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.
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:
Work with us to design your new Heidelberg ICS to meet your specific needs.
With the modular design of our Inline Converting Systems ICS you are able to cope with any challenge in the printing and finishing process! The EVA (Easy Value Add) platform concept enables an order-oriented configuration of your printing machine. Swap printing and value-adding modules at record speed - easily and without lifting equipment.
Select specific modules and their positions in the line, as required and according to your specific print job. Whether you need screen printing, laminating, hot or cold foil application, backside printing, hologram-insetting, gravure printing with metallic colours – it’s easy with the Heidelberg ICS.
Due to the modularity of it’s design, the ICS can be perfectly adapted to your industry and customer challenges. The open interface architecture enables the integration and retrofitting to the latest technologies or finishing platforms – both now and in the future. This gives you investment security over the life of the machine. Get professional in folding cartons or develop yourself as a high-performance flexible packaging provider.
For both waterbased and UV inks, a Heidelberg ICS is always especially made to your requirements. Within the machine we can install one or both ink systems in combination to meet your individual challenges.
The ICS machine software provides performance information to your production data acquisition and job control programs. An integrated job storage system retains production parameters, reduces operating errors and keeps waste to a minimum. For you, this means a one-time setup and pushbutton recall of the converting process for any given job. And, available 100% inspection controls (with optional automatic ejection) ensure flawless shipments.
By combining printing, value-added converting and diecuttting into a single pass, your new Heidelberg ICS creates a smooth and simple workflow in your factory. You can now speed up production and better address JIT delivery requirements. Thanks to the configurability of the Heidelberg ICS we provide you with multiple production modes:
We listen carefully to your requirements and recommend the solution that is right for you. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation.
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