New York Label & Box Works has become the first company in the US to invest in an Edale FL5, 510mm, 20-inch, 8-color, single-pass flexographic carton and label press and in-line die-cutter to expand its production capabilities.
Incorporated in 1878, New York Label & Box Works has facilities in New York and New Jersey, providing packaging services for companies throughout the metropolitan and surrounding areas.
The newly installed press comes with 1,500 mm in diameter unwind, allowing for much longer runs to be achieved before roll change is required and can handle substrates up to 700-micron board. It also includes Edale’s (AiiR) Autonomous inking, impression plus EZ register technology improves quality and reduces waste.
With the new FL5 the company will be able to achieve all its printing requirements in a single-pass, including reverse and topside printing, lamination, cast and cure, cold foiling, rewind facility, decurl and in-line die-cutting, including embossing and waste stripping.
‘We have known New York Label & Box since 2014 and were delighted when it joined us last year for a virtual demonstration to see the FL5 press in production of cartons,’ commented Darren Pickford, sales director of Edale. ‘The company was very impressed with the quality of the print, single-pass efficiency, and cost benefits. Many businesses in the US recognize the benefits of flexographic printing in the label market; however, we are proud to announce that New York Label & Box are the first company in the US to invest in an Edale FL5, flexographic single-pass carton press.’
Steven Haedrich, president of New York Label & Box Works, added: ‘We specialize in the Label and Carton Board market which is growing and the innovation and technologies the FL5 could offer us is exactly what we needed to handle the ambitious plans we have for our carton production. We are very proud to be the first US company to invest in the FL5 flexographic carton press technology. This will be a “game-changer” for our customers and us, and we proudly lead the way.
‘We are really excited to be the first company in the US, and we are very confident that our investment in Edale and our FL5 flexographic technology will be the best possible solution for our customers.
‘A big factor for our investment was the ability to embellish in-line, including top and reverse printing, film lamination, cold foil, and the use of specialty UV ink. There are so many advantages to run everything in-line rather than on separate pieces of equipment as in a typical sheetfed factory which takes more time, needs more people, and ultimately costs more.
‘Our investment will allow us to present to our clients new embellishment possibilities, a lower cost of manufacturing due to greater operational efficiency and speed of response.
Traditionally it can take between eight to 16 weeks for carton production. We aim to reduce this time by at least 50 percent.’