“We’re now able to print jobs that we couldn’t before. Everything has been exactly as Heidelberg promised”, says Christian Rump from Blömeke in Herne in summarizing his experiences with the Speedmaster XL 75-5 LE UV. Managing directors and brothers Christian and Klaus-Georg Rump were looking for a replacement for their two older presses, and made increasing the profitability of their press arm and achieving a higher margin their top priority. It quickly became clear that replacing the old presses from another supplier with a highly automated five-color Speedmaster XL 75 in three-shift use would offer the greatest efficiency. In order to achieve the required high quality standards given the fast delivery times and the predominantly short runs of 2,000 sheets per job on average, the innovative LE UV drying technology (LE = Low Energy) is used. This would also mean no more protecting jobs with dispersion coating, particularly for short runs, as a requirement for prompt and quick finishing with no scratches.
It is possible to print on normal paper, natural paper, plastic, and foils. The LE UV technology is particularly beneficial for natural paper, since no powder application or coating is required and the natural look is retained with a high printing quality. “We’ve been able to inspire our existing customers and win new customers. Furthermore we are now offering faster and completely reproducible delivery. We’ve also been able to reduce our already low complaint rate even further”, notes Christian Rump happily.
The media company is located in the Ruhr area and was established as a stationery shop in 1899. Today the print shop has 40 employees. The company has been offering web-to-print shops as private areas for its customers for more than 15 years. The majority of these are well-known industrial companies headquartered in Germany with international subsidiaries. Blömeke specializes in optimizing processes in printing, service, and international logistics, and has a loyal customer base.
Together with the Prinect Press Center XL 2, the Prinect Inpress Control 2 inline color measurement system, the fully automatic AutoPlate Pro plate changer, and the Wallscreen XL, the Speedmaster XL 75 LE UV ensures highest quality and efficiency. “Our makeready times have halved, we’re using 40 per cent less energy, and saving over 50 metric tons of paper each year thanks to faster inking up and less paper waste. Our jobs have become more profitable without us having to increase our prices”, reports a satisfied Christian Rump. “This is all the more important since we have around 40 makeready processes each day and every third job needs different paper.” The press has been running around the clock since it was commissioned two years ago. “We have 98 per cent availability, and the SystemService36plus contract gives us peace of mind”, explains Christian Rump.
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