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  • 30 Jun 2020

Doga Etiket installs GM DCFlex despite pandemic limitations

Elif and Aytekin Yildirim from GM’s agent ELFI, with Doga Etiket’s machine operator (middle) in front of the recently installed GM DCFlex

Turkish converter Doga Etiket has installed Grafisk Maskinfabrik DCFlex compact integrated converting line customized with spot varnish and foiling, die-cut and rewind units enabling high speed production.

The DCFlex, which comes with full online support, is the first GM finishing line for the Istanbul-based label converter. It was also the first installation for the local technicians, who used the guidance of GM’s engineers who supervised the process online.  

The new GM DCFlex has been configured with GM SmartFlexo UV varnish station with spot varnish, cold foil, semi-rotary die-cutting with Gap Master, back scoring, slitting and dual rewind, giving Doga Etiket a powerful compact system for digital label converting.

‘We chose the DCFlex because we knew that GM could offer us a customized solution that would meet our specific needs,’ commented Bora Inan, owner of Doga Etiket. ‘We were impressed by the feedback we received from users in the industry about the quality and technology of GM’s products. The components of the machine both mechanical and electronic are widely available in Turkey, which is very important for a machine serving the digital label market.

‘Even though the installation and training took part during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, GM provided excellent online support, with the help of its local agent ELFI. ELFI has been a good partner for us for consumables like foils, dies and lamination films for many years, and their professionalism gave us the courage to cooperate with them for hardware equipment. We are very happy with the decision we made about GM equipment and support from ELFI.’

Doga Etiket was founded in 1997 and specializes in multicolor combination and digital printing. The company produces labels for large multinational companies in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, at its 13,000 square meter factory built in 2003. With 130 full-time staff, Doga Etiket is one of the leading label printers in Turkey and one of the biggest in the region. The company operates eight conventional presses, mainly from MPS, along with three HP Indigo digital presses for labels and packaging.

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