Two new ground breaking machine investments
The German online printer Saxoprint (a part of Cewe) has invested in the world’s first Heidelberg Speedmaster XL162-8P with roll feed technique by Cutstar. The new machine comes with the format 1.210×1.620mm. The plant in Dresden, Germany, has invested more than 70 million euro in new equipment over the last seven years.
Roll feeding means Saxoprint can benefit from 6 per cent lower paper prices compared to a sheets, according to the company. And one roll of paper equals 3-4 pallets with sheets so the company becomes more productive due to fever interruptions.
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First KM-1 in the Nordics
At the same time, local printer Tierps Tryckeri in Gävle, Sweden, has opted to invest in an Inkjet from Konica Minolta (KM-1) after an extensive production analysis. With this they become the first to invest in KM-1 in the Nordics.
“The process started with a visionary evening meeting with Niclas Wahlgren from Gibon in Gävle,” says CEO Håkan Monfors, who was appointed CEO of the company a year ago. The meeting led to an extensive analysis with large quantities of data and a very constructive dialogue with Gibon and Konica Minolta, says Monfors.
The process ended with an acqusition of a Konica Minolta KM-1.