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  • 21 Jun 2019

Cresta Labels installs second Dantex PicoColour UV inkjet press

Nottinghamshire, UK-based Cresta Labels has installed its second PicoColour UV inkjet press from Dantex to increase its digital label production capacity.

The company, which has been printing labels for a wide range of industries for more than 40 years, bought its first PicoColour in March 2018. 

Richard Lloyd, Cresta’s sales and marketing director, said: ‘The PicoColour just performs so well and exceeds all our expectations – the fine detail and block solids are excellent, and the ability to print, convert and finish in one pass is invaluable. Coupled with customer demand and the flexibility it gives between digital presses, the investment in a second Pico was essential for the business.

‘The purchase of a second press was not something taken lightly and was far in advance of our original plans, probably by a couple of years – but with the opportunities it gives, we are hugely excited about the future of digital at Cresta. Through the whole process Dantex’s expertise and knowledge has been excellent, and we know we are dealing with the right people as our long term digital partners.’

Andy Abbott, Dantex’s director of operations, added: ‘Cresta investing in a second PicoColour is true testament to the capabilities of the UV inkjet press in today’s market. It is clear that the team at Cresta have seen a definite business benefit in increasing their digital capability and we are delighted to partner them in this journey.’

PicoColour uses the latest in printhead technology and features a number of additional options. Cresta opted for the variable data package, lamination, chiller roller and corona unit. White ink capability can be added as a field upgrade in the future if required. 

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