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Görres-Druckerei speeds up production times with LE UV drying technology

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Görres-Druckerei und Verlag GmbH has invested in a new sheetfed offset press to help supply its customers with new services and products. The Speedmaster XL 106 eight-color perfector with UV coating unit uses energy-saving LE UV technology and significantly speeds up the production process, as postpress can begin straight after printing. The press is the first of its kind in Germany in this configuration and was installed at the print shop’s headquarters in Neuwied in April this year. 

“We chose the LE UV system from Heidelberg specifically and believe this technology delivers the best technical innovation in offset printing currently available,” says Marc Spitzlei, Managing Partner of Görres-Druckerei. Just a few weeks on, the entire company is already impressed with the benefits of the LE UV system – with sheets delivered dry and ready for postpress straight away, there is virtually no need for powder, and printing is possible on paper, card, foils, and PVC. “This gives us the chance to expand our product portfolio and offer our customers a wide variety of finishing options, a significantly increased range of substrates, and faster production times,” says Arnd Spitzlei, also Managing Partner at the company. “The technology has provided us with excellent production conditions – especially when it comes to uncoated papers, which are often chosen for their unique texture. This can be of particular interest for high-quality products such as annual reports. Inline surface finishing with UV varnishes can produce fantastic results and the feedback from our customers has been excellent,” says Marc Spitzlei. 

Görres-Druckerei, which now has a workforce of 107, celebrated 120 years in business last year and produces commercial and packaging materials for demanding customers in industry, agencies, and associations. The full-service print shop uses two other 70 x 100 presses from Heidelberg – a Speedmaster SX 102 eight-color and a Speedmaster XL 105 five-color with coating unit. “We have been working closely with Heidelberg for several years now. This is reflected by the fact that we use printing plates, inks, and consumables from the Saphira range. We also have service contracts with Heidelberg for all our presses to ensure a high level of planning reliability – both in terms of costs and machine availability,” says Angela Nachtsheim, also a Partner in the company.

With both offset and digital printing on offer, Görres-Druckerei is equipped for all customer requirements. Two digital printing systems from the Linoprint range are largely used for short runs such as business cards, flyers, or specimen copies of brochures. The two printing methods thus complement each other perfectly. A key advantage of this system is that the two print technologies are controlled using a single workflow. All of this gives the print shop an extremely flexible setup and enables it to deliver the high-quality products its customers require precisely when they need them.


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