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Harkwell Labels, a custom label printer based in Poole, Dorset, has taken delivery of AB Graphic’s upgraded screen unit for its Digicon Series 3 finishing line.
Using the new technology, it is able to offer high build embellishments legally required on many products in the vaping, pharma, agriculture and automotive markets, amongst many others.
Harkwell Labels is the first in the UK with the new module, and Tim Harkwell, the printer's managing director said: ‘As labeling regulations become ever more stringent we feel this investment from AB Graphic will allow us competitive advantage by offering rotary screen prices with minimal set-up fees using flat screens.
‘In addition, we’ll be able to offer "jump off the shelf" embellishments in silk screen attracting the beverage, cosmetics and other high value product markets. We will also be able to produce vibrant high impact colours that neither digital or flexo are able to achieve.’
Launched at Labelexpo Europe 2017, the upgraded screen printing module allows what used to be the slowest module on a finishing machine to double its speed and offers numerous benefits to operators.
AB Graphic sales director Tony Bell said: ‘We had fantastic response at Labelexpo and since then have received multiple enquiries and orders for the module. With a larger print and repeat area, increased speed and improved UV curing ensuring consistency along the whole web, we are confident this is the best solution for screen in the finishing market.’