Edale – DPI Direct buys 8 colour FL3 flexo press
USA • The printing company DPI Direct has invested in an 8-colour Edale FL3 flexo printing press with 430 mm (16.92”) web width, AiiR system (including pressure control) as well as a converting automation pack. The press will be installed in January 2018 and will be used for the production of packaging solutions including wine labels, light cartons and craft water labels.
The converting automation pack includes semi-rotary die-cutting, automatic die load and unload, auto set sheer and back slitting. According to Edale, AiiR technology (autonomous inking, impression and print registration) uses precision camera technology to improve registration accuracy, while automated print pressure control reduces wastage and set-up times. By fully automating print and the registration processes, the level of operator intervention can be reduced, leading to fewer errors and a more consistent, higher quality final product.
An higher degree of automation allows printers to speed up production time while reducing operator skill levels, a must-have for print houses, whatever the scale. The press will be installed in Sand Diego, California, where the printer DPI Direct is based.
Just recently, Edale announced a sale of a 9-colour FL3 press to the printing house Norma in Hungary. Moreover, the printing press and converting equipment manufacturer Edale also displayed its FL3 flexo press at Labelexpo Europe as well as updates regarding its digital printing and embellishment equipment.