Gallus – First Labelfire 340 in Austria and Eastern Europe celebrated
AUSTRIA • By the investment from Insignis-Etiketten in a new Gallus Labelfire 340, the first Labelfire was installed in Austria and Eastern Europe. With the new line the Austrian label printer completed their plant and now defines new capacities in digital printing. According to Gallus, Insignis is able to broaden its internal product portfolio and to increase its flexibility, quality and efficiency.
The machine runs with a web speed of up to 50 m/min (164 fpm) and offers seven colours plus white. “Speed is always important, but getting a finished embellished and die-cut digitally printed label at 50 m/min (164 fpm) is what makes this machine stand out.” says Hager. “Flexo, screen printing, die-cutting, varnishing and inkjet are perfectly combined in a single system.”
“Thanks to the extended colour space with seven colours (CMYK + GOV) and digital white we cover more than 95% of the pantone colour space. Additionally, with a physical resolution of 1200 dpi we reach offset quality, and sometimes even more than that.” says Erwin Pudek, managing director of Insignis, and adds: “This is absolutely brilliant”.
More than 130 customers from the DACH region and Eastern Europe attended the event, where they were introduced to relevant topics such as digital inkjet and digitisation in the label industry.
Ferdinand Rüesch, Vice President of the Gallus board, Christof Naier, Head of Business Unit Label, Stephan Plenz, member of the Heidelberg Board, as well as Ferdinand Hager and Erwin Pudek gave explanations and insights into digital label printing. Afterwards, demonstrations on the Gallus Labelfire followed in order to show how digital label printing influences the global market.
In addition to the celebretation, the companies jointly organised the Industrial Inkjet Day that took place on March 22nd at the Insignis headquarters in Vienna, Austria.