Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) manufactured the 1000th print unit for the Heliostar S gravure press in February at company headquarters in Lengerich, Germany. The print unit is part of a press being produced for a well-known packaging company in Southeast Asia. Including this press, there are currently more than 100 Heliostar S presses operating at market leading companies as well as local family businesses in more than 30 countries on all continents
Alongside the Heliostar G, the Heliostar S has become one of the leading gravure presses for printing flexible packaging, according to Ulrich Harte, manager business development printing and finishing at W&H. The key to this success is the expansive flexibility of the machines. The Heliostar S can be tailored to meet company needs and job requirements. Guaranteed quality and cost-effective production are the primary sales points. The Heliostar is available in print widths between 650 and 1,700 mm and offers a variety of inking, drive, register control, drying and winding options. Additional optional modules for treaters, anti-static bars and web inspection are also available.
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