ONLINEPRINTERS OPENS NEW PRODUCTION FACILITIES FOR LARGE FORMAT PRINTS
1,800 square meters dedicated to large format printing
Onlineprinters GmbH has announced the opening of its new Large Format Prints production facilities. In order to reflect the company's growth, the production area moved into a 1,200 square-metre hall just a few kilometres from the headquarters. In addition, the company has also unveiled an administrative building offering 600 sqm of office space, which already houses 21 employees from the Marketing and Product Management departments. Onlineprinters thus remains loyal to its roots in the German town of Neustadt an der Aisch where it operates in a total area of 42,000 square metres.
"Thanks to its rapid growth, large format prints have slowly but steadily become one of our core products," says Dr Michael Fries, CEO of the German print giant. In 2015, the annual demand for these products increased exponentially. "Large-scale outdoor advertising is now part of a modern marketing mix. We continue to invest in this area in order to meet our customers’ demands both at present and in the future, " said Fries.
Five years of large format printing
Onlineprinters GmbH first opened its Large Format Printing (LFP) facilities in January 2011. Among its large range of products, Onlineprinters offers advertising boards and exhibition displays, such as roller banners, wallpapers, tarpaulins for fences and scaffolding, flags and banners. A total of nineteen employees are in charge of processing the orders received on 15 international online shops from all over Europe. Much like the wide array of paper stocks used for other printed products, the LFP division uses a varied mix of materials such as PVC tarpaulin, Plexiglas®, flag fabric and composite boards. The department also takes over the further processing of the products, including the cutting of prints, tarpaulin eyelets and banner hems and ensures all products are printed according to the highest quality standards.
The industrial production of large format prints results in a high-quality and cost-effective model, no matter the size. In addition, there is enough room for customisation and personalisation: bespoke sizes with millimetre precision and same-day print (production on the same working day the order is placed) are available.
Onlineprinters produces large format prints on modern HP and Durst digital presses and uses odourless, environmentally friendly latex inks. The company was the world's first buyer of the Durst Rho 312R, a high-speed UV roll-to-roll printing press for the printing of mesh and PVC tarpaulins.