Colbert Packaging Purchases Mitsubishi Press
LAKE FOREST, Ill.—In response to the demand for high-caliber pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging that contains increasing amounts of critical information for consumers, Colbert Packaging Corp. has added a 7-color Mitsubishi 3000TP Tandem Perfector. The 40-inch dedicated perfector is specially configured for folding carton applications.
“We needed the capability to print the front and reverse sides of heavy-caliper board in one pass,” explained Steve Sifrer, pressroom supervisor. “Conventional perfecting presses have a spotty record when it comes to printing packaging board. We also sheet our own stock, which can produce slight variations in sheet size that conventional perfectors tend not to handle well. Between the heavier stock and sheet size variations, the Tandem Perfector offered the best advantages in terms of print quality and production efficiency.”
The Tandem Perfector is a dedicated perfector that can perfect carton stock in one pass. Colbert Packaging's Tandem Perfector handles 0.008-inch to 0.032-inch board. It prints six colors on the front of the sheet and one color on the back.
“This arrangement has worked out fantastically,” Sifrer stated. “Because we are a folding carton manufacturer, we print, diecut, and glue the sheets. Before we installed the Mitsubishi perfector, we would use conventional inks on the top and bottom sides but then apply an aqueous coating to protect the ink on the backside to avoid marking on our gluers. Now the UV ink sets up dry, and there is no scuffing or rubbing when the sheet runs through the gluer.”
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