Over the 50 years since its founding, De Groot has installed printing presses in small to large formats. Private and business stationery, magazines, books and advertising products make up the bulk of the work to be done.
“In the premium segment, the differences are often only small, but speed is becoming increasingly important,” Anton De Groot explains. “You could liken it to a pit stop in Formula One racing, where every second counts. The top production speed – which on the eight-color Rapida 106 means 18,000 sheets per hour in perfecting mode – was one of the deal-clinching factors. The choice of the B1 format and the extremely fast job changeover times were similarly essential for our production. Our market demands fast delivery times and products of the highest quality.”
The long high-tech Rapida replaces an older eight-color press and a B2 press. The significantly higher printing speed and the fast makeready of the Rapida 106 have boosted production capacity by approximately 40%.