RRD expands labels production capacity with four new presses

The presses are expected to be fully operational by midyear in ISO 9001:2015-certified facilities across the US.

Mark Andy P9 flex press is one of the new investments at RRD.

R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) is expanding its labels production capacity with the installation of four new presses in ISO 9001:2015-certified facilities across the US. 

These presses will deliver faster total throughput, enhancing efficiency and flexibility to support clients’ diverse needs.

-Two ETI flexo presses will be outfitted to vertically integrate face and liners paper to create pressure sensitive label stock
-One Mark Andy P9 flexo press will produce variable image labels
-One Mark Andy digital hybrid press will be installed to allow RRD to serve clients' ever-changing needs in a more rapid environment

All four presses are expected to be fully operational by midyear and will allow RRD to provide end-to-end solutions to a range of clients of many sizes and locations.

This expansion comes amid a booming e-commerce market and growing demand for variable imaged labels.

'The market is constantly changing, and with our highly connected, global network we remain committed to investing in the right technology to meet our clients’ evolving label needs,' said Lisa Pruett, president, Packaging and Labels Segment at RRD. 'Speed to market, high-quality products, and strong partnerships are important to our clients — we continue to keep those priorities top of mind.'

In addition, RRD is also opening a new state-of-the-art label quality lab to support clients by thoroughly evaluating and developing products ahead of production. The center will offer paper analysis, adhesive properties testing, accelerated aging and exposure analysis, printability, and most other testing procedures related to the label industry. The lab is expected to be operational by early May.

RRD has previously added two new HP Indigo 6900 digital presses and a 26in linerless line from ETI Converting Equipment.