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CV Labels invests in Mark Andy Digital One press

UK-based self adhesive label manufacturer CV labels has installed Mark Andy Digital One press as it intends to add digital label printing to its offering.

CV Labels, which is engaged in producing pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical labels, had moved into the pharmaceutical market in 2008 as a result of major decline in electronics sector in Scotland.

CV Labels co-founder and owner Robert Veitch said: “Our plan is to double our sales by 2022, which is why we have just added a new 7,000sq/ft production hall dedicated to digital print – it will complement the three flexo presses we have.”

Since the commissioning of the press in November 2017, CV Labels has produced standard label papers and light card on run lengths from 30mm to 900m.

Veitch added: “We see the crossover point between flexo and digital at around 1000m, depending on the job, but the capability of going to 330mm wide on the Digital One from 280mm on our flexo lines means that we have an increased capability, and our MIS software gives us a hands-on view of costing, which takes all the guesswork out of job planning.”

The servo driven Digital One, which has 330mm web width, is capable of handling a variety of substrates, without the need to use the full web width.

Capable of printing CMYK at 1200dpi at speeds up to 19m/min, the press features flexo station which can add spot color, varnishing, laminating, or cold foil prior to die cutting and slitting. Additional features of the machine include an air-cooled LED-UV lamp.

CV Labels is currently certified to PS 9000:2016 from the Pharmaceutical Quality Group (PQG), ISO 9001:2015 from BSI for GMP and UL Certification for safety in product manufacturing.