Rubbettino installs Tecnau dynamic perforator to streamline cutsheet inkjet print production
To strengthen its product offerings and make new applications possible, Rubbettino has added a Tecnau TC 1530 C Dynamic Perforator inline to their newly installed Océ VarioPrint i200 color inkjet sheetfed press. The solution will provide selective perforations on different paper types and formats in line with the Canon printer, eliminating offline finishing and manual handling.
Rubbettino was founded in 1972, and since its beginning the company has aimed to optimize its production processes and encompass new technologies and trends. Indeed in 2004 a digital printing division was created alongside the well-established offset press department, and in early 2009 the first Lasermax Roll Systems (now Tecnau) roll-to-cut line was installed inline to a continuous web printer from Canon.
“Rubbettino determined that investing in an innovative inkjet sheetfed press in-line to a versatile dynamic perforating system is the best way to combine high print quality, solid productivity and capability to run different media types, for high application flexibility in a single run,” reports Alessandro Lindiner, Key Account and Technical Manager at Böwe Systec Italia. As the Italian channel distributor for Tecnau, Böwe Systec played a critical role in configuring the right solution based on the customer’s needs.
The TC 1530 C Dynamic Perforator installed at the company is equipped with one cross perforation cylinder and with two vertical perforation wheels. Perforated SRA3 sheets, primarily in 60gsm lightweight paper, are collected in sets and accumulated on a single stack which is then cut and stitched to form two A4 size booklets, with or without front and back covers.
Rubbettino is producing tear-off triplicate booklets for a wide array of public and private companies from chemical and pharmaceutical industries to financial and transport companies. The products are used to validate different steps of industrial processes by providing carbonless NCR multi-document copies that can be easily dispatched and tracked.
The TC 1530 C Dynamic Perforator installed in-line with the Canon i-series printer reduced the number of production steps required for an application to be completed and optimized the whole process from start to finish. “With this new and innovative print production line, we can work with a broad range of paper substrates, printing and perforating them at the same time with no separate handling required,” concluded Marco Rubbettino, General Director at Rubbettino.
The company will soon be able to expand its opportunities in the commercial print and direct mail segments thanks to the versatility of the complete system and the new applications now made possible.