One machine has just been installed at Blueprint, a family owned company established in Bernate, Italy, that will produce direct thermal labels for its customers in the retail industry. With this equipment, Blueprint will be able to apply the thermal coating, print, apply the silicone and the glue, diecut and finish the label all in-line with a non-stop turret rewinder.
According to ETI Converting, this new vertically integrated approach to produce direct thermal labels in-house will change the reality and will allow printers to recover margins on the commodity market.
In addition, Telrol, a Netherlands-based PS label printer, bought two ETI Cohesio units for its new company, Jac-Stick BV. This new production plant has 11,000 square meters of space and is based in Almere. The first machine will be installed this month, while the second will be delivered in July. The equipment will be used to serve the global supply and retail markets. Telrol is part of The Labelmakers Group, in Netherlands, which includes Peha Labels, BioLabel, HACCP Labels, Jac-Stick and Labelpoint.