Distinct Packabilities, a wholly owned subsidiary of Publisher’s Printing, is a premier provider of flexible packaging and label printing. It also offers a wide range of flexible packaging and prime label converting capabilities, along with in-house art, graphics, pre-press and platemaking services.
“Fujiflm and Distinct Packabilities is establishing a new standard for digital print quality in the flexible packaging and prime label markets,” said David Haley, vice president, Distinct Packabilities. “With a print asset of this magnitude in the hands of our experienced staff - some of the best printers in the world - we intend to shift a number of paradigms when it comes to print quality that have prevailed in these markets for too long.”
Distinct Packabilities provides a variety of service offerings to flexible packaging and prime label end-users, and chose Graphium based on the capabilities of its hybrid design - incorporating digital and flexo printing into one platform - to create spot colors, respond quickly to short-run demands, and produce flexible packaging and prime labels.
“Its print capability can produce up to 13,240 square feet per hour at a resolution of up to 1080 dpi and an eight-level grayscale,” added Haley. “Graphium will print all of the common substrates found throughout our other production processes while achieving excellent adhesion, light fastness, and durability. Also, for us, the ability to very quickly move in and out of a rapidly changing print schedule is very important.”
Graphium offers an alternative to flexo printing for label, packaging and speciality print businesses that want to increase their margins and revenue streams on short to medium print runs. The modular UV inkjet press allows printers to incorporate inline flexo print and finishing. It utilises greyscale print heads that produce a range of drop sizes from six to 42 picoliters, which, combined with inter-color LED pinning of Fujifilm Uvijet inks, enables the printing of fine details, smooth tones and small font text demanded by the most exacting customers at single-pass print speeds of up to 164 ft/min (50 m/min).
It prints at widths of either 13” (330mm) or 16” (420mm), and can handle some of the thinnest label substrates up to heavy duty vinyl, as well as board stock. The inline corona treatment enables customers to print on virtually any substrate without the requirement of a pre-coating to achieve adhesion.