Modern label production is a complex, multilevel process, with plenty of room for waste to develop, and equally as much scope for improvements in efficiency and reducing waste. Modern print equipment aims to increase productivity, usually measured in faster, smarter print cycles, higher product volumes, and the number of printing tasks that can be carried out by each press. But productivity is only one side of the equation. On the other sits efficiency, which is measured in how much (or how little) time, money, and resources are needed to carry out each task.
Back in April, Focus Label were proud to announce that we would be the official suppliers and service partners for the Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 label printing press in the UK market.
UK based TS Converting Equipment Ltd / Elite Cameron have partnered with Focus Label Machinery to develop a range of machines for the manufacture of Labels, Tapes and Tamper Evident Security products.
The HM300 FLX is said to have the ability to Print on a liner, apply a release coating, flip the web over between any of the stations, hot melt coat, laminate in a face stock if required, 4C print, die cut, slit and rewind all in one pass.
Offset Lithography is a type of printing used with large-scale runs of single items. It uses a computer to plate to roller transfer to create high-quality, repeatable images at high speed. It's been a particular favourite of print businesses for producing detailed illustrations and sharp, faultless type since the nineteenth century.
Lithography is often used to create books, posters and advertisements, comics, magazines, and newspapers to a sharp, high-quality standard.
Nowadays, the choice of ink for a printing machine is by no means limited to standard, aqueous, or water-based, dye-based or pigment inks. Various other options, each with its own key properties, are available: