German print shop Hp-Etikett has invested in two Gallus Labelmaster 5-color and 8-color flexo press presses with LED-UV curing from GEW to expand the capacity for the production of self-adhesive labels.
Hp-Etikett, founded in 1972, serves with its 25 employees mainly the food market, the chemical industry and the logistics sector with a machine park of currently nine machines, both flexo and digital.
The production lines were delivered and installed within a few weeks in February and March 2021 and are mainly used to produce highly embellished labels.
The 8-color press is equipped with a cold foil embossing unit, the possibility of lamination and an MR Touch rewinder.
The second Gallus machine includes five flexo printing units and the option of back printing on glue (delam-relam). Due to the web shifting device, Hp-Etikett can print and die-cut multi-layer labels. With a printing width of 440 mm, both lines are equipped with an LED UV ink curing system from GEW, a rotary die-cutting unit and the rewinder MR Touch Quick.
‘I am still enthusiastic about the flexibility of the Gallus Labelmaster, even after several months of use,’ said Eugen Kölling, owner of Hp-Etikett. ‘The handling of the machine system is intuitive. The presses are easy to use by our operators, easily accessible with a quick setup. In autumn 2020, we made the deliberate decision to invest in LED-UV technology. This enables us to further reduce our CO2 emissions and make production more efficient in the long term.’
‘The Gallus Labelmaster can be used flexibly, but also the details are convincing. For example, we can change ink chambers within a very short time: the operator prepares and cleans the ink chamber outside of the machine; the change is quick and clean within a few minutes. With the two Gallus Labelmaster, we have the proven Gallus quality, professional service and machine systems which can be used flexibly and quickly,’ concluded Kölling.