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Thoro Packaging creates FoldedColor site after success with Anicolor from Heidelberg


Kennesaw, Ga., – Last November, Thoro Packaging launched FoldedColor, an online web-to-print platform for designing and ordering custom folding cartons. The efficient workflow paired with the support of a Speedmaster XL 75-8+LYYL Anicolor has provided FoldedColor a unique opportunity in the custom packaging segment.

According to CEO Jan Steiner, the XL 75 Anicolor has significantly increased production speeds across the plant and provided enhanced color consistency and fewer makeready sheets. An upgrade from a CD 74, the Anicolor machine allows for better short run capabilities with the same offset advantages.

The Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor lowers the costs for short run printing by using 90% less waste sheets than traditional offset. With maximum production speeds of up to 15,000 sheets per hour and a short, 1:1 anilox ink train, the Anicolor delivers high print quality along with quick and even inking, all preset via prepress — meaning no ink settings on the press.

“With FoldedColor, we aim to provide the best experience for custom packaging through a streamlined online workflow that makes the designing and printing process easy, convenient and faster than ever, without compromising the quality our customers deserve,” said Patrick Green, Director of Business Development.

FoldedColor is a new, innovative way to order custom printed product packaging in six easy steps:

  • Pick a size or create your own
  • Review price
  • Choose online or offline editing
  • Add custom graphics
  • Approve 3D proof
  • Place order

Customers choose from a variety of standard box styles and have the option to design directly on the website or upload a PDF. Orders ship within 7-10 business days.

“We’re thrilled to support Thoro Packaging in this exciting endeavor,” said Clarence Penge, Vice President of Sheetfed. “As a partner, we are dedicated to providing the integrated solutions needed to fulfill the current and future requirements of FoldedColor.”

With 45 years of experience in the folding carton industry, Thoro Packaging places its greatest emphasis on quality. Through innovative solutions, Thoro offers custom solutions to fit the goals and values of brands across various industries including medical, health, beauty and food. By consistently providing the highest quality products and unrivaled customer service, Thoro Packaging is committed to helping businesses grow and will stop at nothing to meet the expectations of its customers.

Media contacts:

Andy Rae
Senior Vice President - Equipment
Heidelberg USA

Hilary Rowser
PR & Marketing Specialist
Heidelberg USA

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