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De La Rue – New Thallo offset press for security printing centre

MALTA • Contiweb, together with partner DG press Services, announced that De La Rue, the world’s largest commercial printer of banknotes and identity documents, have confirmed an order for a Thallo printing press. The purchase is part of a global investment of EUR 33 million in equipment, factory upgrades and skills for De La Rue’s “Centre of Excellence for Identity and Security Print” in Malta.

De La Rue’s choice of the Thallo web offset printing press, which can print on a wide variety of substrates ranging from paper to film, demonstrates its flexibility and performance for many different market segments. According to the company the line is an unmatched, high quality solution for short run jobs, or when printing on very expensive substrates.

Richard Miedema, Product Manager, Contiweb. “Our experience in the security printing segment has contributed to the development of very high quality imaging for the Thallo system, which opens up several new markets alongside the label and flexible packaging market”.

The Contiweb Thallo printing system offers significant advantages for the profitability and environmental requirements of printing businesses. Integrating web offset with flexo, gravure or digital into hybrid configurations provides sustainable and environmentally friendly printing, cost-effective plates and sleeves and fast make-readies for high print quality on a range of substrates.

Contiweb Thallo web offset systems are produced and distributed under a strategic partnership between Contiweb and DG press.

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Rosina Obermayer

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