Recommended procedures before restarting Suprasetter

Points to be remembered

Heidelberg Suprasetter CtP

Procedures to be followed before restarting CtP equipment

  • Leave the UPS on for 3 – 4 hours for the battery to recharge
  • Check UPS for errors or abnormal sounds. If any, please notify UPS vendor
  • Ensure that the pneumatic compressor and air drier are both ON. Check the air pressure in the pneumatic gauge
  • Maintain room temperature at 22 degrees Celcius. Wait for 30 minutes before switching on the CtP, Processor, and server, giving time for the equipment to adjust to room temperature
  • Most electronic components fail, because of thermal runaway and condensation. So, it is strongly recommended to switch on any electronic device, after it adjusts to room temperature
  • Clean the CtP room and check for any sign of rodent attack. If possible, remove CtP cover and inspect and call Heidelberg prepress support, in case of any issue
  • Check server, workstation, a network switch, and network cables. Switch on server and workstation (cockpit, shooter, server). Check for network connectivity
  • Wait for 15 minutes, until all background processes stabilize in the server
  • Open the CtP GUI application for CtP models after 2012
  • For CtP models before 2012 – Switch on the CtP, server/shooter & workstation
  • Switch on the CtP, check for any error message and fix it. In case, the error persists, do call Heidelberg’s prepress experts for assistance
  • When CtP is ready, start the Prinect cockpit/meta
  • Start with one job, output one plate, and visually inspect the plate. Check with dot-meter for any dots


  • Drain water completely from the developer and wash sections
  • Clean all rollers in developer and wash sections
  • Clean developer filter and water filter
  • Check developer and water drain pipes thoroughly
  • If any error occurs, call Heidelberg prepress support
  • Reset plate counter, filter counter, etc via statistic menu
  • Check developer and replace it, also, replace Gum
  • Process one plate and check for any abnormal sound or error
  • Proceed with normal production

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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