MPS – EDNN installs first EF Symjet hybrid press in The Netherlands
Reasons for Vincent Belksma from EDDN to invest in a hybrid press were e.g. flexibilityand the chance to enter new markets (Source: MPS)
THE NETHERLANDS • Label printer EDNN (Etiketten Drukkerij Noord Nederland) based in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands is the first Dutch company to invest in a MPS EF Symjet hybrid press. According to the company, their new, recently installed digital/flexo all-in-one printing press with in-line finishing adds a very high flexibility and very short turnaround times to their label production capabilities.
EDNN’s new EF SYMJET press features flexo units to print PMS colours, black marks, varnish and cold foil for a glossy, metallic silver or gold effect. The press also contains a turner bar on the rail and a die cut unit.
To date, the label printer has only specialized in flexo presses for label printing jobs, however, the company has experienced an increased demand for smaller sized jobs and variable data.
Vincent Belksma, general nanager at EDNN explains: “Hybrid printing is the future of label printing, and with the EF Symjet hybrid press, we can combine digital technology with flexo printing, as well as the finishing — all in one pass.”
The sale was led by Arnaud Fleuren, Area Sales Manager at MPS Systems. According to him the new line enables the print shop to “enter new markets that digital label printing brings such as personalization and shorter print jobs” as well as to offer “benefits of flexo such as PMS colours, metallic shades (gold/silver), delam/relam blackmarks on backing paper, cold foil, and spot varnish”.
Introduced to the market at Labelexpo Europe in 2015, the EF SYMJET combines the fully automated MPS EF flexo platform and an integrated Domino N610i digital UV inkjet label press. The automated flexo/converting system and digital UV inkjet system can be combined and used integrated inline or separately to work offline.
Proximity to MPS with headquarters in Arnhem, The Netherlands was another advantage for EDNN. “There’s no question. MPS makes high quality presses, and combined with the inkjet experience of Domino, we can print perfect quality – especially on shorter runs,” concluded Belksma.