US-based label converter Western Shield Label has invested in Esko CDI Crystal 4835 flexo platemaking system. The equipment was supplied by Correct-Touch Graphic Arts (CTGA), Esko’s distributor in the region.
Mike Ornelas, director of Procurement and Costing at Western Shield, said: ‘As we began to consider investing in new equipment, we knew we needed larger and faster platemaking equipment than we were currently using. Our existing equipment created a bottleneck in our production and was increasing waste on plate material and contributing to more press downtime.
‘With the new Esko Crystal series equipment we purchased from CTGA, we've been able to solve all of those issues almost immediately, and simultaneously increase our capacity while reducing our cycle time.’
CTGA has been a long-time partner of the label converter for several years.
‘CTGA provided prepress information and feedback on new flexographic technologies that will help Western Shield streamline our print process, allowing us to keep a competitive edge. CTGA continues to be our strong partner, bringing value-added, cutting-edge products and information to our business. We appreciate their knowledge and added value that they provide,’ Ornelas added.
Derrick Moreno, Western Region Technical Sales – CTGA, said: ‘Western Shield’s commitment to producing a high-quality product in a timely, competitive, and efficient manner makes their choice of the CDI Crystal 4835 a natural fit. Everyone knows, that in today’s business environment, choosing the right vendors has never been more important. We at CTGA appreciate the trust Western Shield has put in us.’
Since 1970, Western Shield Label Company has been providing custom printed labels and packaging for manufacturers, distributors, and brokers in Southern California and throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. The converter has five facilities across the US.