CastlePierce to Boost Efficiency and Capacity with Folding Carton UV Press

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CastlePierce Corporation, a packaging provider, will install a Komor Lithrone GX40 Advance 8 Color UV offset printing press to boost its print and converting capabilities for medium and large quantities of paperboard packaging.

The new press, which will be production ready in January 2023, features:

  • Eight color stations and aqueous coater
  • UV inks and curing
  • 29” x 41” sheet size
  • Run speed of 18,000 sheets per hour
  • Substrates from 40-pound paper up to 40-point board
  •  PQA-S camera fully automatic color and register control

“The sophistication of the GX40 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,” says technical director Jeff Elmer. “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.”

Tom Castle, fifth-generation CEO of CastlePierce, said “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.”

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