Gallus – Digital label entry level press Smartfire launched

SWITZERLAND •  With the Gallus Smartfire, Gallus presents a starter model for digital narrow web label printing at its Innovation Days 2018. The four-colour (CMYK) Gallus Smartfire prints with Memjet printheads with water-based inks with up to 1600 x1600 dpi (9 m/min). The first customer shipping will be in September this year.

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According to Gallus, the new line is easy to use, economically affordable and suitable for any work environment.

According to Gallus, with this digital press, only a few prepress skills are required to create professional CMYK four-colour inkjet labels. Ink containers are replacable and the exchange of the print head is also possible. Furthermore, this machine also delivers finished die-cut labels, produced in one pass and ready for shipping on the reel. Due to the waterbased inks, so the company, no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are necessary.

A finishing unit is attached, on which the labels are laminated and cut. This can be either done individually by the integrated cutting plotter or by punching with the semi-rotary die cutter at the end of the inline finishing unit. The line runs with 9 m/min at 1600 x 1600 dpi –  16 m/min (52 fpm) at 18 m/min – and has a printing width of 220 mm (8.66″) and web width of 240 mm (9.45″). As maximum print output Glalus names 238 m2/h.

As price the company names under EUR 150,000.0

At its Innovation Days Gallus also introduces a new line (Screeny) as well as some new features such as:

  • 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

More pictures as well as video of the new press find also on Twitter @NarrowWebTech:

A more detailed report of the Smartfire press preview as well as to the Gallus Innovation Days 2018 will be published soon!

The new Gallus Smartfire (Source: Rosina Obermayer)

 

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