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Wyszków, 28 Sempteber 2017 - We have successfully completed the process of installing the new Heidelberg Speedmaster VLF XL 162-5+LX3 UV (LE) machine. It is the first sheet-fed press working in UV technology in Quad/Graphics Europe. Its distinctive feature is the instant setting of paint and the inline UV coating option.

Printing in UV technology has many advantages – above all, it shortens the buffers between printing and further production processes as a result of the instant setting of paint.

“A UV-enabled machine therefore allows us to offer products delivered using materials other than paper or cardboard in a much shorter timeline, which is crucial for our In-Store Solutions customers”, explained Andrzej Herbich, Technical Director at QGE.

A great advantage offered by UV technology as opposed to conventional offset printing is the possibility of printing on non-absorbent materials, for example synthetic, metallic or carbon paper, or PCV, PP, PS and foil.

“Customers contact us with ever more demanding ideas, and competitiveness on the POS market requires creativeness, which in turn necessitates product distinction. Printing on non-absorbent materials, like the possibility of in-line varnishing, extends our offer significantly”, said Beata Ogłaza, In-Store Solutions Sales Director.

The machine also makes it possible to use various inline varnishes – offset and UV varnish, selectively or as a whole. This enables us to obtain an drip-off effect (hybrid effect), which can be used as non-standard refinement of packaging, stands, and magazine or catalogue covers.

The new machine is a strategic Investment which serves the development of the In-Store Solutions area. Expanding the offer by new materials and also refinement enables us to meet market trends and fulfil our customers’ expectations.






About Quad/Graphics
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts/circulars, direct mail, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products, including in-store signage. Headquartered in Sussex, Wis., USA, the Company has approximately 22,000 full-time equivalent employees working from more than 50 print-production facilities as well as other support locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. As a printing industry innovator, Quad/Graphics ( is redefining the power of print in today’s multimedia world by helping its clients use print as the foundation of multichannel communications strategies to drive their top-line revenues.


Agnieszka Gołębiowska
Quad/Graphics Europe
+48 22 33 67 284