Jaakkoo-Taara Oy adopts truly digital workflow with Xeikon
FOLDING CARTON SUITE ADOPTED TO SUPPORT SERIALIZED PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING
Eede, the Netherlands, February 27, 2017 – Finnish packaging printer Jaakkoo-Taara Oy chosen to create a truly digital workflow from order to final product with Xeikon’s Folding Carton Suite.
The specialist in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and food industry invested in Xeikon’s Folding Carton Suite with a Xeikon 3500 digital press to add digital capabilities to its existing offset and flexo production.
Founded in 1935, Jaakkoo-Taara Oy aims to be a pioneer in both service and technology. It employs 115 people and its annual turnover is €16.5 million. Each year it prints more than 20,000 packaging and printed projects.
Thomas Brusila, Managing Director of Jaakkoo-Taara Oy explains: “We wanted to produce high print quality combined with increased efficiency and the ability to produce both cartons and labels. The new system will enable us to introduce serialized pharmaceutical packaging and personalized packaging and labels. With digital we can also easily produce security and tamper evident features and we think we will be able to add value by offering that.”
Xeikon’s Folding Carton Suite, offers a ready-to-use package, making it easy to configure an efficient and cost-effective set-up for the digital production of folding cartons. It is ideal for high quality cost-effective short runs of folding cartons and labels. Jaakkoo-Taara Oy’s system includes a Xeikon 3500 that prints at up to 600 m²/hr in 5-colours. Its fifth colour station can be used to apply special colours and effects.
The suite offers a basic press configuration equipped with 5th colour in combination with CMYK. The extended colour gamut ensures the accurate production of a wider range of brand colours. The 5th colour could be orange, red, blue, green, or white. Colour management is made easy by cloud-based Xeikon Colour Control. Jaakkoo-Taara Oy can also offer digital spot varnish with Xeikon’s Durable Clear Toner for scuff and scratch resistance and UV or water based varnish.
Brusila continues: “We liked the fact it gave us the possibility to introduce a highly automated digital workflow that will enable us to increase our output efficiency. We can reduce errors and be faster and better. Streamlining production allows us to have a more collaborative approach and we can also be more flexible with how we work with our customers.”
Mr. Ari Enroth, sales area manager from Xeikon comments: “We are delighted that such a highly-respected packaging specialist has chosen to integrate Xeikon digital technology into its varied production mix. It is clear the capabilities of the folding carton suite will allow it to enhance its support for its current customers while adding new services to its portfolio.”
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise LED-array-based electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.