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vest in high performance, state of the art machines in all our production
areas, which is one of the reasons we have been able to grow our busi-
ness significantly over the past few years. Being a beta site for this digital
solution gets us in on the ground floor of this revolutionary technology.”
Designed and built in Switzerland, the Bobst digital printing press for
corrugated board prints images, graphics, codes and text, which can
vary from sheet to sheet. Production speeds can reach 656 fpm, with a
maximum sheet width of 4.27-ft. Applications include serialization, per-
sonalized packs, versioned packaging, customized corrugated products,
and medium to short runs of conventional boxes and displays.
Matik Sells Codimag Press With ANIFLO
to All American Label
WEST HARTFORD, CT—Matik, Inc. has sold its first Codimag
Press with ANIFLO in the U.S. All American Label recently installed a
Codimag Viva 420 intermittent waterless offset press with hybrid flexo
components at its facility in Dublin, CA. This is the first press with
ANIFLO technology to be sold in North America.
printing is popular
in the California
wine market and
the Viva 420 rounds
out the converter’s
already capable of
printing flexoic and digital labels, folding cartons and signs for a va-
riety of market verticals. This gives All American Label a wider range
of run sizes with inline embellishing processes for unprecedented
turnaround speed. The 16-in. Viva 420 includes stations for hot foil,
screen printing, flexo coating, embossing and die cutting.
Steve Leiben, VP of sales for Matik, the North America distributor
for Codimag, noted, “At the last two printing shows we’ve noticed
that the perception of American printers using digital technology has
changed. Label printers are looking for a more cost effective solution
than digital to the problem of printing short to medium run lengths
with the print quality of offset, and inline finishing like flexo.”
ETI Converting Celebrates Successful
Boucherville, QUEBEC—On Aug. 13, visitors representing label
printers and raw material suppliers met at ETI Converting headquarters
in Boucherville, Quebec to participate in an open house. The event was
a real success for the
Among the highlights
of this one day event
was the launch of the
with a JFlex Digital Print System and a Pellicut, a high speed rotary
die cutting system for thin liners. ETI runs a job combining two print-
ing processes, the flexo and the digital, on a 4-mil. high gloss paper.
The hotmelt adhesive and the silicone were applied on an 18-μ. PET
liner, then die cut with the Pellicut technology. All operations were
done inline at a speed of 275 fpm with a high quality printing of 14-μ.
dots at 1,600 x 1,375 dpi.
Presentations to explain this innovative concept and the advantages
of the inline digital inkjet printer and label production platform were
done by Maxime Bayzelon, president of ETI Converting and Judd
Quimby, VP of business development at Memjet. There was also a
demo on a 22-ft. Cohesio equipped with an ETI Turret Rewinder for
the production of small rolls of blank labels.
ETI will showcase this Mini-Cohesio at Labelexpo Brussels at the end
of September, booth 5C28.
Michael Ring Named VP of Worldwide
Sales & Marketing Digital Solutions at
ST GALLEN, Switzerland—As of Aug. 17, Michael V. Ring has
joined the Gallus Group as VP, worldwide sales and marketing digital
solutions. Michael is a proven executive with 27 years of experience
in digital printing and will strengthen the company’s expertise in the
digital label market. He will be responsible for worldwide sales and mar-
keting activities for the new DCS 340 digital label converting line. This
underlines the company’s direction to expand in this market segment.
From 2007 to 2014, Ring worked at Xeikon America, first as CMO
and VP of sales North America and then as president North Amer-
ica, in addition to VP worldwide marketing at Xeikon NV. Prior to
Xeikon, he has held several key positions with various companies such
as Kodak and Xerox.
FTA Member Collotype Labels Wins
Multiple Honors at FINAT Label Awards
THE HAGUE, Netherlands—FINAT, the international association
for the self adhesive labeling industry, announced the winners of the
35th FINAT Label Award Competition.
The Digital Group Winner was FTA member
Collotype Labels for Diströya, a fearsome look-
ing label with plenty of action. A 210 linescreen
was used to achieve the extraordinary detail in
the illustrations and the script type which can be
seen throughout the label. The embossing and
debossing is in exact register as is the foil stamp-
ing and the spot varnishes. The detail in the four
medals is easily legible and the touch of adding
a blue stamp adds a touch of color of the end
result. The background effect of the label being
printed on parchment paper is a genius touch.
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