Huhtamaki India has installed a Gallus Labelmaster 440 flexo press for its Baddi plant in Himachal Pradesh. The company has added the 10-color printing line to process FMCG label jobs with special features such as foiling and embossing.
A spokesperson for Huhtamaki said: ‘The automated pre-setting functions help the operator with a short set-up time. The Gallus Labelmaster’s register accuracy is particularly striking – the printed image is always in register whether running at minimum or maximum speed. Printing cylinders and anilox rollers are gearless and directly driven by servo drives. This helps to deliver precise and stable register accuracy across all printing speeds.’
The company added that the press provides flexibility to print on a wide range of substrates and is simple for the operator to run. ‘It is built for minimal downtime.’
The 10-color printing machine comes with 10 UV systems and a hot air dryer. It also includes in-line cold foil stamping options, one rotary screen, delam/relam, corona treatment, web cleaning, two die-cutting units and video inspection systems.
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