Warneke Paper Box installs first Heidelberg Primefire in U.S.

PrintAction Staff
July 20, 2018
By PrintAction Staff
Warneke Paper Box of Denver, Colorado, recently began installation of the new Heidelberg Primefire 106. The seven-colour industrial inkjet 40-inch B1 size digital press will allow the packaging printer to expand its business by collaborating with customers on targeted short-run packaging campaigns and provide added security to cartons through variable content.

According to Vice President and COO Steve Huppert, “We first saw the Primefire at drupa 2016 and were amazed by the results. We’re excited for the new opportunities that it will create for both us and our customers.”

Being the first commercially available industrial inkjet digital printing system in the 70 x 100 (40 inch) format, the Primefire 106 is designed for high production volumes, Heidelberg explains. Based on the platform of the Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106, the machine is described as giving packaging printers the confidence of over 80 percent available print uptime, while easily integrating into offset environments. Heidelberg explains the Primefire’s direct to sheet seven-colour imaging registration allows for unique security printing features to be incorporated, along with variable content, for anti-counterfeiting packaging designs.

The Primefire 106 digital printing system boasts print quality of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi with initial production speeds of 2,500 sheets per hour and is designed to achieve volumes of up to 1.5 million sheets per month. The platform is modular, which accommodates further speed increases and feature updates without having to replace the press. Additionally, custom press configurations using the XL 106 common offset modules are possible.

“We’ve trusted Heidelberg as a partner for years to develop groundbreaking technology that can help their customers turn a profit. We have no doubt that the Primefire will do just that,” says Stacy Warneke, President and CEO of Warneke Paper Box.

With a 100-year-old history, Warneke Paper Box Company is a custom manufacturer of folding cartons, set-up boxes, POP displays and pocket folders.

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