Allegra’s new 13-inch wide digital label production line is the first of its kind installed in Canada and the first in the Allegra Network. Owners Binny and Harpreet Mroke say they will take advantage of the opportunity offered by the growing market for short-run digital label printing.
“We were getting calls from clients in various businesses including food manufacturers asking for labels, which we had no option but to outsource. Not satisfied with the quality, we began to research how these companies were sourcing their labels and recognized that there was a huge opportunity to provide high quality labels in shorter runs to the local market,” said Binny Mroke.
The new press, which was installed in April, is a fully loaded four-color plus white model with inline laser die cutting, varnish and lamination, configurable slitting with up to 16 blades, back-scoring and dual-spindle, semi-automatic turret rewinding. Its integrated finishing features can take jobs from file to finished roll without interruptions, increasing efficiency, delivering the lowest cost per label, and boosting profitability. The press’s “cool cure” LED inkjet technology makes it compatible with a wide range of substrates, including paper, films, foil, tag, specialty and heat-sensitive films.