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Chesapeake installs Europe’s first Komori GLX 740RP

Europe’s first Komori GLX 740RP carton printing press will be installed as part of a €4 million investment programme at the Limerick, Eire, site of Chesapeake’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare division.

Europe’s first Komori GLX 740RP carton printing press will be installed as part of a €4 million investment programme at the Limerick, Eire, site of Chesapeake’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare division.

The 7-colour machine, which includes a reverse printing unit, follows a 6-colour GLX40 Komori installation at Chesapeake’s Leicester, UK, plant shortly after the GLX models were launched at Drupa last May.

Over the past few months, the Limerick site has benefited from the installation of a new cut and crease press, a CTP unit and an advanced image verification system. Operations director Morgan Fogarty says: "We’ve been very impressed with the GLX installed at Leicester which has offered increased automation and environmental related improvements. Its dual-camera inline quality inspection system, spot measurement and Komori’s new spectral density control have helped to optimise product consistency. These benefits have led us to select a similar specification for Limerick, this time enhanced with the reverse printing unit and double coater."

He continues, "The reverse printing unit will enable us to provide our customers with the opportunity to print information such as user instructions on the inside of packaging – which is an increasing and welcome trend, as it reduces material requirements and ensures that vital instructions remain with the product. The double-coater on the new press will allow us to combine matt and gloss varnishes and metallic finishes. It will also assist us in delivering many other special effects such as our own 3D Glint product, holographics and micro-embossing."
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