Second Koenig & Bauer die-cutter boosts production at Battlefield Press

As Jerry Theoret, President and CEO of Battlefield Press, continues to scale up his business, his need for additional high-volume equipment continues.

The Burlington, Ontario, Canada-based company, headquartered in a 45,000 sq ft facility, recently acquired the assets of Clearpak, a leading manufacturer of clear plastic retail folding cartons, boxes, tubes, shelf flags and displays for Canada, U.S. and Mexico. This acquisition moved Battlefield into clear rigid carton manufacturing and necessitated the need for an additional die-cutter as has its targeting of the folding carton market. To boost its post-press production, Battlefield purchased a second Koenig & Bauer die-cutter—an Ipress 106 K PRO.

Left to right: Matt Theoret (Vice President of Manufacturing), Jerry Theoret (President and CEO) and Peter Aston (Executive Vice President).

“We are one of North America’s most experienced and technologically advanced full-service offset printers,” says Theoret. “Our jobs go right from the press to the finishing room for die-cutting and gluing, ensuring quality, speed and compliance. Ever since we bought our first Koenig & Bauer die-cutter, our volume has doubled.”

The new blanker Ipress 106 K PRO is an advanced blanker for customers who look for high speed production perfectly combined with exceptional registration, high quality standards, and easy handling and fast preparation. It can be equipped with the new OPMR (Optical Print Mark Register) for the front and side-lays registration. A fully automatic non-stop feeder and a full logistics system, completely removes manual handling of incoming and outgoing piles. The versatility of the Ipress PRO series provides the ability to die-cut several types of substrates including paper, plastic, board and corrugated material. The comprehensive range of optional equipment allows the configuration of the perfect die-cutter giving customers the ideal machine for all of their requirements.

“Our partnership with Koenig & Bauer continues to strengthen,” says Theoret. “We’ve found that the entire team is comprised of trusted advisors that are knowledgeable on helping our company grow. In particular, we enjoy working with Tom Fitzgerald and Aleks Lajtman, who’s advice and guidance demonstrates our true partnership.”

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