Kyoshin Paper and Package’s plant in Kanto, Japan will install the Primefire 106 this summer.
The equipment by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the first industrial digital printing press for packaging in B1 format.
In 2013, Kyoshin expanded its packaging business with a web-to-pack service called ‘Hacoplay’ focusing on the demand of small size and quantity with digital presses. Currently, the maximum size Kyoshin Paper can print on its digital press is B2, however to further expand the business they required equipment with a B1 option.
The first time Kyoshin Paper saw Heidelberg’s Primefire 106 was at drupa 2016 the company was impressed with the equipment, they asked Heidelberg to perform a print test using their images.
“The result of the print test was excellent,” said Kazuhiro Kajikawa, Kyoshin Paper and Package’s executive managing director. “The print quality for colours such as green and orange were outstanding, the consistency of quality between the first and 500th sheets was also stable.”
Heidelberg’s head of digital print business Montserrat Peidró-Insa added: “Japan is a very important market to us as it is among the top countries for folding carton production and it has one of the highest standards of image quality in the world.”