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Heidelberg bags order worth €3.3m from Brazilian Midiograf

Germany-based manufacturer of printing presses Heidelberg has bagged an order worth €3.3m from Brazilian commercial print shop Midiograf in the state of Paraná for a complete package at Drupa 2012 in Düsseldorf.

The order includes a Speedmaster SX 102 eight-color perfecting press, the first of its kind in South America, a Eurobind Pro adhesive binder and a Stahlfolder TH 82 buckle plate folding machine.

Midiograf, which produces catalogs, brochures, and books, said that with this investment, it looking to extend its vertical range of manufacture.

Midiograf’s joint owners Nivaldo and Edson Benvenho, commenting on the deal, said: "The Eurobind Pro and the Stahlfolder TH 82 are the ideal choice for matching the speed of the Speedmaster SX 102. Overall, we are aiming to boost our productivity by over 40 percent."

September 2012 will see Eurobind Pro being, which will be followed by the TH 82 folding machine and the Speedmaster SX 102, which is taking the place of a Speedmaster SM 74 four-color press, at the beginning of 2013.

Midiograf will then have 21 printing units from Heidelberg in the 35 x 50, 50 x 70, and 70 x 100cm (13.78 x 19.69, 19.69 x 27.56, and 27.56 x 39.37 inch) formats.