Digital Domain – November 2012
Ben Franklin Press & Label Selects Inkjet Technology
CHICAGO—Epson America announced that Ben Franklin Press & Label Company, an award-winning Napa, Calif.-based converter—most recently winning Best of Show honors in packagePRINTING’s 2012 Excellence Awards contest (see the August 2012 issue), has selected the Epson® SurePress® L-4033A to install in its center of operations. Ben Franklin Press & Label will be using the inkjet digital label press to produce high-quality wine labels for numerous wineries.
“The wine label market brings together an extremely creative design community and an equally talented wine making group that pushes the envelope on printing processes,” said Dennis Patterson, president and general manager, Ben Franklin Press & Label Company. “We strive to achieve balance between art and technology, while bringing cutting-edge solutions to our clients. We spent over a year investigating the digital press market and our research took us to Labelexpo 2011 in Brussels and then to drupa 2012 in Germany. We performed follow-up tests with a number of manufacturers and found Epson’s SurePress inkjet technology excels over other digital technologies. The Epson SurePress gives us the quality required for the evolving wine label industry at a competitive price.”
“The Epson SurePress inkjet label press was engineered to boost the profits of label converters and commercial printers around the globe,” said Mark Elsbernd, North America region sales manager, Epson America. “We are excited to provide a superior label printing solution for Ben Franklin’s wine label printing needs in the heart of California’s wine country.”
Huston Patterson Expands Digital Capabilities
DECATUR Ill.—Huston Patterson Corp. has added a Gandy Pred8tor grand-format digital printer to its printing capabilities.
“Our initial offerings will include our large inventory of un-laminated C1S packaging substrates, as well as pre-laminated substrates on B and E flute,” says Donald Ellis, Huston Patterson vice president of manufacturing. “We have expanded the available substrates to include foam board, styrene, and other similar substrates. We have upgraded our Kongsberg table and offer short-run diecutting to supplement the new grand-format digital printer.”
The Pred8tor is a UV flatbed inkjet digital printer. It will be G7 certified, and color will be managed with the same GMG software used to manage the company’s proofers for its offset presses.
“This is just another example of how Huston Patterson is responding to the needs of our clients,” says Ellis. “We will always be refining our capabilities to meet our clients’ ever-changing needs, while raising the bar in quality and craftsmanship.”
Landa to Keynote EFI Connect
FOSTER CITY, Calif.—EFI™ announced that Benny Landa, industry pioneer and chairman and CEO of the Landa Group, will participate in a “fireside chat” Q&A session with EFI CEO Guy Gecht at EFI’s 14th annual EFI Connect Users Conference, being held from January 15-18, 2013 at The Wynn Las Vegas. Landa provided much excitement at drupa 2012, where he unveiled Nanography™ and six Landa Nanographic Printing™ Presses, the culmination of a decade of research into nanotechnology.
“We are excited that Benny will be joining us at Connect this January,” said Gecht. “As we are preparing for an outstanding Connect, which will be focused on the growth opportunities for our industry, I’m personally very much looking forward to hearing Benny’s insights and unique industry vision.”
“EFI is an industry leader and I look forward to sharing our vision with EFI users on how Nanography™ can bring digital printing to mainstream applications,” said Landa. pP