Heidelberg and its Swiss subsidiary Gallus are showcasing solutions for the growth segment of label printing in their ‘Your Partner for Label Solutions’ exhibit. One particular highlight is the new fully digital Gallus One label printing system, which is based on the tried-and-tested Gallus Labelmaster press platform. The system is geared toward the cost-efficient and sustainable production of high-quality labels, thereby delivering a reliable return on investment (ROI) for a wide range of customers.
As a reel-to-reel UV inkjet digital inline label press with a width of 340 mm, a resolution of 1,200 dpi, four colours plus white, and a print speed of up to 70 metres per minute, it is suitable for a whole host of applications and therefore makes a move into digital label production particularly cost-effective. What’s more, Gallus One can be fully integrated into the Prinect workflow from Heidelberg. Developed jointly by Heidelberg and Gallus, the system combines the digital printing and software know-how of the market leader in sheetfed offset printing with the many years of extensive expertise Gallus has in label printing.
“Digital printing is and will remain a key technology for Heidelberg! The new Gallus One is further proof of this,” says Dr. Ludwin Monz, CEO of Heidelberg. “Our innovations in digital printing are targeting the growth markets in our core business, providing our customers with an attractive and futureproof solution, and thus creating the prerequisites for enhanced competitiveness,” he adds.
Besides the digital Gallus One, Heidelberg and Gallus are also exhibiting conventional solutions for cost-effective, high-quality label production. For example, information about the surface finishing options for label converters offered by Gallus Screeny printing plates for rotary screen printing, an in-house development of Gallus, is available. The unique microstructure, stabilised mesh fabric, and perfect structural balance of the photosensitive coating ensure maximum printing quality and consistency – for extremely fine lines, solids, and relief printing. The resulting effects are more eye-catching at the point of sale.
In addition, Heidelberg and Gallus are exhibiting their comprehensive range of Saphira consumables for flexographic printing, which is coordinated with the equipment solutions.
The new fully digital Gallus One label printing system