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German printer Hagmaier Etiketten & Druck has invested in a Rotocontrol DT Series for finishing digitally printed labels.
The Rotocontrol DT Series is a fully modular finishing machine capable of processing and finishing digitally created labels with a speed up to 67m/min in semi-rotary mode. Optional finishing modules designed to complement digital label printing operations are a fully integrated semi-rotary printing station, a semi-rotary die-cutting unit and unwind module, and a slitting unit with automatic non-stop turret dual rewind.
Flexibility in the final design was important to Hagmaier, and to incorporate a number of its unique requirements, in addition to cost, performance and service.
‘With our new investment, we can advance in existing markets and open new opportunities to meet special customer requirements,’ said Valeri Merkel, Hagmaier Etiketten & Druck production manager. ‘Rotocontrol was very open to implement our many special requirements and optimally build the machine according to our expectations. The transparent purchase process confirmed the right decision was made.’
Hagmaier Etiketten & Druck is a family business with Thomas Hagmaier, the current Finat president, leading the company since 2012, alongside his two sons, Max and Rodolfo. Labels in a range of designs for logistics, trade, textile, industry, identification and office use can be printed in small to large runs on Hagmaier's state-of-the-art machines, with die-cutting and embellishing options available. Hagmaier Etiketten & Druck also specializes in cardboard, tickets, mono film and composite film.
Marco Aengenvoort, Rotocontrol managing director, commented: ‘Hagmaier is an esteemed printer in Germany with an earned history of success from the family's diligence, perseverance and commitment to innovation. It is an honor for Rotocontrol to collaborate with Hagmaier and contribute a finishing solution that complements their impressive production facility.
‘The interest and sales of our DT Series finishing solution for digitally created labels have accelerated in the last few years, and significantly contributed to our overall 30 percent increase in sales in 2016. The capability of in-line finishing with digital presses is a significant factor, in addition to multiple options allowing us to highly customize the machine.’