OSNABRUCK, Germany, April 7, 2013 (Press Release) - The demand for high street photo printing services is growing. At the same time, the range of printed photo products is also expanding, which in turn is increasing the range and volume of different papers in use. The Felix Schoeller division has been involved in developing, manufacturing and marketing high-quality papers for digital printing for many years now. The Weissenborn mill in Saxony offers its customers the entire spectrum of services in the value chain under one roof - from base paper production and conversion through to slitting, something that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. Our customers value the consistent quality, high flexibility, and short delivery times made possible by this one-stop solution, as well as the many years of experience we offer as a supplier, drawing on over 115 years of work in the field of developing and producing high-calibre substrates for conventional silver halide photography.
"Investing in a new slitter rewinder was the next logical step in the evolution of our Weissenborn site", says Volker Barth, manager of the Weissenborn mill and vice-president of Felix Schoeller. "After three years of analysing the market very intensively and then developing and building the machine, we are now delighted to be able to commission our new slitter rewinder."The new machine will be used to slit matt and glossy photo papers, fine art specialities such as baryta-coated papers and specialty papers with metallic or embossed finishes such as creative canvas. It can process papers of virtually any basis weight. The finished rolls are between 3.5 and 12 inches wide and 30 to 100 metres long. Roll-core diameters of two inches or more can be used. The investment volume totalled €1.3 million.