The press features 8-color with a downstream unit for film coating. It has a web width of 1,300 mm and a speed of 500 mpm, in addition to numerous special features dedicated to meet Ultimate Packaging’s stringent requirements in terms of high quality output and press efficient operation.Ultimate Packaging has grown its flexo printing operations with BOBST for a number of years and it currently operates four 20SIX flexo presses.
“We bought our first 20SIX in 2012 after it was presented at drupa that same year to boost our short run capability” commented Jon McCarthy, operations dir.-Ultimate Packaging “With unique features like the smartGPS(TM) offline register and pressure setting we achieved major improvements in start-up waste and turnaround time and could serve our customers better with smaller orders than before”.
Ultimate Packaging was so impressed with its first BOBST 20SIX press’ performance that three more 20SIX CS have followed in the ensuing five years, making them one of the most premium print halls in the UK.
Like its predecessors, the new 20SIX is a top of the series CS configuration model, which identifies a full option press that delivers speed and consistency across a huge variety of substrates and types of application. With the numerous performance enhancing features the 20SIX is equipped with, Ultimate Packaging can now fill the gap between short and long print runs.
The press performance in terms of consistent operation has also proved instrumental for achieving best result with Ultimate Packaging implementation of its Flexeye reduced color-gamut printing system.
Ultimate are leading the way in the packaging industry developing high quality innovative packaging solutions to increase shelf-life, convenience, sustainability and much more. They supply 90% of their packaging within the food industry with 70% falling into the fresh produce sector. Ultimate pride themselves on being attentive to the needs of their customers, developing strong relationships with brands and retailers in the UK. The purchase of the new 20SIX will allow them to continue to be responsive to their customers with flexible lead times, while allowing them to be reactive to new developing markets.
“We appreciate our relationship with BOBST as there is a communion of approach and shared values” explained Jon McCarthy “Just as we are led by the needs of our customers and strive to deliver them solutions to the criticalities and challenges they face with their packaging, BOBST has proved a responsive approach to work with us to deliver the equipment that enables us to technically find a way to meet such challenges” he concluded.