In postpress processing, the folding process is moving to centre stage. Ferag’s StreamFold is in heavy demand, especially in Scandinavia and Finland, with eleven units – more than half of the Ferag quarterfold lines sold so far – now ordered by newspaper printers in these markets or already installed in their production operations.
The two latest StreamFold lines have been commissioned by Sanomala Oy in Vantaa and Savon Paino Oy in Varkaus. Both companies are owned by Sanomapaino Oy, which is under contract to Finnish media group Sanoma to produce its daily newspapers at a total of five Finnish printing houses.
In addition to newspaper products, the five facilities are operating at full capacity to produce supplements with print runs in the millions – lucrative business that’s set for further expansion using Ferag’s StreamFold lines.
StreamFold – for integration into older systems, too
High fold quality; stable running; the option to process products inline, directly off the printing machine at speeds of 60,000 copies per hour – these were the winning arguments behind this extra investment. StreamFold is very easy to integrate into existing system structures, and also supports Ferag’s TTR-generation technology. Compared with an additional and comparatively rigid folder in the printing machine, shifting the folding process into the postpress processing sector brings a noticeable rise in flexibility at a much lower investment cost. StreamFold can be positioned at any point in the mailroom and accessed from several press connections.
Things are starting to happen in the advertising supplement market, and newspaper printers want to be sure of their share. StreamFold makes it possible to achieve a substantial increase in the value of production technology at a relatively low outlay, and to put capital to more profitable use through the acquisition of new printing jobs.