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Rotocon / Screen – Double digital print investment for First Impression Labels

Vaughan Cumming, First Impression Labels owner and operations director and Pascal Aengenvoort, Rotocon director in front of the new line (Source: Rotocon)

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, First Impression Labels owner and operations director and Pascal Aengenvoort, Rotocon director in front of the new line (Source: Rotocon)

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.

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Rosina Obermayer

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