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Speedmaster XL 106 LE UV opens up new markets for Riesselmann print shop

  • Visitors to the open house event at the Riesselmann print shop listened with interest to the benefits of LE UV dryer technology. Over 200 visitors saw new Speedmaster XL 106 LE UV in action at open house event
  • LE UV ensures optimum quality, even on uncoated paper, and offers wide range of surface finishes
  • Impressive energy efficiency helps deliver sustainable production

At the end of June this year, the Riesselmann print shop in the German town of Lohne organized an open house with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). Over 200 existing and potential customers saw the new Speedmaster XL 106 five-color press in action complete with coating unit and DryStar LE UV dryer technology (LE stands for Low Energy). A variety of print products were used to demonstrate the benefits of LE UV - brilliant results on all kinds of materials and substantial time savings, because sheets are already dry on exiting the press and can go straight to postpress.

"We're looking to use the new Speedmaster XL 106 LE UV press to move into new markets and offer even more surface finishes on both paper and plastic," explains Hermann Riesselmann. He is the third generation of his family to run the print shop, which with just under 20 employees produces all kinds of high-quality commercial products for customers from the processing industry and the trade sector. Contract printing for a number of print shops with which Riesselmann maintains close links also accounts for a large proportion of business, with run sizes ranging from 200 to 100,000 sheets. "Our response to the price war and mass production in the printing sector is quality, quality, and more quality. We also focus on jobs for which we are ideally suited. As a result, our customers always have a reliable and solution-oriented partner to support them - one that is keen to impress with top-class print results, professional advice, and an excellent service," continues Riesselmann.

In operation since early summer, the new Speedmaster is impressing with high-quality results, especially on uncoated paper, and new applications such as full-area/spot UV gloss coatings and UV matt paste. Another new area is printing on plastic.

Impressive energy efficiency helps deliver sustainable production
Sustainable printing is important to both Riesselmann and its customers. The Speedmaster XL 106-5+L LE UV was ordered on a carbon-neutral basis, with 243 metric tons of CO 2 being offset in a reforestation project in Togo. The energy-saving LE UV technology is therefore ideal for the print shop's energy efficiency project. The press also requires less ink, no powder, and no protective coating, because the inks resist rubbing and remain secure on the sheet. "We offer the option of carbon offsetting for all print jobs and the new press has delivered significant savings," stresses Riesselmann. The print shop uses only green electricity as a matter of principle.

The pressroom also houses a Speedmaster SM 102 four-color perfecting press, while Riesselmann's postpress equipment includes two folding machines (a Stahlfolder KH 78 and a TI 52 Proline), a Stitchmaster ST 350 saddlestitcher, and a Polar cutter. "We have a long-standing partnership with Heidelberg and are always at the cutting edge thanks to ultramodern equipment that keeps us competitive and enables us to supply our customers with optimum products. Excellent service is also important to us, so we once again opted for the 36plus service package for the new press," concludes Riesselmann. The print shop has big plans for the future - it intends to add an extra floor to the administrative building, develop additional marketing strategies, and invest in a second LE UV press.



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