Limerick print, design and packaging business Cube has installed its first dedicated finishing equipment for carton production.
The 23 year old company has installed an Easymatrix 106 CS platen and Diana GO 85 folder gluer. It follows on from investment in a Xerox Iridesse earlier this year joining a Versant 2100 and mid format litho capacity.
The print business has produced marketing collateral for companies in sports and hospitality sector but it has been work for companies in the pharmaceutical, neutriceutical and cosmeceutical areas that has encouraged the many to extend further into packaging.
This has extended from information leaflets and instructions for use sheets into print and call off on demand and has provided the step into carton production in a serous way.
While the entry level of the range the Diana GO 85 will deliver different carton styles on board to 600 microns as well as wallets, CD sleeves. The Easymatrix chosen takes an oversized B1 sheet running at 7,700sph and offering stripping as well as die cutting.
The company has grown to employ 32 becoming a significant employer in the area. As well as the digital print and finishing investments, the company has in the last few years invested in a five-colour press and Horizon AF406 for pharmaceutical folding. It has bolstered its MIS and quality inspection, amounting to investments in excess of €1 million.
Managing director Brendan Ring calls the business a design print and packaging business “that provides not only specialist printing projects for ur customer, we offer bespoke end to end solutions and are dedicated to going beyond the expectations our customers have of our services.”
This level of commitment was welcomed at the business. “Our staff are very positive on this and the other investments made by the shareholders, as it's a tangible sign of their commitment to the company's growth, to developing long term strategic partnerships and providing job security,” says operations and finance manager James Maloney. That ethos led to the decision to place the order with Heidelberg. “We wanted someone who would support us as our business continues to grow,” he says.