Whereas printing time was 70% with previous technology and approximately 30% was spent on makeready, now more than 93% of the time can be planned for the printing process. Unproductive makeready times have fallen to 6.8%. The press often goes back into operation after job changeover times of just 10 minutes. Inline ink density measurement and control with QualiTronic ColorControl has delivered huge improvements. It has halved waste during production and reduced it to a quarter or less than 100 sheets during makeready. Production can often start right after the first print.
The company mixes its own special inks. Cutting-edge measuring technology simulates the required illuminant ensuring that all specifications are met in order to get as close as possible to the color range required. The CXF files provided by the customer not only determine the Lab color range but also provide all the information about the ink.
The Hammer-Lübeck packaging plant processes 20,000 tons of cartonboard per year into 750 million folding cartons. In addition to the plant on the outskirts of Lübeck, which was built on a greenfield site in 1981, it has had a further production facility in Poznan, Poland, since 1995. with 7,500 pallet spaces added for logistics companies. Everything is equipped to meet future challenges in packaging production