Primefire 106 pilot user announced

German packaging company Colordruck Baiersbronn will be the pilot user of the Heidelberg Primefire 106, the first industrial digital printing system in B1 format.

The Primefire 106 is the world’s first B1 sheetfed inkjet press, it is aimed at cartonboard printers. Rival B1 digital colour press manufacturer Landa has also just announced its first beta site, an Israeli folding carton printer due to take the press in July.

Martin Bruttel, managing director, Colordruck Baiersbronn says, “Heidelberg Primefire 106 integrates seamlessly into our industrial print production and improves our flexibility, thus enabling us to respond to market trends more quickly and to implement new business models successfully. As the future will increasingly mean mass customisation in packaging, the Primefire 106 will provide us with the ideal basis for meeting up-and-coming requirements.”

[Related: Heidelberg unveils B2 Speedmaster]

Heidelberg says, the Primefire 106 provides a production environment for developing new areas of business, such as for the production of more varied and more customised packaging or for adding tracking and security elements to the individual packaging.

The company says printing-on-demand with Primefire 106 facilitates the optimisation of supply chain processes and the reduction of storage costs. Furthermore, the seven-colour inkjet system powered by Fujifilm Inkjet Technology in conjunction with Heidelberg Multicolor technology enables Primefire 106 to cover 95 per cent of the Pantone colour space thereby bringing productivity and cost benefits for completing jobs involving spot colours. Water-based inkjet printing meets strict environmental and recycling requirements and therefore also permits food-safe production without any complications.

Heidelberg says, it offers customised and specialised packaging solutions to industrial and commercial companies from the food, confectionery, pharmaceuticals and non-food industries.

Colordruck Baiersbronn says as a packaging service provider it counts among Europe’s technological leaders. It has 250 qualified employees and more than 60 years of experience, colordruck Baiersbronn has developed from a packaging producer to a packaging service provider.

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