Kingfisher Labels, based in Yate, north Bristol in the UK, has purchased an Edale FL3, its seventh flexo press from the UK equipment manufacturer.
Kingfisher Labels serves the food, cosmetic and healthcare with self-adhesive labels. It installed its first Edale flexo press in 2001. Its new press is an 8-color, full UV press with a 350mm width. It features a number of rail mounted options, including a turnbar, delam/relam, cold foil and lamination. The press also has chill rolls installed to allow Kingfisher Labels to diversify into new markets such as sleeves, wrap around labels, pouches and sachets.
The new installation is part of an ongoing investment strategy at the UK printer, as Kingfisher Labels sales director Andy Watts explained: ‘The Edale FL3 press will support our growth plans and extend our capabilities. We can now produce a greater range of labels particularly complex designs requiring a high number of colours. The FL3 press is also equipped with many quality control and time-saving features which will help us strengthen the quality and service levels we deliver to our customers.’
His colleague Karl Jackson, production director, added: ‘The time had come to invest in the very latest servo technology allowing us to print on the most demanding of substrates. When we trialled the FL3 at Edale it was clear to see this was the right choice, changing from unsupported film to label stock the machine was faultless. The Edale team have been a joy to work with again helping us customise the machine to our own requirements.’
The Edale FL3 is due to be installed in November this year.