50 Years Hans Jentzsch Printers Ltd.
In 1963, publishers Peter Linde and Hans Jentzsch decide to add printing facilities to their publishing house. They choose to purchase a small printer’s shop named Alois Mally & Co. in Vienna’s fifth district. At that time, Mally’s Printers employs ten workers. The new managing directors, Peter Linde and Hans Jentzsch, adapt the old train of machines and introduce small offset print.
In 1965, space became too cramped, and composition facilities, including Linotype composing machines, had to be relocated to another branch.
By 1973, eventually, the company as a whole had outgrown its space capacities. The printing house moved to its new premises at Gartengasse 2 in Vienna’s fifth district. Parallel to moving to the new location, the company was renamed Hans Jentzsch & Co. Printers Ltd. after its senior partner. The printing process was reorganised and adapted to new, contemporary technologies. Photocomposition and multi-colour offset print (featuring a two-colour and a four-colour printing machine) were introduced. Finishing and subsequent treatment were also modernised and upgraded.
In 1989, the Jentzsch family purchased Linde Publishing – the printers’ key account at the time. Owing to the smooth co-opera-tion which would be steadily intensified, both companies contin-ued to grow rapidly. As a result, the Jentzschs made up their minds to find a new location yet again – a joint accommodation for both companies.
In 1991, Jentzsch Printers and Linde Publishing moved to their new address, Scheydgasse 24, in Strebersdorf Industrial Park (in Vienna’s 21st district). Both enterprises prolongued their road to success.
In 1995, Jentzsch Printers purchased the premises at Scheydgasse 31 – the company location ever since.
In 2001, the printing house took a stake in the pre-press company press enter Schretzmaier Ltd., located in Vienna’s seventh district. This interest rang in the step towards digital pre-press: CTF (com-puter to film) and CTP (computer to plate).
In 2002, the printing house took over all shares in press enter, and the premises at Scheydgasse 31 became the joint company site. press enter was operated as the printing house’s pre-press profit centre. The printing facilities were substantially modernised, in terms of both space and technology, and the company expanded as a future-oriented quality enterprise with some 40 employees then. At the close of 2002, Jentzsch Printers purchased Repro 14 (Pelz & Reinisch Ltd.), a repro enterprise located in Vienna’s third district, and thus set the tone for future developments. On the one hand, repro know-how was integrated into in-house pre-press, but even more so, Jentzsch Printers got into the act of digital printing.
In 2004, Profildruck Printers is incorporated into the company. Now, Jentzsch printers offers a significantly extended range of digital print. The Digital Competence Center at its location Hintere Zollamtsstraße 3 in Vienna’s third district offers all sorts of print, from “classical” black/white copies to personalised colour prints in mass circulation, and provides for even quicker and more extensive customer service.
In 2005, we take a crucial step towards modernisation. A new fully automatic computer-to-plate machine enhances pre-press pro-ductivity, quality and automatisation.
The year 2006 follows the lead of process optimisation. The use of new software systems optimises workflow from calculation to finishing. Additionally, where pre-press is concerned, the focus lies on colour management. A warehouse with more than 1,000 pallet storage units and further office facilities are added to the existing complex so as to shape up for future innovations and expansions. What is more, Jentzsch printers is the first print shop in Vienna to receive the PSO certificate ISO 12647-2: measure and proof of quality.
In 2007 we focus on the increased demand in production: by June 2007 we have added a five-color offset printing machine plus coating unit to our technical outfit. Thus, we can offer our customers even more flexibility and speed.
In 2008 many small components will contribute to provide swift and convenient individual print management, and maintain the high standard of customer care, production quality and speed our customers have come to expect from us. Our web portal, for example, guarantees round-the-clock online access: customers can place their orders directly, solicit bids, make stock item queries, etc.
Jentzsch pioneers climate-neutral printing on the Austrian market and was the first printing house to be presented with the “Print CO2 tested” certificate. Jentzsch was also the first printing house to receive the double-certificate “FSC” and “PEFC” from the Austrian certification authority.
In 2009 performance, quality and service for direct mailings are officially recognized. In July, the Jentzsch printing house receives the “postal service-certified Lettershop” certification.
We are aware of our social, economic and ecologic responsibility in this global community and therefore we continually increase our efforts to influence the market with its ecological and climatic problems in a positive way.
In 2010 the Jentzsch printing house further improves its state-of-the-art technological infrastructure with the new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL, a new computer-to-plate system and the extension of its cutting line. These investments and various new software components – for the pre-press area as well as for the post-press area – reinforce the performance and flexibility of the entire production cycle.
Our company is a pioneer for printing production with low CO2 emissions due to our high quality standards, sustainable production and eco-friendly use of resources. As result, Jentzsch has become a project partner of ‘klima:aktiv’ in March 2010.
In 2011 the Jentzsch printing house presents itself on its new homepage which provides you with a detailed information about the company’s further developments in connection with environmental and climate protection.
In 2012 Jentzsch is awarded by the Federal Ministry of Economics with the Austrian coat of arms: This award should make special performance of a company for the Austrian economy transparent.
Massive investments in the field of digital printing expand the range and increase the productivity: The complete machinery in digital department is replaced by high-performance production equipment and so not only the quality but also the efficiency increased significantly. Inline finishing such as folding or stapling is possible on both the black and white and also the four-color machine: So we can not just reduce our delivery times but also offer interesting prices. Even the software for variable data printing has been brought up to date: In addition to the simple addressing modes we can now also print for example images as a variable data.
In 2013 Jentzsch celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Aktualisiert am 1. March 2013