Further to the recent installation of their Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 digital press from Focus Label Machinery, BSP Labels, of Royston, UK, has subsequently installed a Reflex 330 Digital Finishing System - again supplied by Focus Label Machinery Ltd.
Aimed predominantly at the digital finishing market, the Reflex 330 is a servo-driven, stand-alone single colour flexo press, equipped with auto re-register (multi-pass) facility, UV or LED drying, semi/full rotary die cutting, slitting & rewinding. A wide range of options is available including turn-bar, delam-relam, cold foil, re-register laminating, over laminating & sheeting.
BSP Labels purchased the Reflex press to complement their AccurioLabel 230, providing off-line varnishing/spot colouring & converting of pre-printed digital labels and also for high volume production of blank & single colour labels.
The servo-driven, automatic re-register facility is said to enable perfect re-registration for over-printing and die-cutting/finishing, making the Reflex a natural partner for digital web presses. All press operations are controlled from HMI operator panels, where job data can also be entered for future retrieval. Available with both semi-rotary and full rotary die-cutting, the Reflex 330 is reportedly capable of print & convert re-register speeds in excess of 120 metres per minute in full rotary mode. Rotary tooling from other narrow web presses can be accommodated via use of die adapters.
BSP Managing Director, Martin Attaway said ‘we can now pass pre-printed digital web through the Reflex 330, where we can apply a varnish and die cut the labels in perfect register. For us, it is an extremely useful & versatile piece of equipment, since it can also be used as a high-speed blank label or single colour press. We can now offer a comprehensive digital label printing service, alongside our existing flexo presses. We are extremely pleased with our latest purchases and also with the excellent aftersales service from both Focus and Konica Minolta. They have been very helpful and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.’
Focus Sales Manager, Antony Cotton added ‘We are delighted that BSP Labels has chosen Focus for their latest press requirement. We like to work closely with our customers, offering the best possible back up service, as we firmly believe that this is the basis for a strong future business relationship. In addition, we listen to the feedback from our customers and continue to develop our equipment, making sure that we are able to offer the very latest technology to meet their requirements.’