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Smurfit Kappa Purchases Second Barberan Jetmaster

Friday, January 12, 2018

 

Castelldefels – In 2015 company Smurfit Kappa chose the Barberan’s Single Pass digital printer as their first acquisition of the group, as a first step into the investigation of the viability of the sheet fed digital printing technology in a corrugated plant.

With the experience and reliable performance achieved during these years and the positive sales results, the company has decided for Barberán once again. On this occasion, the second line will be supplied in 2018 and will have a printing width of 1890 mm. and 6 colors, a printer that increases significantly the production capacity of the current Jetmaster 1260 and reaches 50,000 m2 per shift.

The flexibility, customization capacity and the high quality of Jetmaster’s digital printing guarantees a reliable and versatile process for the branding image creation of Smurfit Kappa customers.

The model Jetmaster 1890 will be equipped with 6 printing groups that will provide a wider gamut at a lower ink consumption. This consumption reduction is in addition to the open ink market policy of the Jetmaster printers, with 5 approved ink suppliers (Atonal, KAO-Chimigraf, TOYO INK GROUP, SAKATA INX, & Quimovil), to achieve an even more competitive product.

The new acquisition incorporates the latest technological developments of Barberán and the "Jetmaster Cloud" technology, to control all information and workflow from anywhere and at any time.

Thanks to the close collaboration with their clients and the continuous efforts, Smurfit Kappa is now the second client to confirm the purchase of a second Barberan Jetmaster. Earlier this year company Bennett Packaging from the US also ordered their second digital printer from company Barberan being proof that digital is becoming a more important player in the corrugated industry.