September 20, 2017
‘Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!’
– The Red Queen, Lewis Caroll’s Through the Looking Glass
NEWW Packaging and Display has always strived to operate on the cutting edge of this industry. Over the past thirty years our fleet of machines has expanded many times; sometimes in direct response to a customer’s needs and in other occasions where we have perceived a business opportunity.
A few months ago, NEWW installed a new five-color Bobst 1228 RS to replace our older S&S flexo folder gluer. A sheet of corrugated enters the machine and emerges as a fully printed, cut, folded, and glued package. Our new press is fully automated from prefeeder to robot stacker, and is equipped with a complete set of infrared dryers and carbon fiber ink chambers. It looks and sounds like a spaceship. Our talented crews have quickly learned to operate the 1228 and it is already clear that the speed and print capabilities of this machine are many times greater than where we were a year ago.
This new flexo-folder gluer is a sizeable investment for our company, but the potential sales and efficiencies that we expect to achieve with these new capabilities make for a solid return on investment.