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Greek converter acquires HP Indigo WS6000



Published April 25, 2011
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Forlabels of Schimatari, Greece, has installed the first HP Indigo WS6000 digital press in Greece to better respond to customer demands and extend its printing capabilities.

Forlabels, specialists in the production of adhesive labels and packaging for the food, beverage, agriculture and healthcare industries, installed an HP Indigo press ws4500 just two years ago. The company’s rapid growth since then led to the decision to more than triple its production capacity by installing the WS6000. The press will give Forlabels a greater capacity to accommodate short-run jobs and its customers’ growing need for faster turnaround times.

“Having the Indigo WS6000 is like discovering an eighth day in the week!” says Avgerinos Chatzichrysos, managing director of Forelabels. “We previously relied on our conscientious work ethic to meet our customers’ deadline requirements, but the Indigo WS6000 is such a productive solution, it will enable us to offer even faster delivery times and still provide high-quality print.”

The WS6000 has a production speed of up to 30m/min in full color, which, combined with Forlabels’ existing print capabilities, will enable the company to significantly increase the amount of jobs it can undertake and, at the same time, allow it to respond quickly to short deadlines.

“The new press also allows us to be more flexible, which will enable us to respond better to the needs of our customers and in turn, make them more flexible to react quicker to market opportunities,” Chatzichrysos says. “The extra capabilities of the HP Indigo WS6000 mean that we can offer new products and applications too, creating yet another opportunity for us to enhance our service to existing customers, and undoubtedly attract new business in the future.”

Forlabels is a privately-owned company with 40 employees and was established by Chatzichrysos in Athens in 1986. Vasilis Chatzichrysos became Avgerinos Chatzichrysos’ business partner, and the company’s rapid success led them to move to Schimatari.






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