Heidelberg’s free Innovation Week 2021 event will take place online worldwide from Wednesday, October 13 to Friday, October 15. Each day will begin with a live broadcast from Heidelberg’s revamped Print Media Center at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site in Germany. Day one’s focus will feature packaging printing, day two will explore digitization, and day three will cover diversification. According to the OEM, the event’s overall goal is to help its customers get ahead of change, get ahead of the industry and get ahead of their competition. “At Innovation Week 2021, we’re once again demonstrating our credentials as a technology leader – always a step ahead of developments – with the aim of securing future business success for our customers,” said Ludwig Allgoewer, Heidelberg’s Global Head of Sales and Marketing. The event will include on-demand videos of new products and technology options, such as Heidelberg Plus and its Performance Adviser.
Customers from commercial printing, packaging and label printing will share their experiences, including users of the new Speedmaster CX 104 launched earlier this year. Other customer case studies will feature the robotic Stahlfolder P-Stacker, Prinect workflow and Versafire digital presses. Allgoewer added that the customer profiles would provide “exciting and authentic insights” into how print shops have improved productivity and efficiency by digitizing processes.” Attendees can also chat with Heidelberg experts, and the video library can be streamed after the event. Registration is free. The CX 104 features state-of-the-art sheetfed offset technology with an outstanding price-performance ratio. Just some of its many features include intelligent assistance systems as standard, a new coating unit for efficient, high quality surface finishing, innovations in the inking/dampening unit that increase versatility, and other productivity-boosting technology.