Portuguese label specialist Astrografe has installed Screen L350UV+ printer to meet the demand of niche markets for flexible and certified low migration printing to produce labels targeted specifically at the organic food manufacturers.
After five years of operations with Screen’s L350 label system, Astrografe, known as one of Portugal’s most versatile printing companies, has installed the L350UV+LM system to meet the needs of existing clients, but also to diversify and bring new business.
‘We replaced our first Screen inkjet system with the newest, innovative L350UV+LM to meet our customers’ demand for specialized labels, such as certified low migration food labels for the organic food industry,’ says Marco Cardoso, manager of Astrografe. ‘Since installation, we’ve found that this new system has helped us open new markets, and even win new customers while other companies are struggling to survive.
‘During these challenging times, it’s even more important for customers to be flexible and run short print runs to adjust to fast-changing circumstances. And this is exactly what the L350UV+LM system allows us to do,' he added.
Astrografe chose the L350UV+LM for the quality, stability and productivity that Screen equipment offers.
‘Another important reason was the Screen team’s effort and expertise in being able to replace and install the new system, allowing us to start producing again in just five days,’ concluded Cardoso.
According to Fernando Tordo, Screen’s Iberia sales manager, the company has sold and installed several new systems in the competitive Portuguese market, which is quick to adopt new technologies and new ways of production, including digital printing.
Established in 1980, Astrografe has built a strong position in niche areas of label printing, such as the Portuguese organic food industry and the ink sector. The family-owned business, in Loures, just north of Lisbon, has a large share in the Portuguese market for food packaging, and a wide range of other products, from calendars, stickers, mouse pads and postcards.