Ample Industries positions itself for growth with Screen Truepress Jet L350UV
Ample Industries, a full service label converter located in Springfield, Missouri, has installed a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet digital label press.
Ample Industries serves national, international and regional customers providing custom and specialty labels for food, beverage, wine, pharmaceuticals and supplements, along with non-prime label applications. It converts a wide range of labels and packaging for all sizes of customers across the US.
The company integrated digital into its production over the past 10 years with the purchase of several devices. However, it recognized over the past several years the increasing need for a quality digital label printing option with the versatility and speed to meet the fast turnaround and quality needs of its growing customer base.
Natalie Spradlin, vice president Ample, said: ‘We know that the future is inkjet. The Screen technology is impressive. It’s fast. The print quality is above and beyond our previous digital experience. And it’s easy to use.
‘We needed a solution that could hit our quality targets, meet the short-to-medium run job needs and get them done quickly.’
Ample investigated several manufacturers in their pursuit of new label inkjet equipment. It provided difficult-to-print test files to several candidates. One particular file included a process color, neutral grey gradient that caused color shifts for other manufacturers conducting their press tests.
‘Screen passed all our tests, including the problem gradient file with flying colors. Not so with the other press manufacturers. Screen’s test results were a definite stand-out.’
Further, the label converter’s customers are said to be ‘impressed’ by Ample’s ability to print with opaque white. ‘It is truly excellent and makes many of the label designs we print very exciting,’ said Spradlin.
The company is also pushing the run lengths on the L350UV out longer than it originally thought feasible or efficient. ‘Our general manager saw that it is much easier to make changes to an art file rather making new plates for flexo to meet long run requirements.’
Ample is celebrating its 50th year in business this year. L&L turns 40 later this year, with a special commemorative issue planned for issue 6, 2018 – contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for your chance to be involved