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First Impression Labels purchases Rotocontrol DT-Series printing unit

First Impression Labels (FIL), a Durban-based specialist label printing company, has purchased three-color DT-Series modular digital finishing machine from labeling machines manufacturer Rotocontrol, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMT International.

Rotocontrol’s DT-series machine is an integrated printing and die-cutting unit, which is completely electronic controlled.

The machine is available in all current working widths up to 510 mm with a feeding unit for dispensing the inserts. Also, it consists of simple operating system with flexible settings.

Rotocontrol’s technician William White has installed the DT-Series machine at FIL and trained FIL’s operators for a week.

The modular machine consists of two rotary print stations, a varnishing station, a rotary cold foiling station and a semi-rotary die-cutting station and edge guide system.

FIL operations director Vaughan Cummin said that a servo-driven software is installed to enhance machine’s performance in all possible ways.

Rotocon director and co–owner Pascal Aengenvoort said “As Vaughan requested, we kept its design as simple as possible and made the web path and other vital areas – which are usually concealed, resulting in maintenance and cleaning challenges – open and accessible.”

Previously, FIL has installed two Rotocontrol RSC 440mm web width slitter-rewinders. A Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital inkjet label press was purchased in 2014,

Rotocontrol said that its DT 340 machine consisting a new delam/relam functionality and rewinder for non- stop production will be exhibited at Labelexpo Europe at stand 7D42.

First Impression Labels, which specializes in flexographic printing, produces labels for brands in industries including toiletries, cosmetics, chemical and detergents, pharmaceutical, home and personal care, food, beverage and motor oils.