Top-Pol in Zbrosławice is the first print company in Poland to use a Rapida RDC 106 rotary die-cutter from Koenig & Bauer
The machine was purchased as part of a project to allow the printing of innovative IML labels in an offset process, and which received funding support from the EU.
The rotary die-cutter aims to guarantee production stability and high cutting speeds, alongside significantly reduced makeready times.
Top-Pol is a family-run company that has been active in the printing market since 1989 and has become a specialist for the production of labels using non-absorbent substrates – primarily plastics – since the end of the 1990s.
“We were one of the pioneers in the use of UV offset technologies for substrates like this. IML labels soon became our flagship product and currently account for 70 to 80% of our production volume," said Marcel Topolski, co-proprietor. "Another key area is the production of lids and covers made from PE, PS, or PP for plastic packaging, for example for yogurt pots.”
Top-Pol exports 30%-40% of its production output. The end customers for the labels are primarily companies operating in the food and construction industries.
“The systematic development we are pursuing means we are constantly modernizing our production machinery, also with regard to finishing processes,” Topolski said.
The maximum mechanical output of the Rapida RDC 106 totals 15,000 sheets per hour. The press enables the die-cutting of substrates in thicknesses from 0.03 to 0.6 mm and is equipped with numerous solutions that were introduced with the Rapida 106 sheetfed offset printing presses.