Specialist label printer Secura Labels, based in Derbyshire, UK, has taken delivery of a 6-color, full UV Proflex 330E flexo press from Focus Label Machinery.
Simon Miller, managing director of Secura commented: ‘This is our third purchase of a Focus press and will represent a big leap forward for us in terms of productivity and flexibility. Our business has grown rapidly in recent years and we needed to increase our efficiency and capacity. Focus has always provided a reliable back-up service, complemented by quick response times, which were also important factors for us, when considering a new press.’
The Proflex E is a lineshaft driven modular press available with print widths of 250mm and 330mm and a variety of optional drying systems, including full UV, LED, infrared or combination drying systems, with optional chill rolls for heat sensitive substrates.
The open architecture design of the print stations enables top loading of print cylinders, whilst interchangeable print cartridges can be partially or fully unloaded and exchanged. Bearer rings are incorporated into the print cylinder assembl to guarantee accurate print impression settings, regardless of substrate.
Print cartridge assemblies can be cleaned off press. As well as flexo print heads, there is also a facility to accommodate optional full color or single color digital inkjet system for short run & variable data requirements.
As standard, the new Proflex E is equipped with touch screen HMI operator interface panels, for all press control functions, plus storage of job information. The new features reduce set up time and material wastage. The modular design of the system means that future addition of extra print heads and other optional equipment is readily facilitated.
A rail system can be mounted along the top of the press o allow optional overhead press equipment to be be fitted. Options including turn-bar, delam-relam, cold foil, laminating, waste rewind turret and scanner systems can all be rail-mounted. Heavy duty, servo-driven die cutting units with removable anvils are provided for converting a range of substrates from film to 280gsm board.
To assist with accurate flexo platemounting, Secura has also purchased the newly designed Focus Platemate 2 video platemounting system with twin digital cameras and high resolution color LED monitor.