Board Converting News, May 4, 2020

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When deciding which jobs are best suited for the digital printer, Moore says he has no definitive answer. “I’m sure there’s a number where it doesn’t make sense from a cost standpoint, but in our business and the mix of business that we have, I haven’t found that number yet. Because of the size of the digital press and the makeready time it gives you so much more flexibility in how I lay jobs out.”

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The Jetmaster is 68-inches by 120-inches and the six-color stand-alone flexo press is 50-inches by 80-inches. “Our largest litho press is 80-81-inches, so we had some large displays that we had to run in several pieces. Now with the size of the digital press we’re able to reduce the number of pieces or components involved. So two or three litho labels may go together to make a pallet display. Now I can run all those together,” he says. Mastering Pre-press The Jetmaster is manufactured at Barberán’s head- quarters in Barcelona. Moore spent a week at the factory with his press operator, maintenance and pre-press man- agers for hands-on training before the press was installed. Prior to purchasing the Jetmaster, the Tullahoma plant’s experience with digital printing was limited to mock-ups and samples run on its Canon Océ multi-pass machine. Moore was confident that this experience would pro- vide some crossover knowledge that could be applied to file preparation for the new press. “I vastly underestimated that,” he says. “We have our own graphic designers who work with production art for all the things that we sent to the litho providers as well as the plate manufacturers on the flexo jobs and we had the Canon so I thought, ‘This will be a change but it won’t be a significant change.’ It does re- quire a lot of attention to detail and ability, knowledge.” He involved the graphics department as soon as the press was purchased. “We trained people on how to prep and RIP the files. Then I hired another digital pre-press person from a competitor and I also added a pre-press manager from a former litho supplier,” he says. “We re- The Jetmaster’s rated speed is 16,000-feet per hour.


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