Canada-based printer ASL Print FX has installed an MPS EF Symjet hybrid press at its manufacturing plant in Napa, California.
Ordered by ASL Print FX was a hybrid combination of an MPS EF flexo press with an integrated 7-color Domino N610i digital inkjet unit. The sale marks the printer’s first hybrid press investment for fast turnaround printing of wine labels in California’s famous Napa Valley wine region.
Headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, ASL Print FX produces pressure-sensitive labels, printed packaging and promotional work. It operates manufacturing plants in Vaughan as well as Napa, California and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Charlie McLean, president and CEO at ASL Print FX, commented: ‘MPS has built a reputation of developing high quality presses that deliver top-of-line performance in label printing. When we decided to invest in a press capable of printing complex, shorter-run wine labels to meet fast turnaround demand, the MPS EF Symjet hybrid press was the perfect solution for our needs.’
Michael Weyermann, vice president of sales and marketing at MPS Systems North America, added: ‘With the printing industry now embracing hybrid printing and the benefits it provides in combining flexo and digital inkjet technologies, we’re honoured ASL has put their trust in MPS and Domino in their first hybrid solution press, for high-calibre wine label printing in the Napa Valley. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with ASL Print FX.’