“We are extremely optimistic about the future development of packaging and label printing in China,” saidBenny Huang, CEO of Heidelberg China. “In recent years, with an increasing middle class and accelerating urbanization processes, there are more and more specific requirements on packaging and label.”
Asia has become the fastest growing label market in the world. It is expected that by 2019, the Asian label market will have increased by 5.5%, in which the growth rate of self-adhesive labels will reach 6.3%.
“Owing to the higher cost of raw materials and labor today, print shops are paying more attention to productivity,” noted Teddy Jiang, GM of Gallus Shanghai. “At the same time, influenced by consumers and branding goods manufacturers, packaging and label printing is moving towards short run, multiple orders and product diversification.”
Since entering the Chinese market nearly ten years ago, Gallus has sold more than 100 machines.
Introduced in 2016, the Gallus Labelmaster is designed for the label and packaging market. Modules such as flexo printing, screen printing, cold foil, die cutting etc. can be selected and configured, thus enabling the press to be customized to suit any specific requirement of label print shops. The Gallus Labelmaster is able to print on a wide range of substrates, from self-adhesive label, cardboard, PE, PP, aluminum foil, tube laminate among others.
With this new press platform, Gallus has also developed a new locking system that enables quick, easy and accurate changes of printing units. The Gallus Labelmaster also sets new standards in cost effectiveness – from dramatic time savings, due to its ease of use and high speed of 200 m/min, to low waste and minimal material consumption, the company said.