Series production of the Gallus Labelfire 340 digital label press is off to a successful start in Heidelberg's Wiesloch-Walldorf facility. The press is the result of a collaboration between Gallus, its parent company Heidelberg, and Fujifilm. Multiple U.S.-label converters have signed on to install the press.
PrintFlex Graphics, a label printer based in St. Louis, has purchased a new Gallus EM 280 flexographic label press. PrintFlex specializes in peel-off coupons, re-sealable labels, instant on-pack and in-line folded booklets.
Gallus unveiled its new Labelmaster label press during its Innovation Days event, held Sept. 20-22 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The press is the latest result of the collaboration between Gallus and Heidelberg, leveraging Gallus's label printing expertise and Heidelberg's offset platform.
Hub Labels of Hagerstown, Md., will receive the second Gallus Labelfire 340 in the United States. The press was developed through a partnership between Gallus, Heidelberg and Fujifilm and features inkjet and flexographic capabilities.
InfoLabel, a Clifton, N.Y.-based label converter, will become the first installation location in the United States for the Gallus Labelfire 340. The Labelfire 340 is a hybrid solution featuring digital printing and in-line flexo printing and converting stations.
Best Label, which specializes in clear packaging that allows the back of the label to be visible through the container, has purchased its second Gallus ECS 340 label printing press. The press is expected to be installed in November.
Gallus will reveal the fastest narrow-web press it has ever created at the second Gallus Innovation Days event, which will be held in September at Gallus's headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The press can reach a maximum speed of 200 m/min.
Throughout drupa 2016, digital and conventional press suppliers demonstrated how by working together, they can provide the best solutions for their customers' needs.
Whether it's in-line converting, hybrid printing or digital finishing, drupa 2016 demonstrated how narrow and mid-web equipment suppliers are thinking beyond just speed and print quality.