Melbourne-based label specialist Sticky Labels has optimised its digital operations by upgrading to the latest automated label production system – the Screen L350UV SAI Inkjet Series.
Sold and installed by long-term partner Jet Technologies, the latest SAI Series is an upgrade from the company’s previous Screen L350UV V1+. New features include extra Orange and Blue ink channels, increased throughput up to 60 metres per minute (even when running white ink, the machine still achieved 50 metres per minute. The improved colour reproduction and scalability will be of great benefit to Sticky Labels’ range of FMCG customers.
With a strong history in commercial printing for FMCG product lines, including food and beverage, health and beauty and cleaning brands, Sticky Labels’ upgrade to the SAI will enable their business to deliver high-quality labels to customers at a faster rate, whilst also boosting operational productivity – something that was increasingly vital during high-demand peaks experienced throughout the pandemic.
“Our first investment in the L350UV+ series gave us the platform we needed to meet our growth ambitions as a business, whilst optimising our digital printing capabilities and productivity during a time where demand was spiking due to Covid-19. With this growth, it was only natural that we made the move to the latest SAI model – which will further streamline our digital capacity, with even better-quality finishes and the fastest production rates on the market,” noted Justine McEwan, Managing Director at Sticky Labels.
“This upgraded digital label press supports our focus on delivering the best customer service, taking our business to a new level and enabling us to compete against larger players in the industry,” she added.
The latest Screen L350UV SAI Inkjet Series SAI supports printers to significantly increase turn-around speeds for digital printing jobs by automating the process. With its software-generated ‘lead in, lead out’ and ‘reverse-feed’ function, the system also works to considerably lower ink and material waste, reducing overhead costs and improving sustainability standards within operations.
“The L350UV SAI Series’ ability to print on a diversity of local and imported materials has positioned it as one of the most innovative and efficient automated label production printers available today. Even more so, with improved productivity rates of up to 60% compared to the previous model, the SAI is one of the fastest solutions on the market, with the highest-quality results. We’re incredibly pleased to see Sticky Labels further its digital innovation by upgrading to this latest model,” said David Reece, Sales Director, Jet Technologies.
Sticky Labels is embarking on its largest capital investment venture yet, which also includes a major new flexo machine in coming months. A substantial amount of existing work will also migrate from flexo to digital once a new Prati Digifast One digital finishing line arrives. With setup times as low as eight minutes, the Digifast will complete the digital label capability with matched unwinding, rotary die-cutting, lamination, slitting and rewinding.
“This puts Sticky Labels on the map as a major FMCG label supplier with state-of-the-art technology, complemented by our phenomenal customer service and pricing,” Justine McEwan enthused.
David Reece from Jet Technologies congratulates Justine McEwan, managing director Sticky Labels, on the installation of the new Screen L350UV SAI