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Heidelberg SX 74 drives labels productivity for Garsu

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Lithuanian labels and packaging printer Garsu Pasaulis has boosted its productivity of metallised label paper by 70 per cent with a six-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74.

The Baltic company produces a large number of metallised label papers in grammages ranging from 65 to 80 gsm. They invested in a Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74 with a chambered-blade coating unit in order to meet the requirements of the beverage industry and boost productivity.

Vytautas Vainikonis, co-owner, Garus Pasaulis said, “The new Speedmaster SX 74 is the best possible press for us. It enables us to meet our customers’ stringent quality requirements and increase our productivity in the label segment.” 

The Speedmaster SX 74 is being run throughout the day, seven days a week enabling Garsu Pasaulis to produce more than a million sheets a month. Its down time during production has dropped to virtually zero since the installation.

“The stability of sheet travel, the dampening and inking system, and ease of use are particularly outstanding features of this press. The Speedmaster SX 74 has surpassed our expectations in productivity. We simply couldn’t achieve that with our previous press. It is also easy to use thanks to the Prinect Press Centre. Now the entire machine can be run from a central control station,” said Joans Jonaitis, technical director at Garsu Pasaulis.

According to Jürgen Grimm, head of the sheetfed business at Heidelberg, the machines are proving to be popular in both the commercial and packaging printing sectors.