Elmwood Park, New Jersey — New Jersey boxmaker The Paige Company recently installed a full complement of JB Machinery ColorDry® XL3000 IR dryers on their new 66 x 113 5-color, 2-over-3 inside/out G-Graphix rotary die cutter. Paige’s five-dryer system includes JB VisionMaster in-press dryer inspection and monitoring and JB Sentinel® sheet detection on each print station. The new diecutter and dryer system allows Paige to deliver 5-color double-sided printing and diecutting in a single pass at speeds up to 12,000 sheets per hour. Therefore the need to double pass jobs for inside/outside printing is eliminated resulting in a more efficient workflow and quicker turnaround time of orders.
“The popularity of Inside/out (printing) is continuing to expand in virtually all markets”, says Warren Bird, President, JB Machinery. “More brand owners are recognizing the added value inside/out printing brings to their products and the unboxing experience. Converters in turn are realizing that inline drying, in addition to expanding their capabilities, allows them to maximize productivity by printing on both sides of the sheet and converting in a single pass. A process that in the past would have required at least two passes. The enhancements in efficiency and quality, and the reduction in turnaround time provide a significant contribution to profitability and available machine time.”