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Success for Interprint with K5 Smart XXL beta test

Automation and repeat accuracy on a new level

With some 1,400 employees worldwide, including 420 at company headquarters in Arnsberg, the Interprint Group is a leading global decor printer. Two new K5 Smart XXL decor engravers have now been installed in Arnsberg.


Using state-of-the-art technology to give customers an edge has always been part of Interprint’s philosophy, so it was no coincidence that the company entered into discussions with HELL in 2014 to agree on a concept for a new decor engraver. This culminated in a K5 Smart XXL beta test machine being installed at the Arnsberg site in 2016.


Two features of the new machine were of particular interest to Interprint – its high level of automation and its excellent repeat accuracy.


HELL achieved the former by transferring the established one-button engraving principle of its high-end machines to the large decor engraver. In this mode, once the cylinder has been inserted, all steps – including quality documentation – take place automatically without any manual interventions. HELL equips the K5 Smart XXL with CellEye to ensure high repeat accuracy. This cutting/calibration process is based on volume-oriented measurement and has already proved highly effective in publication and packaging gravure. CellEye enables unique repeat accuracy for gravure cylinders.


Following successful completion of the beta test, a second K5 Smart XXL was installed in 2017. Interprint is currently testing the suitability of the HelioSprint III 12 kHz high-performance engraving system for decor printing.


“The K5 Smart XXL completely satisfies our highest repeat accuracy demands. The option of 12 kHz engraving makes the machine an ideal platform for the future,” says Head of Cylinder Manufacture Stefan Ettrich.


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Interprint is once again aiming for a technological edge with its two newly installed K5 Smart XXL machines.


HELL Gravure Systems – a Heliograph Holding company – is an innovation leader in the manufacture of prepress engraving systems. With its numerous technical solutions, HELL is continuously redefining international standards in its many core areas of expertise – the electromechanical and direct laser engraving of gravure and embossing cylinders and the high-resolution direct engraving of elastomer printing forms for relief printing.



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