Gallus – Swiss manufacturer invites to its Gallus Innovation Days 2018

SWITZERLAND • The third Gallus Innovation Days take place from 26th to 28th June at the Gallus headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Gallus will introduce a new digital label printing system called Gallus Smartfire. Up to 1000 visitors are expected to come to the press manufacturer’s headquarters in St. Gallen for the biennial open house event. In 2016 more than 800 participants joined the three-day event.

During the Gallus Innovation Days 2018, Gallus and Heidelberg are showing how digitization will change the label business and how Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG are going to jointly support their customers in mastering this paradigm shift. In order to do so, Gallus presents a variety of new products, following this year’s motto “Solutions for Printing Champions”. About 30 partnering companies will further present their products and services at the in-house expo.


Visitors will be able to see at the Gallus Innovation Days 2018:

  • New digital label solution Gallus Smartfire
  • Gallus Labelfire, newly equipped with a fully integrated printing unit
  • Gallus Labelmaster Advanced with an automatic transverse and longitudinal register control
  • Gallus RCS 430 equipped with flying imprint and fast UV ink drying
  • Gallus RCS 340 with web shifting for multi-layer label production
  • Screeny A-Line printing plate

Gallus Smartfire – a new digital label press
A new digital label printing system called Gallus Smartfire is going to debut this year, and it is especially convincing thanks to its easy handling. This label press is designed for constantly changing short runs and furthermore represents an affordable solution for any label printer who is interested in going into digital label printing.

During hourly demonstrations held in the new Print Media Centre Label, Gallus novelties in digital and conventional label printing are going to be presented. On the one hand, the Gallus Labelfire is going to be highlighted. Upstream, the press is newly equipped with a fully integrated screen printing unit. The herewith applied screen white in its full opacity can be used for transparent substrates and guarantees the quality standard for this digital label printing system.

On the other hand, the conventional Gallus label presses are presented with additional features: for the first time, the new Gallus Labelmaster Advanced can be seen with an automatic transverse and longitudinal register control.

The Gallus RCS 430 is equipped with flying imprint and extremely fast UV ink drying thanks to a UV booster, and the Gallus ECS 340 is featured with web shifting for the manufacture of multilayer labels.

On top of that, the Gallus screen printing department will be presenting the whole production process of a Screeny A-Line printing plate, from screen exposure with the new Phoenix UV-LED exposing system by Heidelberg, to the development of a new automated washing and drying system by Gallus Screeny to the final assembly of the ready-to-print screen printing plate.

Furthermore there will be on display:

  • Three-dimensional objects are going to be printed on and personalised on the Omnifire 250
  • Inmould printing with the rotative die-cutter Speedmaster XL 160-DD covered by Heidelberg
  • Cerm introduces new mobile solutions with its business management software

More than 30 partnering companies are going to present their products and services for the label business in hall 1, which exceeds all records of former Gallus Innovation Days.

Registrations for the Gallus Innovation Days 2018 can be made on the Gallus website:

Two years ago, more than 800 visitors from all over the world travelled to Switzerland to attend the Gallus Innovation Days. In 2016 the main focal points of this event were the world premiere of the new Gallus Labelmaster machine platform for label and packaging printing. A review from the latest edition by NarrowWebTech find in this post.

Also this year, the editorial team of NarrowWebTech will participate in order to report from the Gallus Innovation Days 2018 – stay tuned by visiting our website after the event at the end of June.

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