Heidelberg CD102

Retail POS Equipment Profile


Heildelberg CD102

The Heidelberg CD 102 is a 6 color litho press with AQ coating. It prints from 20lb bond to 24pt.card at speeds of up to 14,000 sheets per hour.

It’s one of the key players at Proprint, pushing serious volumes in high-definition colour. It’s been put to the test and proven itself as a premium piece of retail point of sale production hardware. This big fella continues to destroy challenging benchmarks.


Heidelberg CD102 – 6 colour offset printing press

A POS workhorse.

The Heidelberg CD102 is the all-rounder for a wide variety of applications and the best-selling press series by far in the 70 × 100 format. The reasons for this are clear – exceptional and, above all, stable print quality throughout the run, straightforward operation, excellent stability in operation, and outstanding net productivity make the Speedmaster CD 102 a strong retail pos production tool.

The demand for environmentally friendly products and green production is growing. Attract new customers through sustainable production while also cutting your energy and consumption costs. With the new Speedmaster CD 102, you benefit on a daily basis from the outstanding energy efficiency of the perfectly coordinated components – from drive and air supply to dryer technology. The Speedmaster CD 102 is available as CO 2 neutral.


• Prinect Press Center Compact with Intellistart process-oriented operator guidance system for exceptionally user-friendly operation
• Preset Plus Feeder for maximum substrate flexibility
• AirTransfer System for contact-free sheet travel
• AutoPlate for fast plate changes and short makeready times
• High-capacity inking unit for stable inking throughout the run
• Coating unit with chambered blade system for the most exacting coating requirements
• The Preset Plus Delivery utilizes presetting data for high-precision pile formation and extremely short makeready times.


The Heidelberg CD 102 is just part of the arsenal of Retail Point of Sale Production equipment at the disposal of Proprint. They have hand-selected this giant to meet the needs of their clients.

Proprint adds second high speed INCA digital press to it’s production floor

A dynamic digital duo

For over 5 years, Proprint has pushed the limits of speed and quality with their INCA S40 digital flatbed press. The results have been so successful for their clients that they decided to double down. The installation of their INCA R40i is a game changer for clients looking for speed and quality to get them into the retail market.

Doubling down on performance.

The INCA R40i is an 8 colour press (CMYK + light cyan and magenta). The light C/M enables us to print very high quality images such as food or fashion. It’s something that needs to be seen to appreciate. And those who have seen it, appreciate the difference.

White and Orange are the other 2 colours. At a sheet size of 63” x 123” we can print on 100 lb paper, corrugate, foam core, styrene or any number of substrates. Together, these 2 digital flatbed presses are the perfect team.

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The Fujifilm PlateRite 8600N-S Plate Processor

Retail POS Equipment Profile


Proprint is always looking for ways to pass value on to their clients. That means investing in state-of-the-art retail print production technology. The Fujifilm PlateRite 8600N-S falls into that category. Not only because it does an excellent job of processing plates for offset printing, but it does so with very little environmental impact. Something that’s also important to Proprint and their clients.

Impressive capabilities


Speed, Quality and Dependability all rolled into one


How does it work?

Simply put: Tin / Aluminum alloy coated plates go in one end and perfectly laser etched impressions for each colour come out the other. Each plate goes on to be applied to drums for offset printing. It makes the entire process seem so simple. But under the hood, a complex symphony of stages bring it all together. It’s actually really interesting to watch it work.

Check out this custom wall diagram

The best way for everyone to understand it’s functionality was to illustrate it. So the Proprint Design and Production Teams did just that. *(4′ x 16′)


In the old days, this process used to take weeks. The Fujifilm PlateRite 8600N-S eliminates the lengthy wait to get projects to the finish line faster. Learn more about this incredible machine here.


Offset Plate Processors

What is Plate Processing?

An Offset Plate Processor is designed for the high speed production pf positive or negative pre-sensitized
offset plates. Although offset plate processors greatly reduce plate production times, the quality remains
high and un-affected.

The capabilities of different plate processors vary however these processors are compatible with a wide
range of PS plate brands. The essential function of Offset Plate Processors is to develop plate templates
which are utilized in combination with Lithographic printing presses (like the Heidelberg Speedster CD 102)
in order to produce great, high resolution prints within the CMYK colour range.

Computer to Plate (CTP) is a streamlined process with which the processor takes the finalized file and out puts it
directly to a plate. Both Thermal and Violet CTP technologies utilize Laser Diodes to transfer an image onto a plate.
The difference between the two technologies is each utilizes a different laser colour and the wavelength of the light
emitted by these lasers differ. Violet plates are light sensitive and thus utilizes fewer laser diodes. As a result
Thermal technology can often be faster at executing jobs.

Plates produced by Offset Plate Processors are wrapped around a cylinder within an Offset Printing Press.
This cylinder is known as the Plate Cylinder. Both ink and water are required in order for the ink to
successfully coat the Plate. The Offset Plate then transfers the ink to a rubber blanket which in turn
transfers ink to paper.

Having experienced the Fujifilm PlateRite 8600N-S for ourselves theres no doubt that having a great
Offset Plate Processor would be of immense benefit to any printing company. By producing plates,
Offset Plate Processors are an essential part of the Lithographic printing process.



What is it?

It’s a resource for Point of Purchase (P.O.P.) Production inspiration. It has been mandated to search the globe for the most impressive and interesting examples of retail printing and then bring them back here for you to reference.
But the truth is, there’s no telling what it will eventually develop into. For now, we just hope it saves you time and money.

Who is it for?

Well, anyone who is interested in retail marketing I suppose. But it’s aimed at people who have a brand that needs to stand out in store. Whether you are a Seasoned Professional or someone who is just getting their feet wet with Point of Sale (P.O.S.), this is a good place to start.
We try to have a little something for everyone here. So help us shape it. Add your two cents to the conversation. Share a few things and tell us what you want this project to grow into. Help us steer it in the direction your brand wants to go.

Who is behind POP?

POP Online is a value initiative created by Proprint Services Inc. For over 25 years, they have stood at the forefront of Retail Point of Sale Production.
Proprint isn’t just an arsenal of state of the art technology. It is a collection of expertise. This blog seemed like a great way to harvest that experience and pass it on to others. We hope that it helps. Or at the very least inspires an idea or two.


Always have. Always will.

Why did we build this blog?

Simply put:
We love Retail Point of Sale Production.
We love Creative People.
We love to Share.


…and anyone else who’s crazy about point of sale production. Know anyone? Share it with them.

Offset Printers

What is Offset Printing?

Offset printing or web offset printing is a commonly used printing technique in which the inked image is transferred (or “offset”) from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface.

When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water, the offset technique employs a flat (planographic) image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (called “fountain solution”), keeping the non-printing areas ink-free.

The modern “web” process feeds a large reel of paper through a large press machine in several parts, typically for several metres, which then prints continuously as the paper is fed through.



Heildelberg CD102