Digital printing and die cutting let PackEx provide folding cartons in small runs within five days or less.
The firm has founded PackEx, a fully owned subsidiary at a new facility in Worms, Germany, that specializes in the production of folding cartons in small and very small batches. For quantities as low as a single carton, printing is done on an HP sheet-fed 30000 digital press. For larger print runs, a sheet-fed Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor 2is deployed. The Anicolor inking unit technology on this offset press, says Heidelberg, brings 50% shorter makeready time and 50% higher productivity in the press room, which makes it especially suitable for the short runs and fast job changes that are inherent in a web-to-pack concept.