It's an 'in' joke at Germany's Weiss Druck that their Colorman e:line press - the first to be installed - was known as the Gipfelstürmer or "summit climber". Another translation is "ambitious person".
Either way, the manroland press commissioned by Weiss in 2014 is to have company at the top. The German press maker - now known as manroland Goss web systems after the recent merger - has announced that Weiss is to install an identical second e:line at its plant in in the western German resort town of Monschau.
Managing director Karl-Heinz Carell says the "outstanding performance and fascinating quality of printing" have contributed significantly to the company's further development. "The system has provided us immense savings in setup times and misprinted paper, and completes our range of products by brilliant printing quality in coldset.
"We appreciate to have found a technology on a difficult market, nevertheless enabling us to make profit and to efficiently produce."
Four years ago, Weiss delivered a media legend and greetings from Mt Everest in an event to inaugurate the first press. Director Georg Weiss introduced Helmut Markwort, linked visitors to mountaineer Helga Hengge and printed a special edition of German political weekly Wochenspiegel during the event.
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