Rlc packaging group has invested in a specially configured Speedmaster XL 106-9-LYYLYY-1, which combines a variety of premium finishing options with maximum productivity and energy efficiency.

The press is equipped with ten inking units, two coating units, and four intermediate units with ultramodern IR, hot-air, and UV dryer technology and an extended delivery. It is rlc's eleventh unit from Heidelberg. By investing in the special configuration, rlc is in particular strengthening its strategic premium areas of business such as confectionery and beauty packaging. 

Since mid-August, the system supplier for packaging solutions has, as planned, been using the new press for extremely efficient and sustainable production of exclusive premium packaging for manufacturers of branded goods at its Aachen site, formerly Aug. Heinrigs Druck + Verpackung GmbH & Co. KG. In the future, the press will above all be used for high-quality beauty and fine fragrance packaging. 

'This press enables us to meet even the most challenging surface finishing requirements in the beauty and fine fragrance segment and develop completely new finishing solutions for our customers,' said rlc management spokesman Hans-Christian Bestehorn. 'We are proud to say that excellent cooperation with the experts form Heidelberg has produced one of Europes most complex and flexible presses for beauty packaging. Whats more, the new Speedmaster XL 106 makes our production far more efficient.' 

The Speedmaster XL 106 was developed in close collaboration with the customising experts at Heidelberg to meet rlc's specific application requirements. The result is a press that can create unique products. With this unusual configuration, we have succeeded in satisfying rlcs requirement for a variety of inline surface finishing options combined with top print quality, said Stephan Plenz, Member of the Management Board responsible for Heidelberg Equipment. 

Thanks to its excellent energy efficiency, the Speedmaster XL 106 is also one of the most environmentally friendly presses in its class. Heat is recovered from the exhaust air of the DryStar Combination dryers and can be reused for the drying process. 

The Prinect Inpress Control colour measuring system integrated in the press monitors the entire printing process so as to ensure excellent colour quality and consistency. The system measures and records process colors, spot colours, and register in the print control strip. The Prinect Inspection Control inline sheet inspection system automatically detects and reports production errors at any speed for maximum reliability in production.