Excelsior Packaging Group Acquires Three F&K Presses

BIELFELD, Germany—The Excelsior Packaging Group, Inc. and Fischer & Krecke GmbH announced that Excelsior Packaging Group has entered into contracts for three additional FP 36S-10 printing presses. The presses will include the latest Fischer & Krecke advancements, one of which is smartGPS (Graphic Positioning System).

Excelsior Packaging Group and Fischer & Krecke continue a successful relationship incorporating the application of new technologies. Excelsior plans to support its dynamic growth in flexible packaging using the high-performance equipment, including the smartGPS, to enhance job startups and minimize impression and registration related set up.

smartGPS takes a fundamentally new approach to registration and impression setting because it does not perform the setup in the press. smartGPS is able to do the job “offline” at the plate-mounting stage with almost no additional time required when the plates are mounted on the press. With smartGPS technology, once the sleeves are put in the press, the machine can immediately be accelerated to production speed and print with the correct impression and register. This results in virtually zero waste and low-speed pre-drying issues are avoided. An additional advantage is that smartGPS also works on coatings or lacquers, that have no contrast with the background substrate.

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