PLANT LIST
Our amazing machines

THE FULL RUNDOWN
JANUARY 2019

IT

Tharsterns Management Information System

Throughout the plant and office, the MIS system controls all jobs from estimating to production planning, real time data collection for job tracking and scheduling through the factory.

Delivery, cost analysis, stock and invoicing is also handled by the system.

Tharsterns MIS is designed around Microsoft’s SQL dynamic server

PRINT FILES

Supplying print files

Final artwork can be uploaded via the application ‘Enfocus Connect All’ which is available to download for either Mac or PC, or emailed to dtp@pinetownprinters.co.za, or via file hosting services such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

An outline of artwork requirements and book, journal and diary sizing templates can be found here.

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PRE-PRESS

Apple workstations

7 Workstations, mainly Apple Mac Pros

Working with incoming print artwork files, data, imposition, pagination pre-flight and proofing.

PC workstations

Data management, systems and estimation

FUJI XMF

Automated pre-flight, colour conversion, imposition, trapping & ripping

The PDF workflow system for proofing and computer to plate using the ROOM (Rip once output many) system. XMF allows complete print jobs to be switched quickly and easily to alternative presses – whether digital or offset, sending all colour settings to the presses

EFI Colour Proof

Colour proofing software to drive Epsons

Screen Platerite 8800S

32 Plates/Hour with autoloader – B1 Plate Size

Computer to Plate system

CIP4 Pre-Inking

CIP4 files through Fuji XMF automatically set up inking profiles on the Komori Presses

Bodoni Press Sign

Colour management for measuring of Epson, Indigo & Komori Litho press in accordance with ISO Standards & ICC colour profiling

Enfocus Switch

Automation software within front-end and back-end applications

LITHO PRESSES

Komori Lithrone GL540C & Coater

Sheet Size: 720 x 1030mm Maximum 16,000 sheets per hour Spectrophotometer & chilled rollers to ensure colour standards & consistenc

5 Colour with Aqueous coating and IR dryers JDF complaint, accepts CIP4 files for fast make readies and ink profiling AI (Advanced Integration)

Komori Lithrone LS840P

Sheet size 720 x 1030mm and Maximum 15,000 sheets per hour Spectrophotometer & chilled rollers to ensure colour standard and consistency

8 colour printing or 4 colour backing 4 colours per side in 1 pass Accepts CIP4 files for fast make readies and ink profiling AI (Advanced Integration)

Komori Lithrone LS440P

Sheet size 720 x 1030mm and Maximum 15,000 sheets per hour Spectrophotometer & chilled rollers to ensure colour standard and consistency

4 colour printing or 2 colour backing 2 colours per side in 1 pass Accepts CIP4 files for fast make readies and ink profiling AI (Advanced Integration)

Ryobi 510NP

Sheet Size: 350 x 510mm

1 Colour printing with numbering and perforating for stationery work

Diddie Apollo

Reel Sizes: 240mm,305mm & 340mm Reel Cutoff: 427mm

2 Colour straight printing or 1 colour perfecting each side for pharmaceutical inserts

DIGITAL PRESSES

HP Indigo 7900

Max Sheet Size: 482 x 330mm Max image size: 464 x 317mm

7 colour (4 process + 3 spots) – Orange,Violet, Green & White

Full colour variable data capability

7,200 A4 full colour images per hour

Unique liquid HP ElectroInk processing gives offset quality

Affordable short run printing Substrate versatility up to 400 gsm using thick substrate kit

One shot process kit enables printing on synthetic and plastic substrates

OCE VP6250

Max Sheet Size: 488 x 320mm
Max Image Size: 484 x 308mm
15,000 A4 black & white images per hour

50gsm to 300gsm

OCE DP135

Max Sheet Size: 488 x 320mm
Max Image Size: 484 x 308mm
8,100 A4 black & white images per hour

50gsm to 300gsm

LARGE FORMAT

HP Latex 335

64 inch Latex Printer (1.63 metre)

Latex Inks are scratch resistant for printing of indoor and outdoor jobs Colours (8 colours)

Prints are completely cured and dry inside the printer, and ready for immediate finishing and delivery

EPSON

Epson Stylus 9900 Epson Stylus Pro 9800 Epson SC-T5200

Using Epson Ultrachrome HDR inks for contract proofing and photographic prints with ICC colour profiling

Mimaki Cutting Plotter CG-130 SR III

Effective Cutting Area
1,370mm

Acceptable Sheet Width
90 – 1,550mm

Continuous crop mark detection enables the continuous accurate contour cutting of labels and prints

SCREEN PRINTING

Manual

1800 x 1250mm

Various manual & automated screen printing devices

Automated

1250 x 940mm

Various manual & automated screen printing devices

CUTTING

Wohlenberg Pro-Tec 137

Maximum cutting width 137cm

Fully Programmatic cutting system

Itotec 137

Maximum cutting width 137cm

Fully Programmatic cutting system

Polar 115E

Maximum cutting width 115cm

Fully Programmatic cutting system

Wohlenberg

Maximum cutting width 89cm

Fitted with Microcut Programming System

Kolbus FS.L1084

Stand alone 3 Knife Trimmer

For 3 knife trimming of books and sewn book blocks

Horizon HT30

500 Books/Hour

Fully CIP3 programmable
Book-on-Demand Cutter

Kolbus PK101

Board cutter for hard cover boards

Karl Tranklein

Board cutter for hard cover boards

Nagana CT620 EXA

SRA3 Digital Cutting

Digitally cuts business cards, postcards
A4 & A5 leaflets

DIE CUTTING / FOILING

SBG Heidelberg Cylinder

770 x 560mm

Used for forme cutting, creasing and embossing

Kolbus Type PF Foiling

700 x 400mm

Used for foiling and debossing of book and diary covers

Kluge EHE Foiling

550 x 350mm

Used for foiling and debossing / embossing

3 x Hand Foiling

Ludlow - personalised

Hot Metal Typesetting

Used for personalised foiling of diary and name foiling book covers

Haido 1100

1140 x 800mm
With detachable foiling plate

Used for forme cutting, creasing and embossing and foiling

Haido 1300B

1350 x 960mm

Used for forme cutting, creasing and embossing

Heidelberg Platen

330 x 250mm

Used for small format forme cutting and embossing

Heidelberg Platen/T Press

350 x 260mm

Used for foiling and kiss cutting

Rollem Champion 990

Used for Scoring and Perforating

COLLATING EQUIPMENT

Muller Martini 201

12 Station Collater

Used for collation for sewn books and pur books

TMF Neckar N5

5 Station Collater

Used for collation for stationery

FOLDING

MBO R1120

Up to 16 page A4 or 32 page A5
Min 150 x 180 Max 700 x 1000mm

Folds B1 sheets in various combinations

MBO B30E-C

Up to 16 page A4 or 32 page A5
Min 150 x 180 Max 700 x 1000mm

Folds B1 sheets in various combinations

MBO B32-S R32

Up to 16 page A4 or 32 page A5
Min 150 x 180 Max 700 x 1000mm

Folds B1 sheets in various combinations

MBO R1020

Up to 16 page A4 or 32 page A5
Min 150 x 180 Max 700 x 1000mm

Folds B1 sheets in various combinations

Hertzog + Heymann KL112

Min 120 x 140mm Max 320 x 650mm
20mm Buckle

High speed small format folding in various combinations (pharmaceutical) with WST encoding system for pharma code verification

Stahl T36 i

Min 80 x 135mm Max 335 x 640mm

High speed small format folding in various combinations (pharmaceutical)

BINDING

Muller Martini Bravo Plus T

6 Stations, cover feeder, 3 knife trimmer and Perfetto stacking 11,000 cycles per hour

Allows folded sections to be gathered, saddle stitched and trimmed to final size

Hohner Favorit Wire Stitcher

Stitching of digital and short run books and brochures

Hohner Economy Wire Stitcher

Stitching of digital and short run books and brochures

Brehmer Wire Stitcher

Stitching of digital and short run books and brochures

Aster 160 OS

9,600 cycles per hour sewing machine

Allows collated sections to be thread sewn

Kolbus KM472

24 Stations in-line gatherer, 25 clamp Binder with conveyer 6,000 cycles per hour and HD140 3 in-line knife trimmer

For perfect binding of books, brochures & magazines using hotmelt or PUR binding and three knife trimmed to final size

Horizon BQ470 PUR

1,350 cycles per hour

For PUR Binding of books, magazines & photobooks

Horizon BQ280 PUR

500 cycles per hour

For PUR Binding of books, magazines & photobooks

Horizon BQ270

500 cycles per hour

Used for perfect binding digital and sewn books

LAMINATING EQUIPMENT

Komfi Sagitta 76

Max sheet size: 760 x 1120mm
50 metres per minute

Thermal film laminate gloss/matt or soft touch finish for high and medium volume litho jobs

Komfi Delta 52

Max sheet size: 540 x 760mm
35 metres per minute

Thermal film laminator gloss/matt or soft touch finish for digital and medium volume litho jobs

Matrix SH 650

650mm Laminating Width

Single sided poster film laminator

ANCILLIARY EQUIPMENT

Durselen Corta PB04 4 Headed Punch

4 Hole Drilling / punching

For all standard hole patterns and complex ring binder patterns

Nagel Citoborma 280B

2 Hole Drilling

For all standard hole patterns and complex ring binder patterns

Magav CW74 Twin Wire Punch

Punching for twin wire

Pfaffle K45 Pfaffle K45 Closing

3-16′ to 1′ Wiro Diameter

Twin Wiro punching & Closing in for calendars, diaries & brochures

PM222 Roller Press

1400mm Width

Glue Laminating

Metro Petratto 2.5 Folder Gluer

Acepak Shrinkwrapper (X3)

Shrinkwraps final printed material for protection

Minipack Torre Tunnel 50 Twinpack

Shrinkwraps single books

HARD COVER

Kolbus DA260

Max size: 670 x 390mm
2,400 cycles/hour

Fully automatic case maker with round
cornering

Präzicase EC3

120 cycles/hour

Digitally produces one-off & more cases for photobooks, hard cover books and diaries

Stahl BL500

1,500 cycles/hour

Book production line, for casing in of hard cover books and diaries, including gauzing,back rounding, head & tail bands and ribbon inserting (Large Books)

DGR FO3 Hard cover Casing-In

2,000 cycles/hour

Casing in of Slimline, A4, A6, Pocket (Small Books)

Sigloch LEH Ribbon Inserter

Inserts ribbon into hard cover books and diaries

Sigloch NHB3

Max size: 500 x 430 x 70mm

Book block gluing and lining machine

Kolbus Smasher

Heavy Duty

For smashing of book block

Sigloch Nipping Press NH

For nipping of book block

Hunkeler End-sheet Glueing Machine

For gluing of end sheets to the book block

2 x Rimagraf Double Corner Machines

For applying corners to diaries

Prakma, Schmedt, Sumbel & Karl Tranklein, Antal Joint Forming Machine, VBF Corner Cutter

An assortment of equipment for case making, spine rounding, pressing and casing-in of hard cover

Kolbus VDB Case Straightening Machine