Gallus, a Heidelberg Group company, has launched two new upgraded models of Gallus Labelmaster presses, the Gallus Labelfire and the Gallus Smartfire, at Labelexpo Europe 2019.
The Gallus Labelfire is designed for digital production of narrow web products, especially self-adhesive labels.
Showing its range of possibilities for digital and conventional label printing and converting, the hybrid label press Gallus Labelfire combines industrial inkjet printing with conventional label printing at printing speeds up to 70 m/min and further shows a range of digital finishing possibilities with the integrated Digital Embellishment Unit (DEU).
If integrated inline, the digital finishing technology of the DEU creates tactile relief effects and matt or gloss spot coatings in various thicknesses digitally. The advantages include shorter set-up times, minimised cleaning, and no costs for additional tools.
Moreover, inkjet low migration inks for the Digital Printing Unit (DPU) of the Gallus Labelfire, Heidelberg Saphira Digital inks, were introduced.
As for the Gallus Smartfire digital label printing press, it is said to be ideal for short runs that are constantly changing as this press is a cost-effective, professional solution for anyone who is looking to move into digital label printing.
Heidelberg Asia Pacific managing director Thomas Frank said the new Labelfire offers efficiency, speed increases and better productivity gains.
“In Asia Pacific, we have three Labelfires installed, which are all running well and have just closed another deal in Korea. So, for us in Asia, we are seeing more and more short runs come in. With the knowledge that we have on the digital front end, the perfect offering to the short run label market is this solution,” he said.
Gallus also premiered its new Rotary Die-Cut Unit Quick (RDC Quick) at Labelexpo, and unveiled its new Digital Printbar, an inkjet printing unit designed specifically for digital insetting of highly opaque, digital white.
“Now we have the full range of features and accessories available. For the widespread market in Asia Pacific, this move allows our customers to pick and choose the modules that they need,” Frank mentioned.