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Peachtree Packaging installs Göpfert five-colour dual die-cutting press


August 29, 2018
By PrintAction Staff

Peachtree Packaging & Display, a designer and manufacturer of custom, semi-permanent/corrugated and permanent point of purchase (POP) and direct to consumer graphic & experiential packaging solutions, has recently increased its capabilities with the acquisition of a Göpfert Evolution High Board Line five-colour dual die-cutting press.

The investment will provide Peachtree Packaging with an additional capacity of 10,000 full-size sheets per hour and the ability to produce more than 180,000,000 additional square-feet per year.

“As a trusted caretaker of some of the world’s most recognizable brands, we have an obligation to provide our customers with access to the absolute best technology and equipment the industry has to offer. Industry leaders must have industry leading technology,” says Chad Wagner, president and CEO of Peachtree Packaging.

Nicknamed the ‘Spaceship’ among the Peachtree Packaging team for its futuristic appearance, the press is fully automated and can manage projects up to 110-inch printing width. Göpfert explains the press can print 100+ line screen. The 86.61-inch board line in combination with the open machine architecture enable operators to set the machine while production is running, the company says. As a result, print units are made ready while other projects are still running, making speed to market for customers even faster. The system also features a print control camera, vacuum sheet transport, and servo driven technology to help adjust for deviations.

“The Göpfert not only provides the best printing quality possible, but it also increases our customers’ speed to market. There’s no compromise on speed or quality,” says Pete Galbiati, director of marketing for Peachtree Packaging. “Projects that used to take three weeks can now be completed in one.”

In recent years Peachtree Packaging has also purchased a 74-inch Post specialty folder/gluer, Hycorr 115-inch rotary die-cutter, and a 118-inch Revicart specialty folder/gluer with multi-feeder.

Peachtree Packaging was founded in November of 1979 and opened for business in a 15,000-square-foot facility run by fewer than 10 employees. Today, the company employs more than 150 employees in over 250,000 square-feet of manufacturing and fulfillment space spread across two facilities in Atlanta.