Inline flexo printing.
Modular, flexible, scalable. An inline converting system that speaks to the highest demands in the folding carton industry – and the only system that adapts to your changing needs.
This is not your father’s folding carton industry. Every day you are confronted with new and difficult challenges: shorter delivery times, lower order quantities and reduced inventory, and all against a backdrop of customer demands for just-in-time production.
Diversity, speed-to-market, flexibility and efficient printing and finishing processes are the key factors for success in the battle for market share and customer loyalty.
- Do you need to increase your efficiency and reduce work-in-process at the same time?
- Do you want to differentiate from the competition through a variety of flexible finishing processes and offer your customers a broad portfolio of printed products?
- Are you searching for a single converting system which allows you to cover all these requirements?
This is not your father’s printing press. This is the Heidelberg ICS series, a revolutionary inline web-fed converting system that combines tremendous process and production flexibility through the use of modular, easy-to-change units for flexo printing, hot- and cold-foil stamping, rotary screen printing, film/foil laminating, and diecutting all in-line. You can even add fixed-position rotogravure print decks, for the elegance and strong colour that only gravure can deliver.
Imagine that Today, you’re printing a four-colour job with two spot colours, a spot gloss UV varnish and an aqueous overprint, followed by diecutting that includes internal windows. How many machines does that require? How much handling and waste?
Tomorrow morning, you need to print a short run of another job – this one consisting of seven-colour process, with one backside colour and a foil-stamped vignette finished-up with perimeter diecutting with creasing. Finally, tomorrow afternoon you’ll need to go back to one of your mainstays, a straightforward 3-colour box with gloss varnish and diecutting.
The uniquely flexible Heidelberg ICS can produce all three of these jobs, and many more like them, in a small fraction of the time required by a multi-step process using individual dedicated machines. In fact, with an ICS, a folder-gluer may be the only other machine you need. Separate machines for stamping, embossing, screen printing and diecutting can be a thing of the past.
The innovative, flexible Heidelberg ICS excels in the production of packaging for:
- Pharma- and Nutriceuticals
- Luxury drinks
- And any other cartons requiring value-added embellishing
The Heidelberg ICS - Modular, flexible, scalable.
Work with us to design your new Heidelberg ICS to meet your specific needs.