Onlineprinters boosts productivity with Tecnau finishing

Onlineprinters GmbH has invested in a new Tecnau CutReady finishing system to increase productivity of personalized, self-adhesive labels.

Onlineprinters is a leading international print service provider; the company was a European pioneer with the 2004 opening of its first online shop. Today they offer a multitude of printed products, ranging from brochures to posters, from flyers to catalogues, from books to labels, available both in high-quality offset and brilliant digital printing quality.

In the German-based factory, adhesive labels are printed on an Epson roll-to-roll inkjet digital press and finished near line on the Tecnau CutReady system, consisting of an Unwinder 550, High Performance Cutter TC 7000 TS and Shingling Conveyor TC 0250. The system cross cuts, side trims and center slits web widths up to 500mm down to variable form sizes such as the popular A4, A5, A6 and A8. The system runs at speeds up to 50 m/min and supports 24/7 operations, making the CutReady a versatile, efficient and highly productive solution for the manufacture of self-adhesive label specialty applications.

“With the new Tecnau CutReady System we now have the opportunity to make single cut-outs from our labels on rolls. This is an outright newly developed post press machine. Not only could we accelerate our production for stickers and adhesive labels as well as increase our post press capacity, we can now also react more flexibly to customer requirements. The Tecnau CutReady System worked great right from the start”, Jürgen Winkler, Onlineprinters’ Head of Production, commented on his experience with Tecnau.

“Over the years we have strived to increase application breadth across the Tecnau portfolio to make our solutions “media agnostic”. CutReady is a great example of this, thanks to its ability to deliver in variable sizes laminated book covers, calendars, canvas, photos, posters and banners and now also self-adhesive labels, while ensuring high accuracy cross-cutting and side-trimming for full bleed applications”

Stated Robert Gubo, Tecnau Area Manager for Germany and Switzerland. “We are proud of the new relationship with Onlineprinters in a very competitive market demanding quick delivery time and high-quality output”.

Thanks to the new investment with Tecnau, Onlineprinters will be able to offer its customers faster deliveries at reduced cost, with a solid increase in finishing capacity.

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Onlineprinters overview

Onlineprinters group is one of Europe’s leading online print shops. They produce personalised printed products from flyers to complete exhibition stands in their in-house production to serve more than 800,000 customers in 30 European countries.

Each year, more than 2.5 billion printings are produced, processed and shipped at their sites in Neustadt an der Aisch in Germany, Southend in the UK, Aarhus in Denmark and Szczecin in Poland.

The Onlineprinters group has its origins in 1984 when it was founded as a classical print shop and has been operating in the online printing business since 2004.