Technical developments within the label industry have given printers and converters the opportunity to utilise all the existing printing processes within a ‘multi-platform press’. The combination or platform printing press is a highly engineered, sophisticated machine (See Figure 8.1) which uses a system of process cassettes which are interchangeable between each base unit.
This flexibility facilitates the printing, embellishing and converting of self-adhesive labels in a single pass. Being able to apply a variety of processes onto the same label allows the designer to exploit the distinct advantages of each process in order to create innovative graphics and effects.
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