Russian label printer Evroflex has installed its sixth MPS flexo press with investment in a multi-substrate MPS EF 520.
The 13-color, multi-substrate MPS EF 520 printing press is equipped with automated print control (APC) to automatically set-up the printing mode (anilox to plate, plate to substrate). Various finishing units are also on the press, including screen printing, lamination, cold foiling and die-cutting stations, as well as an automatic non-stop rewinding system with automatic core gluing and unloading of finished rolls. In addition, on-press job memory saves all the job parameters to quickly restore and save time when setting up similar jobs.
To work in tandem with a previously installed MPS press in a similar configuration, Evroflex’s new 13-color press is set to increase the printer’s overall production capacity, and ‘significantly’ reduce the time needed to produce complex labels for demanding customers, according to MPS.
Evroflex’s first MPS machine purchased in 2005 was an EF 340. In subsequent years, three additional presses were purchased in various configurations, and in 2011 Evroflex installed an EF 520 with 14 stations. Following the installation of its latest MPS EF 520, Evroflex has expanded label production capacity through interchangeability of the two EF 520 presses.
Vitaly Zhaglin, CEO at Evroflex, commented: ‘We only invest in advanced equipment to meet growing demands of our brand owners in high-quality labels. For many years we have partnered with the largest and well-known Russian liquor and food companies who require exceptional print quality and the best service. Therefore, the capabilities of our equipment must meet the needs of even the most demanding customers.’
The new press was installed in autumn of 2018 at the Evroflex site in Voronezh by specialists from Ogard, the MPS Systems representative in Russia.
Ogard CEO Dmitry Emelin said: ‘Evroflex is a company with a rich history, a team of like-minded people and a right example to follow for other printers. We are very proud of our longstanding relationship and the fact that MPS presses contribute to the company’s success.’
Dmitry Daev, chief technical officer at Evroflex, continued: ‘Our investment in a sixth press from MPS was certainly a logical choice. MPS presses provide us with the highest level of quality, trouble-free operations, and cost reductions thanks to their full automation features. Another important point that remains unchanged during the many years of our partnership is service support. In fact, our MPS presses are highly reliable but when we need some assistance, Ogard never lets us down.’
Evroflex is a producer of high-quality self-adhesive labels for premium spirits, wines, beverages, food, cosmetic and chemical brands. The printing house implements international quality standards and actively applies innovative options for label printing and embellishments, including its own unique know-hows.
Zhaglin added: ‘In 2011, we were one of the world’s first to install a 14-colour MPS EF 520 press with increased web width and automatic non-stop rewinding. From an economic point of view, our estimations turned out accurate, as we could print more labels and reduce job running time. However, the load capacity of this press exceeded its critical level, so we needed an additional similar press. Now, our two interchangeable MPS EF 520 presses fit perfectly into the overall production cycle of our company.’