Rotocon / Screen – Double digital print investment for First Impression Labels
SOUTH AFRICA • The label printer and converter First Impression Labels (FIL) recently made two additional investments in digital capability through Rotocon. Purchased was a Rotocon Ecoline RDF-330 for digital label converting and finishing and a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ UV inkjet label press.
Part of Rotocon’s own Ecoline brand of finishing machines, the RDF-330 provides servo-driven digital label converting and finishing. For FIL, the solution features a full-rotary flexo print unit, cold-foil/lamination unit and a die-cutting station that can be used in semi- or full-rotary mode.
According to the company, the new Screen Truepress L350UV+ press pushes the envelope in terms of productivity, sharing a host of fresh features developed by Screen for high-end, high-speed label production. With a production speed increased to 60 m/min (196 fpm), the L350UV+ system offers superior productivity, substrate compatibility, colour reproduction, operability and other advanced features.
Vaughan Cumming, FIL owner and operations director states: “We embraced digital label production four years ago with the continent’s very first Screen Truepress Jet press, and haven’t looked back.” FIL also specializes in high-quality, flexo printing for the shrink sleeve, wrap-around, roll-fed and self-adhesive label market.
In 2017, the company invested in a three-colour Rotocontrol DT-Series modular digital finishing machine to its printing, converting and finishing equipment. This investment followed two slitter rewinder and a digital inkjet label press in 2014. Read more in this post.