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Heidelberg has enhanced it’s new Versafire digital printing generation which is fully focused on the customer’s benefit and the market requirements. The JD Druck GmbH in Lauterbach, Hesse is the first company for field testing the new Versafire EV.
“The Versafire EV gives our customers a flexible production system that is specially designed to ideally meet the requirements in the graphic arts industry and that they can be used to further enhance their digital business model as a result of diversification and optimization,” explains Stephan Plenz, member of the management board responsible for Digital Technology at Heidelberg.
According to the company, “The Prinect Digital Frontend (DFE), developed by Heidelberg and unique in the print media industry, allows intelligent integration into digital and offset printing processes. Using this DFE the Versafire EV can be easily integrated into the existing workflow of a print shop at the same time that it processes variable print data considerably faster. Moreover, there is a new large 17-inch touchscreen, which allows for a clear overview of all machine data and paper types, ensuring a user-friendly operation.
Customers and interested parties can experience at first hand the new design possibilities and the enhanced media applications of the Versafire EV at its European launch at the Heidelberg site in Wiesloch-Walldorf on April 18, 2018.
In addition, they have further optimized their financing structure and agreed a new syndicated credit line with improved conditions with its banking group. By taking out the credit line with a higher total of €320 million and a term that runs till March 2023, the company is creating financial flexibility and longer-term planning certainty. Besides supporting the day-to-day operational business of the global organization, the new credit facility underpins the strategy of further expanding new digital business models, such as the newly established subscription portfolio.