Since the end of last year, French packaging printer Cartoneo has
been operating not one but two new six-color presses from
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) - a Speedmaster XL 162
and a Speedmaster XL 105. Both presses have a coating unit and
integrated UV equipment for printing with UV inks and coatings.
They replace two competitor presses in the same formats. Cartoneo
specializes in the design, printing, and packaging of point-of-sale
(POS) items such as displays and surface-finished packaging in
short and very short runs. The company's exacting requirements
in terms of print quality and surface finishing options and its
focus on very short runs were the main reasons that led it to opt
for Peak Performance presses from Heidelberg. Cartoneo makes
products for customers in the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, fashion,
and spirits industries and also for small and exclusive vineyards
in the Champagne region that operate in the high-price segment. The
company is planning further market growth in these areas.
It has a number of production sites in the up-and-coming
economic region of Rhône-Alpes. These are located in
south-eastern France, between Lyons and Geneva. A new building was
constructed specifically for the new presses at the company's
Geovreissiat site near the Swiss border. Cartoneo has around 100
employees and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Top quality, far shorter makeready times, and less waste
Cartoneo uses the Speedmaster XL 162 large-format press
primarily for displays and POS items and the Speedmaster XL 105 for
packaging with surface finishing. In large-format applications in
particular, the average run is 3,000 sheets or less. The two new
presses quickly enabled makeready times to be cut by up to 30
percent thanks to their high level of automation and integrated
control of color and register with Prinect Inpress Control. This
has also significantly reduced paper waste and led to lower
production costs - benefits that are all the more important when
using substrates with surface finishing and this particular format.
What's more, the customer is impressed by the presses'
print quality, with their clean printing of screens and solids, and
by their stable color balance during production.
A whole new level of performance in large-format packaging
Heidelberg first unveiled its two large-format presses -
the Speedmaster XL 162 and Speedmaster XL 145 - at drupa 2008 and
started series production in 2009. Packaging printers now own more
than 50 percent of all large-format presses built by the company.
While the presses in the Speedmaster XL 145 family are primarily
used in folding carton production, the Speedmaster XL 162 series is
mainly intended for printing POS materials in short runs. Both
presses set the benchmark in their class when it comes to flexible
and profitable production. They give users a clear technological
edge on the market.
French packaging print shop Cartoneo operates a
Speedmaster XL 162 from Heidelberg. Site Manager Laurence Gangloff
(center) - shown here with Thomas Hellinger (right) and Philippe
Carré from Heidelberg - is impressed by its high quality and
short makeready times, especially with very short runs.
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