MetalDecoJET to start production in Spain
Koenig & Bauer has installed its full MetalDecoJET production line at Spanish metal decorating specialist, Litalsa.
Litalsa works with the world’s largest packaging manufacturers, providing high quality services of offset printing and coating of metal sheets that customers subsequently transform in a grand variety of products: from the traditional tin cans for preserved food to aerosols, decorative containers, and twist off caps or crowns.
The company was looking for ways to handle the ever-increasing variety of different jobs while reducing batch sizes and providing customers with the services necessary to shorten their time-to-market.
The industrial production line consists of an automatic feeder, pre-treatment, printing, drying and stacking systems, making it the first digital printing system dedicated to the metal decorating market.
Litalsa uses MetalDecoJET for its customers’ pre-series production and marketing campaigns, where it is essential in the design phase to immediately inspect designs on the metal sheet, implement design changes at lightning speed and then print them in small runs. After the successful field test, the layouts can then be transferred to conventional offset presses without any problems. In this way, the customer’s MetalStar3 is fully available for volume jobs and is no longer slowed down by the numerous make-ready and start-up processes.