This configuration enables the back and front of folding cartons to be produced in one pass. This means, for example, that small luxury folding cartons with full-surface printing on the inside with two dark blue inks and protective coating followed by five colors on the outside with gloss coating, matt coating, or gold coating can be produced.
The machine can also be used for collecting packaging, for example for three to five different perfume bottles, or for shower gel, deodorant, and perfume from one brand. These are produced for the airport duty free sector, where text is required more and more frequently on the inside of these cartons.
The new Speedmaster XL 75 with twelve units – an XL 75-2+LY-P-5+LYL – is in production at B.Pack at the Couches site in Burgundy, France. The pressroom has been home to a Speedmaster XL 75-6+LYY-1+L since the beginning of 2015.
“We’re very happy with Heidelberg as a partner for the packaging industry. Following positive experiences in the past, we’re now looking forward to the new machine customized to our specific requirements to increase our flexibility in packaging applications,” said Jeremy Desbois, pressroom manager at B.Pack.
Over a history going back 110 years, the Wauters Group has a workforce of approximately 150, split between two sites in France. Large to medium-sized packaging is manufactured in long runs at the group’s headquarters in Paris/Villebon-sur-Yvette. B.Pack in Couches specializes in smaller and medium runs with high levels of finishing.