UK-based Amberley Labels has invested in a Kurz DM-Jetliner featuring the new Digital Metal technology enabling ink transfer onto paper and plastic substrates to support continued growth in premium finishing in the beverage, fragrance and cosmetics sectors.
Located at Amberley’s Blandford facility in Dorset, the foil jetliner is integrated within an HP Indigo 6000 series press for added in-line digital foiling capability to create custom and multiple color varieties within a single label.
The Digital Metal technology utilizes digital inkjet adhesion combined with a silver base for in-line indigo ink application to enable new color foil options. According to Kurz, it also delivers significant sustainable benefits achieved via reduced originations and metallic rationalization.
With no requirement for registration or off-line finishing processes, the pioneering technology also promises to set a new standard for quality and speed to market.
‘The Kurz DM-Jetliner means we now offer next-generation in-line foiling capability and flexibility, with greater color possibilities and brand control. Mass customization of metallic finishes – variable metalized print and color – creates a new level of versatility for design and print, which is a real game-changer for our customer base,’ commented David Richards, managing director of Amberley Labels. ‘Having this technology allows the creation and combination of labels that was previously unavailable; it also enables us to invest more future resources in additional embellishment techniques, such as silkscreen and domed foil applications embossing and hot foil to support continued innovation in this area.’