Stark Druck in Pforzheim is well known as an innovative and high performing company, even far beyond Germany. Due to the installation of a new 80 page long grain LITHOMAN (web width 2,250 mm), productivity and capacity are further increased. Equipped with latest automation features and technical solutions, the press will already go into production in December 2014.
Stark Druck is one of the leading German printers and considers itself as a full-service printing company. Together with the new LITHOMAN autoprint, in sum nine commercial presses are running at the huge printing site in Pforzheim. This means high volume printing at an industrial scale – without ifs or buts. One cylinder revolution of all presses at the same time means an output of 576 DIN A4 pages. Rarely any other German printer can offer more. The keys to economical success at this highly competitive market are reliability, high performance and printing quality. For this reason, for the addition to capacity, the company trusts in the good performance of the presses and the service from manroland web systems. This emphasizes the good partnership and cooperation between the two leading companies of the printing industry. .
Highlights in automation and highest productivity
Among the highlights of the 80 page long grain LITHOMAN for Stark Druck, with four printing units and a web width of 2,250 mm, is the autoprint configuration. Additionally, the press is equipped with APL, the fully automatic plate change from manroland web systems. APL, in this case, is part of a complete AutoJobChange system. The feature contains an automatic sequence control that includes the sub-functions product loading, ink- and component presetting, APL (Automatic Plate Loading), start-up ramp, QuickStart, QuickStop after achieving a target run and product unloading. Besides, the LITHOMAN is equipped with numerous InlineControl Systems. The control systems, as for example InlineFanout- and InlineCutoff Control dynamic, color register and ink density control, guarantee best printing quality and reduce waste rates significantly. Lowest waste rates can be enabled due to the automatic waste discharge. WasteGate Control provides an exact discharge of waste copies after reel change and washing process.
The 80-page LITHOMAN is equipped with a PFI-5 folder – automatically adjustable with a 2nd cross fold for producing double parallel folds and two quarter folds with separate delivery. The 2nd cross fold can be shut down if not needed and will not run with the folder. This saves energy and reduces abrasion.