Kyoshin Paper and Package has chosen Japan’s first Heidelberg Primefire 106 as its next digital press to expand web-to-pack business. It is expected to be installed this year at the company’s new plant in Kanto.
The company’s web-to-pack service, Hacoplay, focuses on the demand of small size and quantity with digital presses. Currently the biggest size the company can print on its existing digital press is B2. In order to further expand its web-to-pack business, it was looking for B1 digital press that could meet its customers’ demands.
The Primefire 106 is the first available industrial digital printing press for packaging in B1 format. The company saw this press at drupa 2016 and requested for print tests.
Kazuhiro Kajikawa, executive managing director of Hacoplay division, said: ‘The result of the print test was excellent. The print quality of green and orange was outstanding and the consistency between first and 500th sheets was also amazingly stable that surprised even our offset press operator. Other interesting feature of Primefire 106 for us is to be able to cover 95 percent of Pantone color.’
Montserrat Peidró-Insa, head of digital print business at Heidelberg, said: ‘Japan, for us, is a very important market as it is among the top countries for folding carton production and it has probably the highest standards of image quality in the world. The success of Primefire customers is what drives our entire team. We are proud to have such a renowned company like Kyoshin Paper and Package select Primefire 106 to accelerate its growth. With this new installation, Primefire is expanding its global presence even further and consolidating itself as a business growth enabler in packaging.’