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.
Heidelberg is extending its digital printing portfolio for drupa 2016, which includes the release of the Heidelberg Primefire 106. Heidelberg partnered with Fujifilm on this B1 format inkjet printing machine for the packaging market.
Gintzler International, a Buffalo, New York-based, packaging company, has purchased its third Gallus ECS 340 label printing press, two years after acquiring its second one.