THARSTERN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

Throughout the plant and office the MIS system controls all jobs from estimating, through production planning, real time data collection for job tracking and scheduling through the factory. Delivery, cost analysis and invoicing is also handled by the system.

Tharstern MIS is designed around Microsoft’s SQL dynamic server.

FTP SITE

Final artwork can be upoladed to our FTP site at: http://upload.pinetownprinters.co.za Please contact your representative to provide you with a user name and password to allow you to access the FTP site.

PRE-PRESS
Equipment

Specifications

Capabilities
Apple Mac computers
7 Workstations, mainly Apple Mac Pros
Used for handling all incoming files and data
PC workstations
Used for handling all incoming files and data
Screen Scanner
Cezanne
High quality scans
Screen Trueflow V6
Automated pre-flight, colour conversion, imposition, trapping & ripping
The PDF workflow system for proofing and computer to plate using the ROOM {Rip once output many) system
Epson Proofing
Epson Stylus Pro 9800
Epson Stylus 9900
Using Epson Ultrachrome HDR inks for contract proofing and photographic canvases with ICC colour profiling
EFI color Proof
Colour proofing software to drive Epsons
Screen Platerite
32 Plates/hour with autoloader
Computer to Plate system
CIP4 Pre-inking
B1 Plate size
CIP4 files through Trueflow automatically set up inking profiles on the Komori Press
Bodoni Press Sign
Colour management for measuring of Epson, Indigo & litho presses in accordance with ISO Standards & ICC colour profiling


LITHO PRESSES
Equipment

Specifications

Capabilities
Komori Lithrone LS540
Sheet size: 720 x 1030mm Maximun 16000 sheets per hour Spectrophotometer & chilled rollers to ensure colour standards & consistency
5 Colour with Aqueous coating and IR dryers JDF compliant, accepts CIP4 files for fast make readies and ink profiling
Heidelberg 102FPP
Sheet Size: 720 x 1020mm
5 Colour printing with 2 perfectors (after the 1st and 2nd units) allowing for 4 colours backing 1 colour or 2 colours backing 2 colours
Heidelberg 102ZP
Sheet Size: 720 x 1020mm 2 colour Perfector
2 colour printing or 1 colour backing 1 colour in 1 pass
Heidelberg MOV-H
Sheet Size: 480 x 650mm
4 colour printing
Miller TP29S
Sheet Size: 520 x 740mm 2 colour Perfector
2 colour printing or 1 colour backing 1 colour in 1 pass
Ryobi 510NP
Sheet Size : 350 x 510mm
1 colour printing with numbering and perforating
Didde Apollo
Reel sizes : 240mm, 305mm & 340mm
Reel cutoff : 427mm
2 colour straight printing or 1 colour perfecting each side
DIGITAL PRESS
Equipment

Specifications

Capabilities
HP 5000 Indigo
Max sheet size: 475 x 320 mm
Unique liquid HP ElectroInk processing gives offset quality
Max image size: 450 x 308 mm 7 colour (4 process + 3 spots) or HP Indichrome
Affordable short run printing Substrate versatility up to 350 gm2
Full colour variable Data capability
Quick and efficient colour personalisation
2000 A3 images per hour
LARGE FORMAT
Equipment

Specifications

Capabilities
Epsom GS 6000
1440 x 1440 DPI
Attributes combine to deliver fast drying, scratch resistant prints that are water and uv resistant
Max width - 1600mm
Ultrachrome GS ink's do not emit harmful VOC's
8 colour ink set
Micro Weave Halftoning
SCREEN PRINTING
Equipment

Specifications

Capabilities
Manual
1800 x 1250mm
Various manual & automated
Automated
1250 x 940mm
screen printing devices
FINISHING
Equipment

Specifications

Capabilities
CUTTING
Itotec 137
Maximum cutting width 137cm
Fully Programmatic cutting system
Polar 115E
Maximum cutting width 115cm
Fully Programmatic cutting system
Wohlenberg
Maximum cutting width 89cm
Fitted with Microcut programming system
Kolbus PK101
Various manual & automatedfor hard cover books
Nagana CT620 EXA leaflets
SRA3 Digital Cutting
Digitally cuts business cards, postcards, A4 & A5 leaflets
Horizon HT30
500 books/hour
Fully CIP3 programmable
Book-on-Demand Cutter
DIE CUTTING
 
Haido 1100
1140 x 800mm Detachable foiling plate
Used for forme cutting, creasing and embossing and foiling
Haido 1300B
1350 x 960mm
Used for forme cutting, creasing and embossing
Heidelberg Platten
330 x 250mm
Used for small format forme cutting and embossing
Rollem Champion 990
 
Used for Scoring and Perforating
COLLATING EQUIPMENT
Muller Martini 201
12 Station Collater
Used for collation for sewn books
TMF Neckar N5
5 Station Collater
Used for collation for stationery
FOLDING
 
MBO B30/4.4.4 Up to 16 page A4 or 32 page A5 Min 150 x 180 mm Max 760 x 1250 mm 205 metres / minute
Folds B1 sheets in various combinations
Stahl KC78/4 KTL Up to 16 page A4 or
32 page A5
Folds B1 sheets in various combinations
Stahl KD78
Up to 16 page A4 or32 page A5
Folds B1 sheets in various combinations
Stahl KC66/4 KTL
Up to 16 page A4 or32 page A5
Folds B1 sheets in various combinations
MBO KL112/35 - 45
Min 120 x 140 mm
Max 425 x 1000 mm
150 metres per / minute
High speed small format
folding in various combinations
Stahl T36i
Min 80 x 135 mm
Max 335 x 640 mm
High speed small format
folding in various combinations
BINDING  
Muller Martini Bravo Plus T 6 stations, cover feeder 3 Knife trimmer and Perfetto stacking 11000 cycles per hour
Allows folded sections to be gathered, saddle stitched and trimmed to final size
Astronic 150
150 cycles per minute
Allows collated sections to be thread sewn.
Kolbus KM470
24 Stations in-line gatherer, 25 clamp Binder with conveyer And HD140 3 in-line knife Trimmer 6000 cycles per hr
For perfect binding of books, brochures and magazines using hotmelt or PUR binding
Horizon BQ 470
1350 cycles per hour
For PUR Binding of books, magazines &
photobooks
Horizon BQ270 500 cycles per hr
Used for perfect binding digital and photo books
Rosback 880  
Used for perfect binding digital and photo books
ANCILLIARY EQUIPMENT
GBC Delta
30 metres per minute
Thermal film laminator Gloss or Matt finish
Matrix SH 650  
Poster film laminator
Pfaffle K45
Pfaffle K45 Closing
3/16” to 1 “ Wiro Diameter
Twin Wiro punching & Closing in for calendars, diaries and brochures
Nagel Citoborma
280B
2 hole drilling
Acepak Shrinkwrapper (x2)  
Shrinkwraps final printed material for protection
PM222 Roller Press
1400mm Width
Glue Laminating
Foiling Machines  
HARD COVER
 
Prakma, Schmedt, Sumbel & Karl Tranklein  
An assortment of equipment for case making, spine rounding, pressing and casing - in of hard covers
Präzicase EC3
120 pieces/hour
Digitally produces one-off
& more cases for Photobooks & Hard Cover books