GERMANY • In September 2016, the printing company accepted a new Windmöller & Hölscher Heliostar SL 11 gravure printing machine to enable more short print runs. With 166 employees and an export rate of approximately 30%, the family-owned company generated some EUR 36.5 million in 2015. H&P uses both flexo and gravure printing machines from W&H.
The new SL 11 covers the company’s gravure printing portfolio because it has 11 colour decks and a high drying capacity with a turning bar that adds greater flexibility with the option to use multiple colour decks. This makes it possible to print both sides of the same substrate in a single process. The company claims the machine’s increased drying capacity can achieve performance increases of up to 40% for CSA production.