Gallus launches fully digital label printing system
Heidelberger and its Swiss subsidiary Gallus are showcasing technology for the growth segment of label printing in their ‘Your Partner for Label Solutions’ exhibit highlighting the new fully digital Gallus One label printing system.
Gallus One is based on the Labelmaster press platform. As a reel-to-reel UV inkjet digital in-line label press, it offers a width of 340mm, a resolution of 1,200 DPI, four colors plus white, and a print speed of up to 70 m/min. Gallus One can be fully integrated into the Prinect workflow from Heidelberg. Developed jointly, the system combines the digital printing and software know-how of Heidelberg sheetfed offset printing with the many years of extensive expertise Gallus in label printing.
‘Digital printing is and will remain a key technology for Heidelberg. The new Gallus One is further proof of this,’ said Dr Ludwin Monz, CEO of Heidelberg. ‘Our innovations in digital printing are targeting the growth markets in our core business, providing our customers with an attractive and futureproof solution, and thus creating the prerequisites for enhanced competitiveness.’
Besides the digital Gallus One, Heidelberg and Gallus are also exhibiting conventional technologies for label production. For example, visitors can find out more about the surface finishing options for label converters offered by Gallus Screeny printing plates for rotary screen printing, in-house development of Gallus. The microstructure, stabilized mesh fabric, and perfect structural balance of the photosensitive coating enable extremely fine lines, solids and relief printing.
Heidelberg and Gallus are also exhibiting their comprehensive range of Saphira consumables for flexographic printing, which are coordinated with the equipment solutions. In the future, customers in the USA and Canada will also be able to purchase these directly online from the Heidelberg eShop.
With their joint trade show exhibit, Heidelberg and Gallus are emphasizing how important the label market is to the Heidelberg Group in general and the Americas market in particular.
‘The trend toward creative, high-quality labels is continuing and growing too in the USA,’ revealed Felix Müller, president Cluster Americas at Heidelberg. ‘The segment offers our customers excellent business options, especially when it comes to digital printing, and Heidelberg is showcasing its credentials as a preferred partner with an attractive portfolio at Labelexpo Americas 2022.’