One of the first production Versafire EV presses has been in use at Druckerei Rindt GmbH & Co.KG in Fulda, Hesse, Germany since April 2018. Managing director Sebastian Jerabeck had spent years looking for a suitable digital printing system to round off the offset printing offering and provide extended services to customers.
“We regard digital printing as an important part of our offering, we want to use it to round off our portfolio downwards and print short runs,” said Jerabeck.
“The Versafire EV was the only press to hit the mark for us: the print quality is so good that there is very little difference between the digital and offset prints,” added Sören Plur, prepress team leader.
Rindt has been growing since its establishment in 1931. It invests in the latest printing technology every two to three years and is planning another production expansion in the offset printing sector for this year.
The full-service print shop operates in three shifts, with 80% of its deliveries going to German customers, as well as to Austria and Switzerland. Three-quarters of the printed products are traditional commercial jobs, and the company also produces packaging, which is where it is experiencing the strongest growth.
“We regard ourselves as a partner to our customers. For example, a few years ago we repositioned our print shop by relaunching our brand – moving away from the standard print shop and towards a problem solver, and are therefore less replaceable,” said Jerabeck.