Greek label printing company Arvanitis has invested in an 8-color Gallus ECS 340 UV flexo label printing press, as it seeks to enhance print quality and increase its overall productivity.
Installed in November 2018, the new line also features two screen printing units and a cold foil station to enable production of a variety of highly embellished self-adhesive labels. Two die-cutting units and the possibility for backside printing complement the conventional label press with a printing width of 340mm. A 100 percent BST Eltromat TubeScan inspection system is integrated.
Panos Arvanitis from the printer commented: ‘With the new Gallus ECS 340 we achieve excellent print results consistently, equivalent to offset printing, and we can rely on this.
‘Even more, due to the advantages of the new press and our experience in flexo, we are able to achieve minimum set-up times and thus, can enhance our productivity.’
Arvanitis was founded in 1971, with 48 employees. It is headquartered in Tanagra Voiotias, Greece. The printer’s main product is self-adhesive labels, for the wine and spirits, food, home care, personal care, and special customized labels.
The printer has now invested in a total of five label presses, including a Gallus EMS 410. It has been using UV flexo for more than 20 years and this latest investment continues its strong association with the technology. And while it has looked at digital printing technology, Panos Arvanitis commented: ‘For sure, these days the interest in digital printing is increasing, but we feel, that we know our needs better. The long experience and persistence has qualified our company with expertise in a range of pressure-sensitive applications.’