rlc | packaging ramps up printing and finishing capacity with new offset printing press

29 July 2015 (Last Updated July 29th, 2015 18:30)

Folding carton supplier rlc | packaging has increased machine capacity at its Hanover site in Germany to provide printing and finishing solutions for the beauty and healthcare industries.

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Folding carton supplier rlc | packaging has increased machine capacity at its Hanover site in Germany to provide printing and finishing solutions for the beauty and healthcare industries.

The company has equipped its facility with a new Manroland R 710 HiPrint sheet-fed offset printing press, featuring new cold foil technology to produce unlimited selection of finishes.

The Manroland sheet-fed offset printing press with ten printing and two coating units along with a cold foil module is expected to become operational in 2016.

"The InlineFoiler uses enough foil to cover the required image area, thereby minimising material consumption."

The machine's InlineFoiler 2.0 applies cold foil to the carton and enables multiple printing and coating with conventional or UV inks in a single pass. It can further add embossing, special effects and spot coating to the packaging.

rlc | packaging claims that the InlineFoiler uses enough foil to cover the required image area, thereby minimising material consumption.

Additionally, an inline colour measurement system combined with the InlineInspector uses an inline high-speed camera to monitor each individual sheet and detect even the smallest defects in order to maintain quality standards even at maximum speeds.

The simultaneous plate loading reduces make-ready times, thereby increasing performance, when compared with other offset presses.

rlc | packaging employs 1,250 people and operates eight highly specialised sites in Germany, Switzerland and Poland. The company supplies folding carton solutions to beauty, pharmaceutical, food and luxury goods segments.


Image: The Manroland sheet-fed offset printing press with ten printing and two coating units along with a cold foil module is expected to become operational in 2016. Photo: courtesy of rlc | packaging.