Heidelberg to Present Speedmaster XL 106 at drupa

Heidelberg has unveiled the next generation of its flagship XL range, the Speedmaster XL 106, with one of the first machines slated for installation at Anton Group as part of a £40m, three-press deal the firm is set to sign at drupa.

The 750×1,060mm-format XL106 is targeted at commercial and packaging applications and Heidelberg already has orders for more than 30 of the new presses.

The 106 features a number of enhancements over the 105 it replaces, including the ability to perfect at 18,000sph and handle substrates up to 1mm straight or 0.8mm in perfecting mode. Two of the new XL106s will be running live each day on Heidelberg’s stand (Hall 1).

The new press can also be configured with up to 12 high-speed continuous or drop-on-demand inkjet heads in the coating units. Customers will have the option of specifying heads from Domino, Atlantic-Zeiser or Inkdustry, which will be installed and fully tested prior to delivery.