Print Media Performance & Training Center Classes

More than machines. A focus on customer needs.

Performance is tied to data driven results. Heidelberg Print Media Performance and Training Center, located outside of Atlanta, GA is here to meet those results and exceed expectations. Yes, we may be known for having a 30,000 square foot demonstration center, but we are more than top-notch machines and demonstrators, we are also educators.
Training is becoming more critical than ever — operator positions are declining at an alarming rate of 13% — approximately 20,000 jobs over the next 4 years. As the industry leader, Heidelberg has stepped up to launch free* training programs designed to build and grow the skills of future operators. But, not only that — these classes will also cover press maintenance, mechanical repairs, postpress equipment, and even management.
With your help and our commitment to achieving peak performance, you can take your people, processes, and overall business to the next level — all right here at the Print Media Performance and Training Center.
All classes are held in-person at our Kennesaw, GA training facility.

Press Classes

Quality Printing and the Chemistry Behind the Print. – Feb. 6-7th
Suitable for: Press Operators
Optimal inking and dampening settings are the prerequisites for excellent print quality. Operators will learn the chemistry behind the interaction of ink, water, rollers, plates, and how to maintain this balance within narrow tolerance during production.
Sheetfed Feeder Training. – Feb. 6-7th
Suitable for: Press Operators
Quality printing begins with consistent feeding. This class will go over basic functions of each feeder component, how to set up for different substrates, and suction head maintenance.
Advanced Print Fundamentals. Jan. 20-21st / Mar. 4-5th
Suitable for: Press Operators
This class will focus on the critical elements of running an offset printing press, such as understanding different printing pressures, roller settings, chemistry, and color management.
Understanding UV. – Dec. 12th
Suitable for: Press Operators and Shift Supervisors
UV is one of the most important technologies used in offset printing today. Operators will learn about the various types of UV ink, how they differentiate from each other, and how they differ from conventional ink. This class will also cover UV coatings, special effects including drip-off, and cost differences of each technology.

Postpress Classes

Advanced Folding. (TBD)
Suitable for: Experienced Commercial Bindery Operators
This class will build upon the curriculum taught in our “Introduction to Folding” class. Experienced operators will learn the components of a folder, safety, operation, maintenance, and advanced folding techniques including scoring and perforating.
Introduction to Diecutting. – Jan. 20-21st
Suitable for: Diecutting Operators
In order to achieve optimum running speeds, master the best practices in diecutting such as lock up of tooling, preparation of patch sheet, laying counters and how to effectively strip waste.
Introduction to Folding and Gluing. – Mar. 4-5th
Suitable for: Packaging Finishing Operators
Learn the basics of setting up and running a folder gluer. This training will cover basic carton styles and how to optimize their makeready for high running speeds.

Optimization Classes

Process Improvement. – Dec. 9th
Suitable for: Production and Management Personnel
The objective of this class is to gain knowledge in the execution of continuous improvement in the print manufacturing environment, by streamlining processes to save costs and ensure less waste.
Print Color Management – Digital and Offset. – Jan. 20-21st
Suitable for: Prepress or Digital Operators
To better optimize color consistency throughout a plant’s workflow, participants in this course will learn color management theory and how to put that theory into practice managing various output devices.
For questions or more information please contact:
Jeff Powalisz, Director of Demo Room Operations
Have a class in mind? Let us know!

* Please note: Lunch will be provided by Heidelberg on the training dates. Attendees are responsible for all other food and travel expenses to and from our training facility in Kennesaw, GA.

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    Welcome to Print Media Performance & Training Center – the home of passionate print experts and industry-leading technology. With over 30,000 square feet, Print Media Performance & Training Center is the largest print demonstration center in North America. We invite you to experience our state-of-the-art facility for yourself!

    Kennesaw, Ga. – 
    Even as the “Great Resignation” began to echo across the U.S. in 2021, the print industry was already losing an alarming number of veteran workers to retirement and opportunities in other industries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites that print operator positions are declining at a rate of 13% annually – equating to roughly 20,000 people leaving their jobs over the next 4 years. Click to read more.


    The Print Media Performance & Training Center is open to the print media industry, customers, vendors, universities and trade associations for meetings, conferences and other educational or demonstration needs. If you are not able to attend in person, we are prepared to offer Live Streaming, webinars or remote demonstrations to the comfort of your meeting room. We look forward to providing you with the information you require to ensure you can achieve the best possible productivity out of your Heidelberg equipment.

    Print Media Performance & Training Center Equipment List

    Commercial Postpress

    Polar N 78 Plus
    POLAR high-speed cutters are key components in finishing. The current ``N`` generation is distinguished by the future-oriented platform for simple network integration and well-proven intuitive operator guidance.
    Polar 137 System 200
    Cutting width 137 cm, N 137 Plus, with jogger, weighing scale and Transomat.
    Stahlfolder TH82‐P
    With its unrivaled level of automation, the Stahlfolder TH82‐P is our best-selling folding machine. No wonder, since its wide variety of materials, fast makeready times, and ease of operation make it a good fit for almost every print shop.
    Stahlfolder KH 82
    With its unrivaled level of automation, the Stahlfolder KH 82 is our best-selling folding machine. No wonder, since its wide variety of materials, fast makeready times, and ease of operation make it a good fit for almost every print shop.
    Stahlfolder SSP
    With the Stahlfolder SSP, you can master the very wide landscape formats frequently required for flyers precisely and efficiently. The scoring, slitting and perforating station can be combined with flat pile, round continuous and pallet feeders.


    Easymatrix 106 CS Dicutter
    With an output of 7,700 sheets per hour and short set-up times, the Easymatrix 106 C/CS stands for productivity and cost-effectiveness up to the 106 format. It processes materials from 90 to 2,000 g/m². Even corrugated board up to 4 mm thickness can be processed

    Software & Computer to Plate

    Prinect Workflow
    Commercial, packaging or label printing – digitization offers the printing industry many opportunities. Unleash your full potential for greater customer satisfaction, productivity, and profit - with Prinect.
    Suprasetter 106 42 PPH
    The modular design of the Suprasetter A106/106 provides you with maximum flexibility for the medium-size format range. Their Intelligent Diode System (IDS) virtually eliminates production losses. An integrated cooling system prevents any adverse impact from external temperatures.
    Epson 9570 with UV Spectro
    From professional photography to proofing and graphic design, the SureColor P9570 was built from the ground-up to uniquely cater to the full spectrum of creative needs. Featuring all-new UltraChrome® PRO12 Ink, the SureColor P9570 captures every detail with unparalleled color brilliance and accuracy. And, with a new 2.6`` PrecisionCore® printhead, you get unmatched image quality at speeds up to 2.4 times faster than our previous generation


    CX 104-6+L
    The Speedmaster CX 104-6+L press offers a brand new 104 sheet format and ergonomic design and features a completely new operating philosophy, the Heidelberg User Experience, which together with the Intellistart 3 system and a whole host of assistance systems, ensure short makeready times and the best possible support for operators.
    XL 106-8-P+L 18K
    A whole range of eco components are ensuring the Speedmaster XL 106 minimizes energy consumption, emissions, paper waste and other waste – while maximizing productivity.
    Versafire EP
    Versafire EP is a four-color-digital printing system designed as a high-performance machine for high volumes in the commercial sector.
    Versafire EV
    The Versafire EV is characterized by a large variety of applications and the seven special colors.
    Labelfire 340 Narrow Web
    The Gallus Labelfire combines the latest digital printing technology with the benefits of conventional printing and further processing technology and is raising the bar in label printing.

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    Address :
    1000 Gutenberg Drive,
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    Phone :
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