Tapetenfabrik Gebr. Rasch GmbH & Co. KG
Finalist 2023 Barbieri Excellence Award
The wallpaper factory Gebr. Rasch GmbH & Co. KG, based in Bramsche in Lower Saxony, is one of the leading wallpaper manufacturers in Europe. The range produced includes over 6,500 different paper, embossed, relief, vinyl, non-woven and digital print wallpapers.
The company has been family-owned since its founding in 1897. Today, it is managed in the fifth generation by Frederik Rasch and Dario Rasch-Schulze Isfort. Rasch has eight international representative offices and exports to over 95 countries. The group of companies employs over 750 people. The company produces at its headquarters in Bramsche, in Ukraine and in Poland. For over twenty years, Rasch has been selling digital print wallpapers and since 2021, the high-quality designer wallpapers have also been produced directly at the headquarters in Bramsche.
We use our Barbieri Spectro LFP qb in conjunction with PrintFactory’s Calibrator to profile and calibrate a wide variety of materials on our HP Latex 3600 presses. For the proofing of new wallpaper printing grounds we use an HP Latex 365.
Furthermore, we also use the Barbieri measuring device for profiling and calibrating our Epson SureColor 7500 Proofer to simulate offset printing according to Fogra specifications with subsequent verification of the media wedge.
My name is Jörg Trennhaus, I head the PrePress and Digital Printing departments at the Rasch wallpaper factory. Thanks to the excellent recommendation of Birgit Jemide from inimap, we were able to raise the quality and speed of spectral measurement to a new level with our new Barbieri Spectro LFP qb. A wide variety of substrates – from non-woven and textile wallpaper to exotic materials such as sisal or bamboo wallpaper – are no longer a problem thanks to the large measuring apertures. I am simply thrilled with the precision and robustness of the Barbieri device.