The Heidelberg-Gallus RCS 330 produced multiple award-winning print jobs at customer sites.
Recently, Berry Global (Evansville, IN) was recognized as “Best of Show” at the 2019 FTA Flexography Awards in the narrow web category for its Vicious Styling Boost XTS Series shampoo tube.
The company produced several other award-winning jobs at the 2019 event, as well as previous FTA Flexography Awards, on its Heidelberg-Gallus equipment.
The FTA Flexography Awards honor companies that have created exceptional quality and precise consistency in their printed pieces.
The Vicious Styling Boost XTS Series shampoo tube stood out among other applicants due to its various effects and precise registration. Thanks to the capabilities of the Heidelberg-Gallus RCS 330, Berry Global was able to print the job directly on a laminate substrate as opposed to printing on film and then laminating to the substrate.
“When we were first looking for a new narrow web press, the RCS stood out due to its ability to print on laminate tube substrate as printing on it can be difficult due to the substrate’s variation in thickness and surface quality," said John Goddard, Laminate/Assembly manager at Berry Global.
In addition to the challenging substrate, the package’s design was another obstacle for Berry to overcome.
“The design included pale skin on a black background with intricate details in the tattoos, so precise registration and a clean print was crucial for this job," Goddard said. "Luckily, with the RCS, we have a very wide color gamut and the latest HD technology, which allows us to achieve this.
“The Heidelberg-Gallus RCS 330 is an extremely flexible press that allows us to do everything in line and handles a wide range of substrates from extremely thin mono foils that are just a few micrometers to tube laminates up to 450 micrometers,” Goddard added. “We can do anything our customers are looking for all in one pass.”