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French print shop invests in large-format press from Heidelberg

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

French print shop Kapp Graphic in Evreux, Normandy, has opted for a press from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen (Heidelberg) for the first time, investing over EUR 3 million in a large-format Speedmaster XL 162 four-color press to replace a competitive product. The new press, which is due to be delivered in the first half of 2013, is fitted with the Prinect Inpress Control inline color measuring and control system, which controls color and register accuracy on the fly, thus ensuring short makeready times and minimal paper waste.

Kapp Graphic specializes in producing illustrated books and point-of-sale advertising and is also looking to use the new press to produce advertising brochures. The print shop was taken over in 2010 by Christian Devambez, who is also the managing director of print shops Lescure Théol in Douains, Normandy and Soregraph in Nanterre, close to Paris. Together, these three companies are leaders on the French market for offset and digital print products.

Before reaching his decision, Devambez visited several production sites throughout Europe and saw for himself the performance capabilities of large-format XL technology in terms of reliability, productivity, and print quality. The characteristic features of this Peak Performance press are extremely short makeready times, high production speed, less waste, excellent color stability, and outstanding print quality. The press is also user-friendly and therefore saves valuable time. In particular against the background of shorter runs and tighter delivery deadlines, the Speedmaster XL 162 lives up to all expectations while also ensuring a top quality end product.

Kapp Graphic is part of the Imprifrance Group and currently has a workforce of 27 employees with annual sales of EUR 4.8 million. The company has the Imprim'Vert label and FSC/PEFC certification. 

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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