Founded in 1935, Jaakkoo-Taara Oy aims to be a pioneer in both service and technology. It employs 115 people and its annual turnover is €16.5 million. Each year it prints more than 20,000 packaging and printed projects.
“We wanted to produce high print quality combined with increased efficiency and the ability to produce both cartons and labels," says Thomas Brusila, managing director of Jaakkoo-Taara Oy. "The new system will enable us to introduce serialized pharmaceutical packaging and personalized packaging and labels. With digital we can also easily produce security and tamper evident features, and we think we will be able to add value by offering that.”
Xeikon’s Folding Carton Suite offers a ready-to-use package, making it easy to configure an efficient and cost-effective setup for the digital production of folding cartons. It is ideal for high quality, cost-effective short runs of folding cartons and labels. Jaakkoo-Taara Oy’s system includes a Xeikon 3500 that prints at up to 600 m²/hr in 5-colors. Its fifth color station can be used to apply special colors and effects.
The suite offers a basic press configuration equipped with a fifth color in combination with CMYK. The extended color gamut ensures the accurate production of a wider range of brand colors. The fifth color could be orange, red, blue, green or white. Color management is made easy by cloud-based Xeikon Color Control. Jaakkoo-Taara Oy can also offer digital spot varnish with Xeikon’s Durable Clear Toner for scuff and scratch resistance and UV or water based varnish.
"We liked the fact it gave us the possibility to introduce a highly automated digital workflow that will enable us to increase our output efficiency," Brusila continues. "We can reduce errors and be faster and better. Streamlining production allows us to have a more collaborative approach, and we can also be more flexible with how we work with our customers.”
“We are delighted that such a highly-respected packaging specialist has chosen to integrate Xeikon digital technology into its varied production mix," says Ari Enroth, sales area manager from Xeikon. "It is clear the capabilities of the folding carton suite will allow it to enhance its support for its current customers while adding new services to its portfolio.”