Pennsylvania-based LUX Global Label has invested in an FA-17 flexo press to increase operator efficiency and ‘test the limits in bringing new cutting-edge products to the market’.
LUX Global Label specializes in highly customized labels, operating nine Nilpeter FA-Line and MO-Line presses, primarily used to produce pressure-sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, and flexible packaging for over-the-counter personal care and pharmaceutical products, as well as some labels for the food market.
The new, 10-colour flexo press, installed in October 2020, features a new vertical auto-locking mechanism that secures stability throughout the printing process, web-driven impression rollers with a special anti-slip surface treatment, and the new generation Cleaninking system, which offers consistent density performance.
‘Our ambitions with the new press center around two key areas – operator efficiency and product development,’ commented Leslie Gurland, executive vice president of global sales and marketing at LUX Global Label. ‘First, the press enables us to increase speeds and cut waste levels, which will allow us to improve lead times and remain cost-competitive in the marketplace. Second, this installation is a sign of our continued commitment to testing the limits and bringing new cutting-edge products to the market.’
‘We have partnered with a company that developed a micro-motion 3D-effect technology that requires ultra-precise printing and perfect registration. This can only be produced with the newest FA. The product has far-reaching possibilities both as a unique security feature for the healthcare industry and as a visual showstopper for personal care products,” she concludes,’ added Gurland.
Amid a global pandemic, LUX Global Label has found success thanks to an uptick in business, incredibly dedicated employees, and many virtual sessions.
‘It is important for me to acknowledge all of the incredible employees of LUX who are considered essential workers, producing labels for much-needed drugs, over-the-counter products, and hand sanitizers,’ said Gurland. ‘They have come to work, day in and day out, and gotten their job done with a positive attitude. Luckily most of our customers have seen the business grow during Covid, as have we, which has, of course, has been positive in these very challenging times. We have had to pivot and support our customers without in-person visits, through virtual sessions, meetings, press proofs, and only being on-site for mission critical projects.’