Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is worldwide known for high-end technology, high quality and proximity to customers. This well-established German company is the leading manufacturer of sheetfed offset and digital printing machines.

Founded by Andreas Hamm in 1850, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG did manage to take root in the market of sheetfed offset printing as pioneer in technology. Besides the original printing machine, Heidelberg produces also pre-press machines as well as post press machines and customizedl designs:

Cutting machines Folding machines Stitching machines Perfect Binders Die Cutters Folder gluers
POLAR 56 Stahlfolder Ti 52 / Ti 36 Stitchmaster ST 100 Eurobind 600/600PUR Varimatrix 82 CS Easygluer 100
POLAR 66 ECO/NET Stahlfolder TA 52 Stitchmaster ST 350 Eurobind 1300/1300 PUR Varimatrix 105 C/CS Diana 45
POLAR 78 Stahlfolder TH/KH Stitchmaster ST 450 Eurobind Pro Varimatrix 105 CSF Diana X 80 / X 115
POLAR 80 ECO/NET Stahlfolder KH 66 Stitchmaster ST 500 Eurotrim 1000 Varimatrix 105 CSF Diana Feeder
POLAR 92 Stahlfolder KH 82 Dymatrix 106 Pro Diana Packer
POLAR 115 Stahlfolder KH 94 Dymatrix 113 Pro Inlet Spotter
POLAR 137 Stahlfolder KH 112 Dymatrix 145
POLAR 155 Speedmaster XL 106 D
POLAR Stapelwender

Despite the wide product range, the Heidelberg Sheetfed offset presses in the format 35 x 50 cm up to 120 x 160 cm remain the core business of the company. As the demand of used Heidelberg printing machines is so high, we always do have a selection in our delivery programme.

Sheetfed offset presses - overview

Heidelberg Speedmaster

35 x 50 50 x 70 70 x 100 100 x 140 und 120 x 160
Printmaster QM 46 Speedmaster SM 74 Speedmaster SM 102 Speedmaster XL 145
Printmaster GTO 52 Printmaster PM 74 Speedmaster SX 102 Speedmaster XL 162
Printmaster PM 52 Speedmaster SX 74 Speedmaster CD 102
Speedmaster SM 52 Speedmaster XL 75 Speedmaster CX 102
Speedmaster SX 52 Speedmaster XL 102
Speedmaster XL 105 / XL 106


Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG offers suitable peripheral equipment for each of these sheetfed offset printing machines. By upgrading your new or used printing machine with different modules, you create short setup times, maximum productivity and high-end quality.


The Heidelberger „Star System“ is a perfect combination to use the potential of your sheetfed offset printing press: Short setup times, maximum productivity, ecological working and high printing quality. You can be sure to get the maximum out of your Speedmaster.

Peripheral Equipment - Overview

CutStar The CutStar is a short-grain sheeter which is being installed directly at the feeder of your Heidelberg sheetfed offset press. With the CutStar you can use cheap rolls instead of expensive sheets. The rolls are cut into the required format.
StaticStar The StaticStar minimizes the static electrification of your print substrates, so that maximum printing speed can be achieved.
AirStar The AirStar is perfectly adjusted to the Heidelberg Speedmaster machine. A central air supply cabinet bundles nearly all single blowers for the suction and blow air of your printing machine. The AirStar is optimized for energy conversion efficiency and reduces the energy consumption by up to 50 %.
HydroStar The HydroStar saves time and cost by guaranteeing a constant concentration of alcohol and dampening solution. The temperatures stay constant and the dampening solution is clean.
InkStar und InkStar Direct The InkStar System is the automated colour supply for the Speedmaster. A sensor double checks the colour level in the ink ducts and doses accordingly. The InkStar System consists of two-kilo-ink ducts which are standard worldwide. The ducts are available in all offset printing colours. The InkStar Direct System uses a valve instead of the ink ducts. These are connected to the central colour supply.
FoilStar The FoilStar stands for economical foil refinement and is available for the following sheetfed offset presses:

  • Speedmaster CD 74
  • Speedmaster XL 75
  • Speedmaster CX 102
  • Speedmaster CD 102
  • Speedmaster XL 106
  • Speedmaster XL 105
The cold-foil-module refines a variety of labels and packaging and brings out brilliant metallic effects. The module comes with 2 offset printing units. The first printing unit applies the foil gluer over the whole sheet. The second and main printing unit consists of units for absorbing and applying on the foil.
WashStar The WashStar is a fully automated washing programme which minimizes the expenditure of time for machine cleaning. It is available for the following machines:

  • Speedmaster SM 102
  • Speedmaster CD 102
  • Speedmaster SX 102
  • Speedmaster CX 102
Expenditure of time is a big issue for small editions, where you have to wash more often. This system enables you to go on printing whilst the WashStar is working.
CoatingStar Refinement by high gloss. The CoatingStar is the system for coating supply with highest demand and flexibility. The low maintenance annular-piston pump technology is able to work with the whole spectrum of coating types. Changes in coating types are easy and quick.
DryStar DryStar Ink, DryStar Coating or DryStar Combination: you can get the right and individual dryer for each application. Sheet guiding and dryer are combined perfectly, so that the maximum speed can be achieved. There is no similar system which is that efficient than the DryStar.
Heat Recovery The heat recovery from Heidelberg enables you to reuse the heat and to optimize the process of drying. The cross-flow heat exchanger prevents penetration of humidity to come into your machine.
DryStar UV By the perfect integration in the Heidelberg printing machine with a minimum distance between UV dryer and sheet UV printing with the highest production speed is possible.
DryStar LE UV The DryStar LE UV is the LE (Low Energy) version of the DryStar UV and has been developed especially for the Speedmaster XL 106 and Speedmaster XL 75. The UV dryer allows entry into the commercial UV market and raises your printing company as well as your print products in a new market.
PowderStar The PowderStar series can be integrated perfectly to your Speedmaster as well. The PowderStar does have a very precise powder dosage. 12 – 24 nozzles apply the powder and reduce the powder consumption by 30 – 50 %.
CleanStar With the Clean Star and its 4 over the stack arranged suction channels possible false powder is fed into an exhaust air cleaning cabinet and reduces the dust load in your print by more than 80%.
InsertStar The InsertStar is a tape inserter with the function of counting and marking.


The peripheral equipments of the Star-System are completely integrated into the operating concept of the printing machines. This fact guarantees the controlling and timing of the press at any time.


The crosslinking of all modules to the Prinect Press Center integrates the peripheral equipment into the Remote Service of Heidelberg. The complete system is under remote control: whether single modules are in one room or not.

Ecological Production

Benefit from the „green production“ trend and improve your eco-footprint! The ecology environment protection became a high issue for all activities of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. Development, production and utilization of the machines stick to this issue in order to minimize the consumption of resources. Already used printing machines of the series Speedmaster year 2001 present exemplary ecological results.