For the second time, the German label printing group chose the Gallus Labelmaster Advanced, a flexo label press that enables high productivity and print quality, as well as process flexibility.
Installed in January 2019, the 10-color conventional printing press is a modular production line for narrow web products, fully equipped with 10 flexo printing units. The operator can use these flexo printing units either for color printing, cold-foil or varnishing depending on the customer-specific requirements. The line includes a cold-foil unit producing high-value and specially designed narrow web products for the label and flexible packaging market.
“Because of our very good experiences with the first Gallus Labelmaster, installed at All4Labels Schweiz in October 2016, we decided for this modular label press at our production site in Lübbecke," said Matthias Michel, plant manager at All4Labels Lübbecke.
The Labelmaster has provided All4Labels with short web path (material cost savings), the automatic register control in longitudinal and transverse direction, as well as the higher-quality corona surface treatment. These ensure improvement in the registration quality and optimum color retention.
“Due to short setup times and the high printing speeds of our new conventional printing press by Gallus, we were able to increase our overall productivity significantly," Michel said.
With printing speeds up to 656 fpm (200 m/m) and a printing width of 17.3" (440mm), the Gallus Labelmaster Advanced is suitable for running a broad range of substrates. While All4Labels Schweiz is using this line especially for the printing of pressure-sensitive labels, tube laminates are produced at this line at All4Labels Lübbecke. Precise and stable register accuracy complements the modular and cost-efficient narrow web press.
“A further benefit of the Labelmaster we see in the ecological side: We save an impressive amount of production waste due to the short web path of only 1.4 meters between printing cylinders. This means that we now have less waste, subsequently lowered our costs for substrates as well as for waste disposal," Michel said.