Fujifilm North America is to begin distributing UK manufacturer Edale’s range of flexographic label and packaging printing presses across North and South America, complementing its existing label and packaging product portfolio.
As part of this new arrangement, a 17in, 6-color Edale FL3 will be installed at Fujifilm’s US demonstration center near Chicago.
Todd Zimmerman, Graphic Systems division president at Fujifilm North America, said: ‘We chose Edale for our flexo printing platform because of its solid 60-year history in building state-of-the-art presses, and the ability to add value with Fujifilm’s unique technology, provide compelling solutions for efficient package printing to our customers.’
Joining forces with Fujifilm means that Edale will be able to expand its offering to include Fujifilm’s range of inks, plates, LED curing and imprinting technologies as part of a total package.
Edale managing director James Boughton said: ‘We are confident that Fujifilm is well equipped to serve our clients. By combining the press with Fujifilm’s extensive range of technologies and consumables, I believe that together we can now offer a unique and profitable and productive package for our customers.
‘Utilizing technology developed in-house and in partnership with industry leading partners means that Edale remains agile, giving us the ability to provide high quality bespoke solutions for the evolving packaging market.’