MPS – First flexo press in South Africa to use LED UV curing

From left to right: Alan Town (Paragon Inks), Henri Massyn (GM Graphix) with Arnaud Fleuren (MPS) in front of the new EF 340

THE NETHERLANDS • MPS announced that the South African flexographic printing company GM Graphix has purchased its third MPS press. It is a six colour EF 340 multi-substrate flexo press featuring Phoseon LED UV curing, marking the first press in South Africa to use this process. Involved in the sale was local representative Rotocon, representing the MPS extensive range of flexo and offset printing presses in South Africa.

GM Graphix is a MPS customer spanning many years, and owner of the very first MPS press sold in South Africa. Headquartered in Alberton, with a branch in Bloemfontein, the company specializes in fast-moving consumer goods and pharmaceutical applications, and produces various printing products such as self-adhesive labels, sachets, shrink sleeves and wrap-around labels. Their new six colour EF 340 MPS press, also equipped with full automation (APC Advanced) will be used to expand their printing capacity, especially in shorter print runs.

Paragon Inks was also involved with this MPS press sale to GM Graphix, through their collaboration with Phoseon for the development of UV LED ink.

Armin Karl Geiger

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