PRINTEX AG, Dagmersellen, Switzerland
For more than 30 years, PRINTEX AG in Dagmersellen (Switzerland) is
an innovative company in the print media industry. It was founded
in 1977 and since then the print shop has been developed and
enlarged continuously. In the meantime, owner Josef
Affentranger's team comprises 15 employees and four trainees
who have the ambition to deliver an excellent quality of their
print products and to enhance customer satisfaction.
To achieve this, the Speedmaster SM 74 five-color press which
has produced for the last two years more than 15 million sheets is
their key for success. Some of the particular options this press is
equipped with are the color measuring system Prinect Axis Control,
the Alcolor Vario dampening unit, CombiStar for an integrated
dampening solution treatment and inking unit temperature control as
well as the chamber doctor blade for the coating system.
For Josef Affentranger, the benefits of the Speedmaster SM 74
are, on the one hand, definitely the reduced make-ready times -
production run can start after not more than 300 sheets - and, on
the other hand, the overall machine concept that delivers
outstanding print quality as a result of the stable sheet travel
and straightforward operation. Not only flyers, brochures and
company newspapers are produced on the Speedmaster SM 74, but in
particular also coating applications for commercial print shops.
The integration between prepress and pressroom is ensured by the
software option InstantGate.
The up-to-date prepress department at PRINTEX AG ensures design,
composition and image production for all kinds of print products as
well as the execution of overall graphic concepts. To accelerate
processes on a long-term basis, they invested in the Prinect
Workflow four years ago which enables a central control of all
processes and the transfer of presetting data to the pressroom and
postpress. The Suprasetter A75 platesetter which is well prepared
to cope with highest demands in the pressroom has also proven its
qualities in continuous operation.
Besides the Speedmaster SM 74-5 with coating system, the
pressroom comprises also a Speedmaster SM 52-2 with coating system,
a Speedmaster SM 52-2 with numbering and perforating device as well
as a Printmaster GTO 52-1. "This comprehensive number of
printing presses gives us the possibility to assist our customers
for realizing their print products, ranging from business cards to
brochures with highest gloss", states Affentranger.
In the postpress area, a Stahl folding machine as well as a
Polar EM 115 guillotine round off the product portfolio.
Consequently, cutting, folding, perforating, numbering, punching,
wire stitching, adhesive binding,, etc. can be realized easily and
Approximately 15 jobs with an average run length between 200
and 10,000 sheets are produced per day in one shift. Altogether,
this amounts to approximately 2,000 jobs per year with a yearly
plate volume of up to approximately 15,000 plates. For Josef
Affentranger, the next investment could be made in the Service Plus
Package for which he has shown great interest for some time
PRINTEX AG Offsetprinting
Tel: 062 748 30 30
Fax: 062 748 30 39