Heidelberg used Interpack to unveil a world premiere for the growth segment of high-volume folding carton printing with the completely new HEIDELBERG Boardmaster.
This flexographic web printing system with a machine availability of up to 90% and a maximum printing speed of 600 m/min delivers double the productivity and reduces the total cost of ownership in industrial packaging production.
As the global demand for packaged goods continues to grow, packaging and label printing is experiencing structural growth, making it an important core segment for Heidelberg. “With the world premiere of our Boardmaster, we are responding to key customer challenges in the packaging market – cost pressure, the skills shortage, and the need to optimize productivity and sustainability,” says Dr Ludwin Monz, CEO.
“The Boardmaster enables industrial packaging producers to significantly reduce their operating costs. With its numerous benefits for customers, the Boardmaster also provides an attractive alternative for many users who have so far opted for VLF – very large format – sheetfed offset printing,” says Christian Steinmassl, who is in charge of the Packaging segment at Heidelberg.
The Boardmaster was developed completely from scratch at the Heidelberg Competence Centre for high-volume flexo folding carton printing at the company’s Weiden site in Bavaria.