HT Labelprint adds another MPS flexo press

The new addition is a fully automated EF 430mm, 10-color press with a range of features

Salzbergen, Germany-based HT Labelprint, part of the Optimum Group, added a fourth MPS flexo press. The Optimum Group operates across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Denmark with 40 MPS flexo presses in production.

The latest fully automated 430mm wide MPS flexo press features 10-colors with MPS patented e-sleeves, Apex GTT laser engraved anilox rolls, and the GEW E4C high power, water-cooled UV curing system.

It is equipped with delam/relam, the MPS web turner bar to print labels on the backside or glue side, screen printing, cold foil, and lamination on rail. A permanent web extension in a customized frame with a servo-driven chill drum is also a feature of the press and includes the MPS 3-ply cross-over laminating unit. According to the company, the ergonomically-designed lower position of the press and the extension makes it easier to operate, saving setup time.

In operation since mid-May, HT Labelprint’s new EF press is used for multi-layer applications and replaces a 22-year-old MPS flexo press, which was sold to a label printer in Jordan. The press trade-in for a new machine was made to provide a more efficient production environment and stay competitive.

‘We purchased this new MPS machine to offer our customers more possibilities and respond even better to their needs with label production as well as printing flexible packaging,’ said Matthias Gerloff, Optimum Group HT Labelprint. ‘In addition, it is an asset for our employees, as the press is known for its ease of use. The combination of excellent quality, high productivity, and unlimited flexibility makes this machine extremely valuable to Optimum Group HT Labelprint.’

‘MPS and HT Labelprint have shared a longstanding and positive partnership,’ said Erik Blomjous MPS regional sales director. ‘The proven MPS technology with additional benefits of connectivity for further improved performance will enhance their printing production for years to come.

‘As their 22-year-old MPS EP flexo press was extremely well maintained, it was easy to find a new home for it in the Middle East. The new owner will be very happy producing fantastic labels with this robust and stable workhorse.’