographic stability at any press speed, superior mechanical
resistance, and a smooth, professional-looking gloss. Formulated to
produce an abrasion-resistant film, Saphira Excel 400 ink dries
hard enough not to scuff during finishing operations, resulting in
quicker back-up and fast turn times. Additional benefits include:
- Excellent stack capability.
- Very low misting on high-speed presses for reduced
- Use of in-line coating with water-based coatings or
in-line/off-line coating with oil-based overprint varnishes.
- High level of renewable, bio-based materials and low volatile
organic compound (VOC) content for a "green" solution.
Like all Heidelberg
Saphira Eco products
, Saphira Excel 400 ink pays off for the
printer and for the environment by promoting greener production and
by boosting the efficiency of the printing process. Saphira Eco
products meet the very highest standards for consumables in the
print media industry.
HEI Eco at drupa 2012
Certain to distinguish Heidelberg at drupa 2012 will be its
remarkable array of solutions for ecologically responsible
Heidelberg will mount its entire drupa presentation on a
carbon-neutral and sustainable basis
by offsetting the CO2
emissions for all processes and materials that it utilizes during
the show, including ink, paper, power for show equipment, setup
logistics, and personnel travel to and from the event.
Almost every sheetfed press in Hall 1 will have an energy
meter to measure power consumption per 1,000 sheets, making it easy
to check energy efficiency at a glance on the Wallscreen of the
Prinect Press Center control console. Many other Heidelberg
innovations support eco-friendly printing, including the new,
energy-saving DryStar LE (Low Energy) UV dryer and the
air-recirculating heat recovery system for DryStar Combination
By the time drupa 2012 opens, Heidelberg will already have
begun supplying an industry first in green production: Speedmaster
SX 52 Anicolor presses with carbon neutrality as a standard
feature. This means that the carbon footprint of manufacturing the
presses has been calculated to account for every step from raw
material extraction through to the delivery of the finished press
to the print shop. Heidelberg then offsets the carbon through its
participation in a reforestation project. All of Heidelberg's other
press models also are available with carbon offsetting on request.
To learn more about Heidelberg's Saphira Eco consumable
products for prepress, post and postpress operations, and to find
out which Heidelberg products can help reduce your environmental