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US converter American Label Technologies (ALT) has installed its first digital press, the Colordyne 2600 Series Mini Press.
American Label Technologies, located in Garner, North Carolina, serves the label, tag and RFID markets. Its digital offerings currently support short-run food and beverage customers, limited-run labels and new business’ product labeling.
‘We have never had a problem making our customers happy with digital print on the Mini Press,’ said Darrin Schmitt, president and owner, ALT. ‘Plus, by bringing digital in-house we have the capabilities to develop new products, like a tag that combines high quality digital print with RFID technology.’
Due to consumer demand, ALT will continue growing its digital portfolio with hybrid RFID tags for the clothing industry. This will reduce the number of hang tags on a garment to one, and enhance the overall appearance of the RFID tag with full color digital. The benefit of using digital for this type of tag printing is the ability to accommodate the short runs produced by multiple sizes, especially for very short-run sizes like women’s XXS.
‘Having digital, flexo and RFID technology in-house allows us to provide the right solutions for each customer, and when their needs change we have the capabilities to meet them,’ said Schmitt. ‘The Mini Press allows us to deliver short-run services to our customers, and along with our knowledge and years of experience, lets us be a total solutions provider.’
The Colordyne 2600 Series Mini Press provides full color digital printing for labels, tags, tickets and documents. It prints at a resolution of 1600 x 1600 dpi and at speeds of up to 60 feet per minute.
‘We designed the Mini Press to be a versatile machine, allowing users to meet the wide range of requests their customers have,’ said Taylor Buckthorpe, director of sales and marketing, Colordyne Technologies. ‘ALT demonstrates the comprehensive abilities the Mini Press offers to our customers, helping them meet new and growing market demands.’