Cambridge Label of Ontario, Canada, has acquired an FA flexo press from Nilpeter, and anticipates to double print speeds and drastically decrease set-up times to give it more competitive pricing for customers.
Cambridge Label is the largest printer of trade labels in Canada. As a label supplier exclusively for trade, Cambridge Label manufactures custom printed labels in quantities as few as 100, and up to several million. Cambridge Label specializes in print for food and beverage, health and beauty, household products, industrial products, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical, as well as medical facilities.
‘Our primary focus is on manufacturing high quality products while providing superior customer service, and fast on-time delivery,’ explained Terry Sinclair, president and owner of Cambridge Label.
‘We strive to deliver in 3-5 days. In this business everyone wants it yesterday, and the quicker, you can deliver, the better. In order to deliver a high quality product quickly and consistently, you need to invest in the best equipment possible.’
This business model suited Cambridge Label’s latest investment into the Nilpeter FA flexo press. The fully automated, 8-color, 17in-wide press is equipped with full UV and a number of value-added features. The FA allows Cambridge Label to continue serving existing customers more efficiently, while creating new application opportunities.
Sinclair continued: ‘We were drawn to the FA because of its efficiency and improved print quality. We anticipate we will be able to nearly double our print speeds, while also drastically decrease our press setup times. These time savings will translate into more competitive pricing for our customers, allowing us to win more long-run jobs.
‘In addition, the FA registers amazingly well at high speeds, allowing us to print the most technically challenging labels efficiently. We currently have a high quality digital label press, and matching the digital print quality on our existing flexo presses, while also maintaining efficiency, has proven challenging at times. We don’t foresee that challenge anymore given the capabilities of the new FA.’
Bob Loescher, Northeast sales manager at Nilpeter USA, said: ‘Cambridge Label was very clear on the direction it needed to go in, and we felt we were in a great position to support its current and future needs.’