Folding Carton

U.S. printer is expanding into folding cartons

With over six decades in operation serving the catalog and book markets, business continues to prosper at Globus Printing and Packaging in Minster, Ohio. Recently, President Dennis Schmiesing made a strategic decision to expand the customer base into folding cartons and placed an order for a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 41-inch six-color UV press to be delivered in early 2019. 

“This will be our first Koenig & Bauer press but we felt that its leading reputation as a quality manufacturer of presses especially for the packaging and folding carton market made it a preferable selection along with the fact that it provided all of the features we required at a reasonable price,” Schmiesing said. 

The new Rapida 105 will be replacing two older presses — a 40-inch and 29-inch. It will be installed along with the firm’s book production capabilities: an existing web press and a new folder producing 30,000 signatures per hour. Schmiesing plans to move book cover production onto the Rapida 105, giving the firm faster makeready on its four-up covers and less waste. 

“With all of its automation and considerably higher speed, we believe we’ll reduce makeready by half and double our output. We’re responding to our customers’ growing needs and maintaining our strong commitment to continually invest in the best equipment for our business,” Schmiesing said. 

The Globus team (left to right bottom row) Dennis Schmiesing, President; Tony Schmiesing, Design & Inside Sales – Packaging Division; and Tim Schmiesing, Owner. (Top row, left to right) Jason Barlage, Plant Manager; and Alex Schmiesing, Quality Manager.