Flexi Labels, based in Peterborough, UK, has installed a second Daco D350S sheeting line for the production of A4 and A3 laser/inkjet labels.
Flexi Labels produces both short runs, sometimes as little as 10 sheets, and long runs of sheet labels. Initially, it purchased a Daco D350S sheet production line that was installed in January 2016. With increased production requirements, Flexi Labels ordered a second machine with an increased specification to add further products to its growing portfolio.
D350S is a fully servo driven machine and the sheeting station only uses one size of sheeting tool to produce all sheet lengths from 50mm to 1400mm. The machine is fully modular, with a 40in unwind, flexo and inkjet print modules, flexographic print station and UV inkjet systems able to be added at a later date. D350S allows die-cutting of material from digital label presses and can cut to register in both roll and sheet formats.
Flexi Labels has added a flexographic print station allowing for color washing/tinting of labels, and the ability to print common packaging labels on A4, A3, A5 and SRA3 sheets. The machine is also capable of running roll-to-roll and to produce plain labels on rolls for the thermal transfer market.
Assad Gilani, Flexi Labels operations director, said: ‘We are in talks again for another machine in 2018, which will be our third machine from Daco Solutions and sixth label press in our current plant list.
‘As a business we are continuously investing in our staff training and automated machinery to deal with all labeling requirements from our customers. Having recently secured a long-term lease we are very much looking forward to moving into our 12,000 sq ft purpose-built production facility from the beginning of 2018.’
Daco Solution sales manager Mark Laurence added: ‘It’s great to receive another order so shortly after the first order. Flexi Labels spoke to us at great length regarding the products it wishes to produce now and in the future. With this in mind, we specified a fully modular machine that will give it the ability to add further enhancements in the future.’