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rlc | packaging group highlights the Beauty and Healthcare focus at LEUNISMAN with a new 16-unit Manroland sheet-fed offset printing press

Offenbach, Hannover, 29 July 2015 – The rlc | packaging group is investing in its Hanover site and significantly expanding its printing and finishing spectrum for the Beauty and Healthcare industries. In the first quarter of 2016, the company will be launching operation of a new Manroland R 710 HiPrint sheet-fed offset printing press. This machine is equipped with new cold foil technology and specially combined inking and coating operations for highly effective, eye-catching metallic finishes and new visual as well as tactile coating effects.

‪"Quality standards are increasing, along with the demand for new, high-impact design solutions that can be efficiently implemented – especially in the Beauty segment. This is why we rely on state-of-the-art technology resources and continuously optimize our processes," explains rlc | packaging group CEO Hans-Christian Bestehorn. "Investing in the latest technology has enabled us to set another technological benchmark at LEUNISMAN and offer an even wider range of inline design options. This not only gives our customers a sharper competitive edge, it also strengthens our focus as a system supplier of comprehensive packaging solutions."

Equipped with ten printing and two coating units, the offset press integrates a new-generation cold foil module to produce a virtually unlimited selection of finishes. The InlineFoiler 2.0 applies cold foil to the carton and enables multiple printing and coating with conventional or UV inks in a single pass. Embossing, special effects and spot coating can be combined to efficiently produce attractive packaging that is a guaranteed eye-catcher at the POS. Another feature of the InlineFoiler enhances eco-sustainability: The new indexing function advances only enough foil to cover the required image area and thus reduces material consumption.

Maximum productivity, highest quality standards

Maximum productivity and process reliability are two more reasons why the family-managed company is investing in the new printing press. Simultaneous plate loading shortens make-ready times and significantly increases performance compared to other offset presses. The highest quality standards are maintained even at maximum speeds, thanks to an inline color measurement system combined with the InlineInspector. This feature uses an inline high-speed camera to monitor each individual sheet and detect even the smallest defects, including foreign matter, scratches or smearing.

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