The Gallus Group is presenting at Labelexpo the Linoprint L drop-on-demand system from Heidelberg. This marks the first time that Gallus has exhibited the technology at a trade show since it acquired the sales license in June 2013.
Features of the system include zero waste following interruptions to the production run, precise insetting on pre-diecut rolls and a printing speed of up to 48 m/min. which, in tandem with the maximum printing width of 315 mm, ensures optimum productivity in digital printing. The Linoprint L, with 600 dpi resolution, augments Gallus's existing portfolio of flexographic, offset and screen printing solutions by adding a digital printing solution that is able to deliver cost-effective printing of short and/or variable runs in the label sector.
The Linoprint L is part of the Gallus Print Shop at Labelexpo, which features the new Gallus ECS 340 with the “Plus” update package. The Print Shop combines and control the entire order planning and processing workflows of the three machine systems via central Cerm MIS workflow software. In cooperation with its industrial partner Siegwerk, Gallus will also be demonstrating the benefits of LED UV drying technology on the Gallus EM 280 using the latest UV LED inks from Siegwerk.
The Gallus Print Shop concept is a new way of producing labels faster and more cost-effectively. It combines the advantages of digital and conventional printing methods by networking the individual presses and centrally controlling the production process using CermMIS workflow software and operating data capture. The Gallus Print Shop concept transforms traditionally machine-oriented production planning and control into an approach focused on targeting overall benefits. This leads to improved machine utilization, dynamic and flexible application and combination of all printing methods (new, innovative design and product decoration options) and lower outlay for the entire order planning and processing workflows.