Interprint GmbH, a décor printer based in Arnsberg in Germany, has ordered a second RotaJet from Koenig & Bauer, which is due to enter production at the end of this year.
Interprint has gone for a 4/0 version, designed specifically for décor applications. It’s coupled with a Pastomat reelstand with Patras M reel handling system.
The new press will be installed next to the company’s existing RotaJet 168 at its main plant in Arnsberg. Robert Bierfreund, Interprint’s managing director, explained: “Back in 2014, we were the first decor printer to invest in wide-format single-pass inkjet technology. That was an expression of our unbridled pioneering spirit, and we have continued to contribute to further improvements together with Koenig & Bauer over the past years. For us, it was clear that we would eventually purchase another RotaJet.”
Interprint concentrates on printing décor, including things such as flooring and work surfaces. It employs some 1300 people and has eight production plants worldwide. The company was founded in Arnsberg exactly 50 years ago.
The RotaJet is available in both commercial and industrial versions, with a choice of several widths up to the 2250mm wide Industrial VL. They can be configured for mono or colour, single or double sided printing, though the VL series is designed for 4/0 printing for décor and packaging applications. These presses use water-based polymer pigment inks combined with near infrared drying. The printheads are greyscale drop on demand, which I believe are from Kyocera, producing 600dpi, with an option for 1200 dpi resolution. The print speed is 150mpm. The VL series is said to be capable of producing up to 18000 sqm/hr.