John Watson & Company, a label printer in Glasgow, Scotland, has purchased a Gallus RCS 330 offset combination press, a 10-unit machine that is the longest of its kind in the United Kingdom. The press, scheduled for delivery in December, will enable John Watson to produce self adhesive labels for its customers in the spirits industry.
“We predominantly print for the Scottish whisky industry, which traditionally has meant wet labels,” says Robert McLachlan, joint managing director at John Watson. “However, pressure sensitive labels are becoming easier to apply and can have much more intricate designs. A few of our clients’ major brands are being redeveloped and want to move over to this process for these reasons. By investing in the Gallus RCS 330 press we will be able to support them and can also offer PS capability to new customers.”
The new Gallus press will join the world’s longest B2 15-unit sheetfed Heidelberg press, putting John Watson in the position of being able to supply both wet and self-adhesive processes.
“In today’s market it is important to be able to offer customers as many options as possible, so we need to be capable of both processes in order to be in business for tomorrow,” continues McLachlan.