The second day of drupa 2012 saw Czech Republic-based label converter KZK sign for its first investment into digital production with the purchase of an EFI Jetrion 4900 UV inkjet press.
The Brno-based flexo specialist reportedly wants to reduce waste as well as move into the shorter run market. The deal was done through EFI’s Czech Republic reseller, Macron.
KZK tiskarna was founded 17 years ago to specialize primarily in price labels. Starting with a single flexo label press, the company now has three Mark Andy units on which it produces a variety of applications, with emphasis on the automotive and electro-technical market.
‘Since deciding to purchase the Jetrion 4900, which we'll drive with EFI Fiery, we've looked at other benefits that can be gained from this investment,’ commented Michal Silling, KZK's CEO. ‘As well as make-ready, time and material savings, we can now proof straight on press to final stocks, run small and medium volumes, and incorporate VDP into jobs. The durability of the UV-curable inks is vital, as is opaque white ink, and the integrated cutting is perfect for all run lengths. But longevity and reputation are also important, and EFI offers us the support we need when adding digital to our existing analogue production processes.’
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