American Carton Company (Mansfield, TX) installed a six-color Komori
Lithrone GX40 (GLX640) press with both conventional UV and UV LED to increase its folding carton print capacity.
Folding cartons are the company’s primary product, and American Carton currently holds a number of globally-recognized certifications to meet the quality and U.S. FDA safety compliance requirements of its clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, personal care products and retail markets.
American Carton chose the GLX640 for its ability to meet both complex packaging requirements and high-end commercial print applications, making it possible to expand on what the company can offer its customers.
Key to American Carton’s success is the full range of services it offers, from design and prototyping through printing to die-cutting, embossing and finishing.
GM Trent Tucker said he expects the GLX640 to become the company workhorse.
“The UV allows us to do value-added specialty effects, whether it is raised UV or strike-through, and it also prints on non-absorptive substrates like foil," he added. "The GLX has so many features that are specific to folding cartons. One, in particular, is the ease with which it handles paperboard in the feed and delivery, versus a press that is really meant for paper but could run paperboard.”
American Carton has been operating Komori presses since 1999. The GLX640 is its third Komori press installation. The new press replaces an older Komori press and will run alongside an existing eight-color Komori GL40, also equipped with UV capabilities.