The first Gidue Combat MX has been installed in Indonesia. Duta Warna, one of the largest offset printers in the Indonesian pharmaceutical-packaging industry, was the first in the region to install the new MX. The Indonesian customer is a typical offset sheet-fed printer that was trying to expand its business by entering the labels market.
In June 2012, Gidue introduced a new line of press dedicated to start-up labels and packaging companies. The Combat MX offers a “ready-to-go” configuration; it is an eight-color UV Flexo 370 mm printing machine with cold foil and diecutting stations and a high number of printing tools (print and magnetic cylinders, anilox and varnish rollers). The machine offers the Flower flexo head and a unique ‘no-maintenance’ program: according to the company, the press requires no maintenance, no operator intervention and no specific greasing.
Ari Aswin Jap, production manager at Duta Warna, comments: “Gidue MX was a good investment in terms of quality and price, the press is incredibly handy and the Flower head is a miracle of simplicity and durability. Duta Warna comes from a sheet-fed offset background and, only thanks to Gidue narrow web inline machine, is now able to convert in one-step process. Gidue invented a very smart press, we were looking for such a product."