Ghent (Belgium), March 6th, 2014 – Esko announces that in the coming months a Kongsberg C64 digital finishing system will be installed at Reproteam Hansbauer GmbH. The company, one of Austria’s leading service providers in digital large format printing, decided to invest in Esko's newest model of the completely re-engineered digital finishing platform for three reasons.
Firstly, the unique 3.2-meter width which allows to seamlessly finish large format plates and textile materials. Secondly, the increased speed which matches the high speed of digital printing systems and thirdly, exact precision that guarantees accurate finishing up to a tenth of a millimeter, and as such improves output quality.
“We have never bought a machine without first testing it . But for the new Kongsberg C64, we make an exception. We trust Esko, and we trust that this innovative Kongsberg will once again do everything we expect from it, like all the other Kongsberg systems we have been using for years," says Michael Hansbauer, owner and managing director of Reproteam. "Among our clients are many stand builders. They prefer more and more printed panels and fabrics in one piece as this creates an overall image effect without any, or only very few, interruptions. Next to ReBoard, we also often process composite materials and plastics such Dibond® and FOREX® as well as AIRTEX® polyester fabrics."
“With the new Kongsberg C64, we want to stay ahead of the competition and continue to position us in the market as provider of top quality displays, publicity and advertising products,” continues Hansbauer. Standard widths of 1.6 or 2 meters are no longer a distinguishing factor in this price-competitive market, so the success of his company greatly depends on the performance of the printing and finishing machines used for production. “Nowadays, delivery times are so short that we, as a business, cannot afford machines that not operating well due to technical issues.
A new era: Kongsberg C64
The Kongsberg C64 is the first model of the completely re-engineered Kongsberg C-series platform. It works with 3.210 mm by 3.200 mm materials, which makes it ideally suited for modern wide format printers. A unique, extremely rigid, carbon-composite traverse beam assures excellent precision and supports high speed, fast acceleration, high quality creasing and exclusive, powerful 3kW milling capabilities. This means the Kongsberg C always produces high quality finishing results, with no left/right/middle variances due to traverse bending.
“With the new Kongsberg C-Series, we offer the first fully-equipped super-wide digital finishing system,” explains Wolfram Verwüster, Esko Business Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. “This is not a simple upgrade of an existing system. The Kongsberg C is a completely revamped platform suited for multi-shift production in industrial manufacturing environments like Reproteam."
Reproteam was established in 1978 by Michael Hansbauer’s father, as Reprostudio. Since 2001 it has been taking new directions and has now become a service provider in LFP printing for hoardings, displays, and publicity and advertising facilities of all kinds. 26 personnel based in Graz in a production area of some 2500 m2 create automobile advertising, banners, shop designs and advertising for clients from Austria and neighboring countries.