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Packaging printer Chesapeake Deutschland invests in Speedmaster XL 105

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Chesapeake Deutschland Branded Packaging, manufacturer of folding cartons for the confectionery and cosmetics segments, is extending the machine park at its Stuttgart site by a Speedmaster XL 105-LYY-P-9+LYYL from Heidelberg. Special surface finishes will therefore be realized quickly and uncomplicated in future. Chesapeake aims to take the press with its three coating units and nine offset printing units into operation in May 2011.

Chesapeake Deutschland Branded Packaging is impressed with the press's ability to print on the reverse of premium folding cartons. Thanks to perfecting technology - a combination of sheet reversal and smooth sheet travel - sheets can be printed on both sides in a single pass. The perfecting device with fully automatic switchover allows smooth sheet travel combined with excellent register accuracy. If the perfecting device is not used, the press can achieve additional effects by applying acrylic gold or silver to the front side and subsequently overprinting. Another special feature is the integrated Foil-Star cold foil technology for metallic-effect finishes. Cold foil makes it possible to stage images, texts and logos realistically and effectively. Extending the color space by using cold foil finishing creates multiple possibilities for creative applications in texts and images. Texts, areas and graphic objects can obtain metallic tones, while images of metallic objects can be displayed expressively. A protective layer of coating is applied after printing.

Headquartered in Stuttgart, Chesapeake Deutschland is a medium-sized company in the packaging industry that has four sites in Germany. It produces high-quality sales packaging made of cardboard, specializing in confectionery, cosmetics, consumer goods and tobacco products. Chesapeake mainly focuses on the production of folding cartons for the confectionery sector. More than 60 percent of its sales are generated in this segment, in which the company is the market leader in Germany. Chesapeake has been manufacturing customized packaging solutions for leading confectionery producers for many years.


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