CUBE has celebrated the arrival of an Easymatrix 106 CS (cutting and stripping) die-cutter and a Diana GO 85 folder gluer at their premises. This Irish printing house believes that the partnership with Heidelberg will ensure the successful expansion of the business into packaging. This investment marks their first in Post Press Packaging equipment as it moves into this sector, planning to grow this side of the business further in the years to come.
“We wanted to partner with a company with a proven track record over a period of many years, who would be able to provide us with state-of-the-art technology and had the infrastructure and backup here on the ground in Ireland. We wanted someone who would support us as our business continues to grow,” says James Maloney, Operations and Finance Manager at CUBE, explaining the decision to work with Heidelberg. “Our staff are very positive on this and the other investments made by the shareholders, as it’s a tangible sign of their commitment to the company’s growth, to developing long term strategic partnerships and providing job security.”
The Easymatrix 106 CS is intended to ease the entry of the company into the production of folding cartons. It converts a huge range of materials into packaging and commercial applications. The machine has a maximum cutting speed of 7,700sph, processing materials from as thin as 90gsm to board up to 2,000gsm and in formats up to a maximum size of 760 x 1,060mm.
The Diana GO 85 gluer is suitable for materials such as 200-600gsm cartonboard, E flute corrugated and some paper stocks. It can run a wide range of carton styles including straightline and lockbottom, as well as document wallets, envelopes, CD sleeves and some special applications, depending on the size of the product and the number of folds.
CUBE is always striving to achieve excellence. This 23-year-old Limerick-based firm is owned by Brendan Ring and TJ Ryan and employs 32 staff. They specialise in the printing of ‘Instructions for Use’ booklets and Product Information leaflets for the medical device, pharmaceutical and technology markets and now want to expand into the cartonmaking sector.