UK-based Limpet Labels has invested in an A B Graphic International’s Digicon Series 3 modular finishing system to match the growth expectations and maximize finishing production efficiencies.
Limpet Labels is a self-adhesive labels manufacturer with over 25 years of experience in the printing industry. Traditionally a multi-flexo press based operation specializing in the chemical, hygiene, and oil sectors has grown to become one of the leading UK label print companies embracing digital and flexo operations.
Requiring the ability to produce hybrid and embellishment work, as well as make multi-page peel and reveal labels more efficiently, Limpet Labels’ Digicon is configured with peel and reveal functionality for multi-page label creation, a semi-rotary flexo station for spot colors and spot varnishes, and a laminating tower for cold foiling and super varnishes. The Digicon also features auto-based i-score and autoslit modules.
‘We knew ABG had a great reputation within the label industry, but after meeting up with the team seeing the operation at Bridlington, UK, we were very impressed with its vision for the future of digital finishing,’ said Nathan Williams, operations manager at Limpet Labels. ‘The automation features and higher run speed of the Digicon Series 3 will enable us to continue to hold steady lead times in what proved to be an incredibly busy and challenging year.
‘Going forward, we will continue to utilize this efficiency and explore where future investments can push this even further. Due to the modular nature of the Digicon, we are already looking at field upgrades. One such upgrade could be to complement our embellishment offering, which has recently seen an increase in interest from our customers. We are already exploring the next potential investment from ABG.’
Ross Holloway, business development manager at ABG, added: ‘Limpet Labels is a dynamic company that has embraced digital print technology and evolved their operation over the years. We hope that this Digicon Series 3 investment will be the first of many, and we look forward to working as a partner for years to come.’