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  • 21 Oct 2020

Vista Labels opts for Focus Reflex 330 flexo press

Mark Allman, production manager at Vista Labels with the newly installed Reflex 330 flexo press from Focus Label Machinery

UK-based Vista Labels has invested in a new Reflex 330 flexo press from Focus Label Machinery to increase production capacity and improve print quality on PE materials.

The newly installed press is a 13in wide, single color machine equipped with quick change print cassette system, die-cutting, slitting, rewinding and infra-red drying. It will be used mainly for high volume printing of polyethene pallet-wraps but is also capable of printing and converting single color and blank labels on a wide range of substrates at speeds up to 120m/min (390 ft/min).

The Reflex 330 was purchased in order to increase production capacity and improve print quality on the PE materials, where heat sensitivity is a major consideration. The infra-red drying unit is combined with forced cold air, allowing faster drying speeds, whilst the print cassette can be removed from the press in just a few seconds, allowing fast job changes.

An optional re-registration facility and semi-rotary die station are also available, effectively providing a high-speed, digital finishing system. Other options include cold foil, turn bar, delam-relam and digital inkjet systems.

Mark Allman, production manager at Vista Labels commented: ‘For a long time, we have been aware of the quality of Focus equipment and were very impressed with the production speed of the Reflex press during print trials, particularly on such a tricky substrate. We looked at other options, but in the end, it was an easy decision to purchase the Focus press.’

‘Vista was looking for a technology for a particular application and we worked closely with them to produce a high speed press, with a short web path, ultra-efficient drying and tension control systems, suitable for unsupported polyethylene film,’ said Antony Cotton, sales manager at Focus Label Machinery. ‘Vista Labels is a well-known, well respected UK label printer and we are very pleased to supply this latest addition to their impressive production facility.’

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