Major Russian Packaging Printer Relies on a Speedmaster CX 102 with Prinect Inpress Control

Heidelberg, (PresseBox) - .
- Gotek-Print profits from high productivity of the Speedmaster CX 102 for long runs
- Prinect Inpress Control color measuring system ensures fast makeready times and high quality
- Service portfolio from Heidelberg keeps print shop fully operational

At the start of this year, Russia's first Speedmaster CX 102 from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) was installed at packaging print shop Gotek-Print in the town Zheleznogorsk. Until the end of 2012 the six-color press with coating unit and the integrated Prinect Inpress Control color measuring system, which controls ink and register on the fly, will have print over 21 million sheets. "The press meets key criteria for us, such as high-quality printing, process reliability, user-friendliness, high productivity, and efficient maintenance," says Sergei Sumin, Managing Director of Gotek-Print. "With Prinect Inpress Control, we cut our waste significantly, most especially when using spot colors. We also save a great deal of money, as card is very expensive. We print for well-established brand owners that insist on absolutely correct color reproduction for repeat jobs. Changes are rare - around 80 percent of orders are printed without any corrections and our customers receive consistent color results. Our employees in the pressroom are also delighted with the excellent ease of operation of the Speedmaster CX 102, which has a direct impact on the press's productivity."

Gotek started producing commercial jobs at the end of the 1960s and now comprises a group of companies. The broad-based product range covers corrugated board and all kinds of packaging, including flexographically printed micro-flute packaging, offset-printed folding cartons, and flexible and press-formed packaging. Gotek-Print and its 376 employees produce packaging for products such as alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals, foodstuff concentrates and, in particular, household appliances and confectionery. Its slice of the offset-laminated packaging market in Russia is around 20 percent according to the company's own estimates, with its share of folding carton production being put at six percent. Its customers include major international groups such as Nestlé, Kraft Foods, and Mars but also leading Russian companies including Aquaphor, Barier, and Russian Standard and foreign food, beverage, and consumer electronics manufacturers.

High productivity and comprehensive service portfolio

Printers Andrei Troshin and Sergei Karchenkov are delighted with the new press: "Compared to the Speedmaster CD 102, the side frames of the CX 102 are heavier and the grippers are from the Speedmaster XL. The new press therefore runs more smoothly at high speeds and, thanks to innovative new developments in operation and maintenance, is more efficient and user-friendly. The discs used for the sheet brake in the Speedmaster CD have been replaced by suction tapes, thus enabling more effective sheet alignment in the delivery pile." Sumin states that Gotek-Print can now print long runs at high speed and in excellent quality. "With runs of 20,000 sheets and more, we're ideally equipped for mass production," he says. Servicing and maintenance are also very important to him. "Technicians from Heidelberg CIS are able to perform services to meet specific needs and rectify any problems immediately. Service quality is a crucial factor for us in selecting a supplier."

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