US-based privately-owned label manufacturer Best Label has installed the Epson SurePress L-6034VW digital label press at an undisclosed facility to expand its short-run label printing offerings for its customers.
With facilities in Mexico and California, US, Best Label serves customers in several markets, including food, beverage, health, beauty, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports, automotive, agricultural, and chemical manufacturing.
The newly installed SurePress press is designed to produce high-quality, custom, pressure-sensitive labels printed on a variety of media and is ideal for short- to mid-run jobs across all industries.
Best Label general manager John Crammer said: "As a prime label manufacturer geared mainly towards producing high-quality four-color-process labels, we needed a digital label press that would not only help us with the short-run label market, but also with producing high-quality labels and minimizing our waste.
"We selected the Epson SurePress L-6034VW based on the list of criteria we had from years of looking into the digital arena – its print head technology, hardware inside the printer, and LED UV curing inks that are used in the printing process – Epson truly owns the entire manufacturing process and helped cut substrate costs, which is a very large factor for us."
Equipped to produce scratch and weather resistance labels, the new L-6034VW press features Epson's PrecisionCore linehead technology and the Epson's low migration LED UV curing ink.
The L-6034VW also features a Corona Treater, White ink, and an additional UV curing unit.
Best Label sales and marketing manager Travis Gilkey said: "The press itself does a great job printing on multiple different substrates, which is a game changer for us and for our customers.
“With the SurePress L-6034VW, you can print on everything from regular paper to matte litho, felt papers, metallized papers, and both paper and metallized film. In addition, we're able to use opaque white on clear and silver.”
Epson said that the press allows operators to select digital varnish ink, a gloss or matte finish for the overall label.
Image: An Epson’s SurePress L-6034VW digital label press. Photo: courtesy of Epson America, Inc/ PRNewsWire.