Darwill Leverages In-Line Finishing with Hunkeler Generation 8


Darwill Leverages In-Line Finishing with Hunkeler Generation 8 to Improve Inkjet Quality and Productivity.

Headquartered in Hillside, Illinois, Darwill is in its third generation of family ownership since 1951. The company has evolved from printing signs for local shoe companies to a national operation with 200 employees and offices in Illinois, Colorado, and Georgia. A premier provider of complex marketing products including direct mail, employee communications, and marketing coll-ateral, Darwill is growing in a market that can often be challenging.

Darwill made a transformational move to production inkjet printing in 2014 with the acquisition of two inkjet presses with in-line Hunkeler finishing. Darwill installed a Hunkeler UW6 Unwinder with web cleaner iPEM on the front end of the press. On the back end, the DP8-II Dynamic Perforator feeds into a CS8-II Rotary Cutter and LS8 Stacker to deliver cut sheets, offset stacked from 1-up to 4-up for near-line finishing. The system also includes chip-out, gutter cuts, and edge trimmers for full-bleed finish.