Label Technology Installs New Equipment
The MPS EXL 660 was custom built for Label Technology by MPS in The Netherlands. The press has ten print stations and is equipped with digital servo drive technology for accurate web velocity and web tension as well as a cutting-edge defect detection system and high efficiency dryers. The press is specifically designed for high productivity flexible packaging production with state of the art technology that minimizes waste and reduces set-up time while producing industry leading flexographic print quality.
“This new press expands our manufacturing capacity to be able to provide unbeatable turnaround times and service for flexible packaging while maintaining our high standard for print quality,” states Dave Bankson, president of Label Technology. “Historically, Label Technology has invested in leading edge converting technologies to drive down waste and continually supply improved products and service to our customers, and this press is the next step in that evolution.”
Label Technology’s commitment to providing their customers with the highest quality printing is supported by the recent installation of HD Flexo, an upgraded prepress and digital imaging technology that utilizes high resolution optics to bring an expanded tonal range, wider color gamut and smoother vignette printing than standard digital technologies.
In addition to the new flexographic press, the company has also installed an additional pouch manufacturing line to support the growth of the market for pre-formed pouch packaging formats. The Mamata Vega pouch maker doubles the company’s capabilities for three side seal, zipper and gusseted stand-up pouches.
“Our new press, pouch machine and upgraded imaging technology ensures we are able to meet the market demand for quick-turn, high-quality packaging film and pouches that are manufactured in the United States,” continues Bankson. “Our culture of employee ownership, pride in our products and continued improvement is what drives the expansion of our manufacturing capabilities.”