Now, Gallus and Heidelberg will join together to exhibit in Booth 6150 at Labelexpo Americas 2018, which will take place from Sept. 25-27, 2018 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Additionally, Gallus’s new Smartfire digital label printing system will be unveiled to the North American market, and Heidelberg’s Omnifire 250 4D inkjet digital printer will be available for demonstration at the largest event for the label and package printing industry in the Americas.
Gallus’s portfolio includes the Labelmaster, an advanced hybrid inkjet system that was developed with Heidelberg and Fujifilm.
Gallus is expanding its product portfolio with the Smartfire, a new, fully-featured, value offering for digital narrow-web label printing that is focused on ultra-short runs. The Smartfire premiered at Gallus Innovation Days in late June and will make its North American debut in the Gallus-Heidelberg booth at Labelexpo Americas.
“The Smartfire focuses on new target groups who are looking for a low risk, easy entry into digital label printing,” said Michael Ring, head of Digital Solutions at Gallus. “Incorporating Memjet technology allows us to offer an inkjet printing press that produces labels with a quality of 1600×1600 dpi while establishing a new, low investment price point in the market.
“The name says it all, the Smartfire is absolutely easy to operate via a self-explanatory touch panel,” Ring added. With this digital press, limited prepress skills are needed to create professional CMYK 4-color inkjet labels. Addressing the shortfall of other offerings in this space, a finishing unit is integrated into the press, where labels are laminated and cut, which means the Smartfire delivers finished die cut labels in one pass, ready for shipping.
Also available for demonstration in Booth 6150 at Labelexpo Americas will be the Omnifire 250 – Heidelberg’s “4D Printer,” which combines advanced Inkjet technology with high-precision robotics.
“We think that the Omnifire is a great fit for the label market,” said Steven Calov, product manager of Omnifire for Heidelberg USA. “Most label printers are already creating customized labels for a variety of consumer products - with the Omnifire, they can take this same thinking and print a customized image direct to the object in many cases.”
The Omnifire, Smartfire, and Gallus-Heidelberg integration will be discussed in full at their joint press conference, which will be held at 12 p.m. Central on Sept. 25, 2018, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. In addition to the Gallus-Heidelberg booth, CERM, a software solution provider for narrow web printers and part of the Heidelberg group, will be exhibiting at Labelexpo Americas in Booth 6580.