Belgian print shop proves that small quantities offset is possible with press automation

Kliema EupenWith all the noise about production inkjet marketing one could easily forget that offset is still very much alive. Make ready times and make ready sheets can be decreased by press automation. Automation also guarantees a predictable result with much less waste paper. Kliemo in Eupen, Belgium, proves this with their investment in the Speedmaster XL 106-10P equipped with the new Prinect Inpress Control 2 system. Thanks to press automation this printer has been able to cut waste paper by up to 50 sheets per set up, according to print manager Ralph Rodtheut. Automated inline measuring has made very fast work of setting up of many of their jobs. The Prinect option not only automates colour management, but also takes care of the perfect register and controls dot gain during the entire run. Fortunately investing in automated pre-press workflow has become the norm for any graphics company and investing in press automation is the next step. Heidelberg, KBA, Manroland, Komori and Ryobi regularly report this. Press automation will keep offset young for at least another 10 years.

Rob van den Braak

Printer’s devil (1964), phototypesetter, offsetprinter, teacher of graphic techniques, salesmanager, productmanager, trade journalist, founder of BlokBoek e-zine (2011). But above all husband, father, friend and lover of life in southern Spain (since 2010).

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