Multi-Color Corp, one the America’s largest label converting groups, has installed a press that combines flexo and rotogravure print units – believed to be the first of its kind in the USA. The company has also ordered a second VaryFlex combination machine from Italian manufacturer Omet.
The new machine is both the first narrow web press to be installed at Multi-Color’s main production facility in Sharonville, Ohio, and the first to be configured for flexo, gravure, screen, and foil platforms. It is also said to set new standards of print quality and productivity.
Don Kneir, president of the Decorative Solutions Division, enthuses: “This new technology solves one of the major market problems, namely supplying complex and intricate graphics in a timely and efficient way from the cost viewpoint.”
Operational vice president Jack Mackert adds: “Because the Omet has such precise register characteristics, the combination of different print technologies that can be interchanged anywhere in the press line, makes the VaryFlex unique, and allows us to produce different and very high definition products.”
The second combination VaryFlex line is under construction at the Italian company’s plant in Lecco. It is scheduled for delivery to Multi-Color in February.
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