South African converter Blue Print Labelling has expanded its Ecoline fleet with a new RFP-340, 8-color flexographic printing press, and an RSI-430 fully-servo slitter rewinder.
Blue Print Labelling is a family-owned business, established in 2012 by Devlin and Wade Brodowicz, initially trading as Label Mart, from humble beginnings in variable data printing, laying the foundation for the business. Today, this still forms an integral part of the business amongst other specialized and full-color printing.
Previous Ecoline investments made by Blue Print Labelling’s owners include an RSI-330 slitter rewinder and an RDS-330 slitter rewinder with die-cutting to produce blank labels.
‘We have partnered with Rotocon for many years,’ commented Devlin Brodowicz. ‘In addition to our Ecoline machine investments, we have purchased consumables and a pre-owned flexographic press through Rotocon. Its customer service and after-sales support are exceptional. Ecoline machines are built with a compact design and easy-to-use control panel. They have proven to be extremely reliable, and our operators enjoy running the equipment.’
The Ecoline RFP flexo printing press has been developed to balance registration accuracy with high running speeds and uses the latest Yaskawa servo drive and control system. Each printing unit is driven by a separate servo motor, making it 14 in total on an 8-color printing press and two die-cutting stations.
‘We appreciate the trust Blue Print Labelling has placed with Rotocon and value its ongoing business and support,’ said Michael Aengenvoort, Rotocon’s director and co-owner.