Gallus One, Mastermatrix Debut at HEIDELBERG’s Summer Innovation Showcase

With a continued focus on the optimization of people, processes and technology, HEIDELBERG USA welcomed over 150 customers from throughout North America to the Print Media Performance & Training Center (PMPTC) in Kennesaw, Georgia, for its Summer Innovation Showcase held in June. The event featured a variety of live demonstrations and seminars highlighting HEIDELBERG’s full product and service offerings for the commercial, packaging and label segments and included the North American premiere of the Mastermatrix 106 CSB diecutter and world premiere of the Gallus One digital label press.

Attendees explored HEIDELBERG USA’s PMPTC featuring the Speedmaster XL 106-8P+L, Speedmaster CX 104-6+L, Stahlfolder TH 82 with new robotic P-Stacker, Stahlfolder KH 82, POLAR 137 System 200 and POLAR 78 cutter, Easymatrix 106, Diana Easy 115, Versafire EP & EV and Prinect Production & Business Manager.

“We called this event ‘Innovation Showcase’ to demonstrate the efforts we’ve taken to stay at the leading edge of product development to support our customers’ pursuit of efficiency,” said Felix Mueller, president of HEIDELBERG North America, “but we are more than machines. We also wanted to highlight innovations – like our approach to industry training – that aren’t purely technologically driven.” In addition to equipment and software demonstrations, customers had the opportunity to learn about HEIDELBERG’s Operator & Maintenance Training courses and toured the impressive renovations the company has made to its Training Center since the facility launched over a year ago.

Making its North American debut at the Innovation Showcase, the Mastermatrix 106 CSB, with speeds up to 9,000 sheets per hour, is HEIDELBERG’s newest and fastest diecutter from partner Masterwork. In addition to faster running speeds, the machine features a variety of innovations all designed to maximize efficiency and user-friendliness and minimize makeready times. Machine highlights include a cam-driven diecutting station for optimized sheet transfer, a motorized feeder head with built-in rear joggers, and the new EasyRake system that makes positioning and fastening individual delivery non-stop swords quick and easy.

Center stage at the Innovation Showcase was HEIDELBERG’s highly anticipated Gallus One digital press. The new roll-to-roll press, which utilizes Fujifilm Samba printheads, prints CMYK+W up to 13 3/8″ (340mm) wide at 98 ft/min (30 m/min) or 230 ft/min (70 m/min). With 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution, the Gallus One achieves offset-like quality and 85% white opacity at top running speed. Learn more at