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Dubai-based Al Madeena Printing Press recently purchased Heidelberg CD 102, a five-colour, coating unit model CD 102-5+LX in a bid to expand its presence in the packaging market.

The new version of CD 102 was launched in the region in 2019. According to Heidelberg, it is the most successful and trusted machine among packaging printers. The upgraded version comes with all new and innovative features in feeder, delivery and machine controls which are benchmarks in the industry and  boost the productivity of the machine.

“CD 102 has gained good reputation and printers in this region consider this model as their first choice for packaging printing,” said the Heidelberg statement.

Commenting on the USP of the product, Al Madeena Printing Press general manager Ashraf N.P said, “The ease of use, shortest make ready times – with plug-and-play slide-in dryer modules, patented infrared/hot-air dryer cassette and cooled sheet guide path – and effortless switch between commercial and packaging print  makes this machine very dependable. Flexibility in configuration, from simple basic features to most automated and fast production capacity ensures that every print job, no matter how complicated, is printed at highest quality standards.”

He added, “CD 102 was our first choice for coating on paper and drying.” The machine produces sophisticated spot and metallic coatings in consistently high quality and has a fully integrated DryStar dryer technology that permits fast finishing.

Al Madeena Printing Press has also been using Heidelberg’s Print Master 74 and a few other smaller equipment such as SM52 and GTO models. “Our company has witnessed good growth with Heidelberg machines,” N.P said.