Highcon announced today the sale of a Highcon® Beam digital cutting and creasing machine to colordruck Baiersbronn in Germany, a technology leader in Europe’s packaging sector.
colordruck Baiersbronn, a 62 year-old family-owned folding carton packaging company, is known for innovation, forward thinking and a focus on best-in-class technology. They have been following Highcon since the company first introduced the Highcon Euclid in 2012. Clearly identifying the industry’s shift toward digital, colordruck Baiersbronn decided to evaluate the Highcon Beam through rigorous testing to ensure that it could meet their customers’ needs in terms of quality, efficiency and reliability. With productivity of up to 5,000 sheets per hour, and quality that matches analog cutting and creasing machines, colordruck Baiersbronn recognized that the Highcon capabilities provide a solution to their production needs.
Jens-Henrik Osmundsen, Highcon VP Global Sales: “The adoption of the Highcon digital technology by an industry leader like colordruck Baiersbronn is a great seal of approval for us. The ability of the Highcon Beam to handle both analog and digitally printed sheets will help them eliminate the bottlenecks currently caused by conventional die-cutting for short runs or customization. We believe that by partnering with Highcon colordruck Baiersbronn will not only gain a competitive advantage in the near future, but also help to shape the future of Highcon’s technological capabilities.”
Frank Büsching, Managing Director, colordruck said: “The Highcon Beam will take its place in our new purpose-built, highly-automated 3,000 square meter digital packaging facility where we are already operating the HP Indigo 30000 and anticipating the arrival of a Landa S10 digital printing press. The addition of the Beam with its high productivity in a completely digital process, will ensure a true end-to-end digital workflow. We will be able to offer our customers new products with rapid Time-to-Market as well as produce customized or personalized packaging from small runs to Mass Customization.”
The Highcon Beam extends the digital finishing revolution to mainstream production. Developed as a robust solution to the challenges facing folding carton converters and print service providers, this machine extends the capabilities of the Highcon digital cutting and creasing technology to a wide range of substrates (carton board and labels from 120-900 μ /5-36 pt. and microflute up to 2mm/78 pt.) at high speed of up to 5,000 B1/42 in. sheets per hour.
Founded in 2009 by Aviv Ratzman and Michael Zimmer, Highcon developed a truly innovative digital cutting and creasing solution that is transforming the post-print market. Highcon now offers converters, printers and trade finishers a product portfolio that covers a wide range of formats, substrates and applications: from general commercial and packaging products to variable data cutting, 3D modeling and an online web-to-pack solution. The Highcon solutions replace the expensive and slow conventional die-making and setup process with a digital technology that bridges the gap between design creativity and production capability, delivering improved responsiveness, design flexibility and the ability to perform a wide range of applications in-house. Highcon products are installed at customer sites all over the world. Highcon is represented by channel partners and a dedicated sales force. www.highcon.net
About colordruck Baiersbronn
Founded in 1954 by Wilhelm Mack, colordruck Baiersbronn was originally established as a manufacturer of labels and razor blade covers, later switching to folding carton in the 1970’s to meet the challenges of worldwide industrialization. The company has since remained a family business, serving the German, French, Austrian, Swiss and BeNeLux domestic markets. With service flexibility and sustainability at the heart of its company values, colordruck Baiersbronn has a current turnover of €38 million and employs over 200 people.
While most packaging printers typically specialize in one market, colordruck Baiersbronn’s business approach is more unique. With all the necessary certifications, experience, personnel and production capabilities in place, Buesching and his team serve a wide variety of packaging markets. Utilizing leading European production automation, standards, technology, personnel training and market knowledge, colordruck Baiersbronn provides customers with a total solutions offering. As such, it is the sole supplier of package printing to a large number of small customers and large blue chip brands.
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