VollherbstDruck is First German Wine Label Printer to Invest in the Linoprint L Modular Digital Printing System from Heidelberg
VollherbstDruck from Endingen am Kaiserstuhl in the south-west of Germany is the first German wine label printer to invest in a Linoprint L from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). This quality print shop specializes in the production of fine wine labels that are also in demand beyond Germany's borders. Its portfolio also includes wet glue and self-adhesive labels for champagne, sparkling wines, spirits, confectionery, and tobacco.
The Linoprint L is a drop-on-demand system for economical, high-quality printing of demanding short to medium label runs and applications with variable content. The Heidelberg Linoprint L gives VollherbstDruck a proven, cutting-edge drop-on-demand inkjet system that delivers a cost-effective solution to new market requirements.
Conventional print technology from Heidelberg and partner company Gallus and a digital print system from Heidelberg CSAT under one roof
The decision to invest in this technology was an easy one for Andreas Wohnlich, CEO at VollherbstDruck. This Heidelberg customer has been working with a six-color Speedmaster CD 74 with coating unit for several years and complemented this with a four-color Speedmaster XL 75 press with coating unit in 2011, the company's 90th anniversary. The print shop also uses a Polar cutter and several Gallus reel-fed presses, including a Gallus TCS 250, a modular offset press with direct servo drive that can be configured and retro-fitted at will.
The positive experience made with Heidelberg and Gallus and the excellent level of service they provided was a primary reason for choosing Heidelberg this time, too. "We use the Linoprint L to imprint data about the location, grape variety, and year on conventionally pre-printed, finished, and die-cut labels," explains Andreas Wohnlich. "A further reason for choosing the Linoprint L is the energy we save through UV LED fixing, which delivers better results than previous imprint solutions."
VollherbstDruck enjoys a first-class reputation as a producer of quality labels. It can look back on 90 years of success and progress and its expertise is affirmed time and time again by prestigious awards. VollherbstDruck was named "Label Printer of the Year" in 2009 in acknowledgment of its exceptional quality, innovations, and creativity. The company handles all its orders in-house - a fact that reflects its commitment to creating added value for its customers. VollherbstDruck is also committed to ensuring its operations are green and sustainable. Consequently, its environmental program is focused on solar power generation, resource conservation, and the use of environmentally friendly materials in production and logistics. Total quality and outstanding expertise are key for the company's two CEOs Dr. Franz-Josef Vollherbst, a member of the third generation of the family and in charge of the business since 1984, and Andreas Wohnlich.
Heidelberg CSAT GmbH is the product of Heidelberg taking over a manufacturer of digital presses for the packaging market in August 2011. This specialist in drop-on-demand (DoD) inkjet and electrophotography based in Eggenstein near Karlsruhe occupies a strong position in the pharmaceutical industry and, in the Linoprint L, has a product that is ideal for the label market.