Belgian printing company T’Hooft is continuing its growth curve with its recent purchase of a second Compacta 818 from Koenig & Bauer.
In spring 2019, the system – the company’s third Koenig & Bauer press – will go into operation in Aalter, Belgium, alongside a Compacta 106 and a Compacta 818.
The Compacta 818 will be engineered for a cylinder circumference of 1,156 mm (45.5 inches) and a maximum web width of 2,270 mm (89.4 inches). Able to print up to 45,000 80-page copies per hour, the press line will be equipped with an automatic paper reel feeder, a Pastomat RC reelstand, pneumatic roller locks, four printing units with automated plate changers, a high-performance dryer from Contiweb with integrated afterburning, and a P5 pin folder for vertical-page production and delta fold products. An inline colour measuring and control system is designed to ensure high process stability and a LogoTronic production management system for the digital flow of job and presetting data, production monitoring and evaluation.
“We are incredibly satisfied with our two existing Koenig & Bauer presses and we have worked very well with the press manufacturer for years. We are looking forward to receiving our new press as it will strengthen our solid market position even further,” says Bruno Braem, Managing Director at T’Hooft.
Founded almost 70 years ago by Raphaël T’Hooft, the printing company has been owned by the family since then. After several moves and investments in print technology, the shop has been located in the north of Belgium for more than 10 years. In addition to printing magazines, catalogues and posters, the company sees itself as a general print contractor. It covers all process steps from the initial design to the finished magazine. As well, T’Hooft offers online marketing services in addition to its printed products to keep up with the digital shift.
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