CastlePierce opts for Komori folding carton press

CastlePierce Corporation, one of the leaders in offset folding carton and flexible packaging, has installed a Komori Lithrone GX40 Advance 8-color UV press to expand its print and converting capabilities focused on medium-large quantity paperboard packaging.

Tom Castle, CEO of CastlePierce

CastlePierce is a fifth-generation family-owned custom brand packaging printer and converter located in America’s Heartland - Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is best known for responsive timelines and ‘done right’ attitude and serves some of the biggest retail consumer giants like General Mills, Victoria Secret, Bath & Body Works, Scotts, Hills Bros, and Kimberly Clark.

The new Komori Lithrone GX40 Advance 8- color UV press features eight color stations with Aqueous coater. It runs with speeds of up to 18,000 sheets per hour printing sheets of up to 29 x 41in. The press can handle a wide range of substrates between 40-pound paper up to 40-point board. CastePierce’s machine also features PQA-S camera fully automatic color and register control.

‘The sophistication of the GLX840 advance press makes it possible to run faster, change over faster, print on a wider range of substrates, all while controlling and maintaining the brand color integrity,’ said Jeff Elmer, technical director at CastlePierce Corporation. ‘Brand packagers crave the best retail shelf presence, so the inclusion of press features like UV curing, coater and fully automatic color and register control support our ability to print a wide range of embellishments like soft touch aqueous, spot gloss and dull varnishes, special colors and APET plastics.’

‘We’ve continued our growth trajectory in brand packaging for sweets, snacks, food, health and beauty, household cleaning, medical and pet food industries,’ commented Tom Castle, CEO of CastlePierce. ‘The new press extends our key goals of best-in-class turn-times and quality for our customers, while also increasing our efficiency, capacity and flexibility in operations. We’re excited to share this speed-to-market and excellence in print capability with our customers. What a great way to kick off our 135th year in business.’