Marbach, the Heilbronn, Germany based die-maker, demonstrated to visitors attending the Marbach & Brausse Innovation Days, its solution for a fast make-ready and archiving of hotfoil clichés, known as the Marbach Thinplate System. Make-ready time is reduced with this system and the advantage becomes especially clear for repeat orders. A customer, who has already used this system for years is Tako Carton Plant Ltd that belongs to the Pyroll-Group.
Mikko Pihkanen, Product Designer at Tako Carton Plant Ltd explains, “Setting up hotfoil clichés is very time-consuming. That’s why years ago we were looking for a solution that reduced this time and effort and improved our efficiency in production. After a long search, we became aware of the Marbach Thinplate System. We have now been using this for more than two years. With the latest version of this system, we reduce the make-ready time of hotfoil jobs to a minimum. For repeat orders, the reduction of make-ready times is around 100%. We take the Thinplate, on which the single clichés are archived, from our storage, insert it into our machine and start producing. Arranging the clichés to the print image is normally unnecessary for repeat jobs, because the clichés can be archived on the Thinplate during the first make-ready. On a 10-up tool for example, we can sometimes save eight hours of makeready, equivalent to a whole shift.”