Guests were shown advanced computer-to-plate technology, which includes Prinergy Connect PDF workflow and Kodak Insite (which allows remote sign-off of proofs), while Fogra-certified Epson proofs ensure the company’s presses produce exactly what’s seen on the proof.
Before celebrating the best of Paarl food and wine, customers and suppliers viewed three high-performance Komori sheet fed presses in operation. They are complemented by a manroland Octoman eight-page, true A4 heatset press, perfect for long run A4, A5, A6, DL and square commercial work. This manroland 901/press is especially designed for fast turnaround of single-colour books as it combines the flexibility of formats and folds of a sheet-fed press with the cost benefits of heatset web offset technology, catering for A4, A5 and narrow crown sizes.
The company’s extensive bindery offers hand finishing, saddle stitching, sewing, trimming and folding equipment, as well as an advanced Kolbus Publica PUR perfect binder which can process up to 12 000 copies/hour.Also on offer are specialised finishes such as spot gloss varnishing, laminating, foiling and embossing for high-end results.‘Our team continues to be passionate about efficiently delivering high quality, creative printing solutions that add true value for each customer’s specific requirements,’ Tobie declared. ‘The high standard of delivery of our new plant was clearly demonstrated in our recent win of the 2010 Sappi African Printer of the Year Award for printing the magazine, PIX,’ he added.