Breaking News

MPS customer wins Japanese award

March 18, 2013

Takara Pac Ltd.'s winning label was printed on an MPS EC330 UV full servo 8-color flexo press.

MPS today announced its customer, Takara Pac Ltd., was awarded the Supporter's Association of Chairman's Award at the 22nd Seal and Label Contest on behalf of The Japan Federation of Label Printing Industries (JFLP). The winning label entitled “Tuki No Shizuku” (Japanese for “moon dew”) was printed on an MPS EC330 UV full servo 8-color flexo press.

Tsuda, president of Takara says, “Takara is very proud to win the Supporter's Association of Chairman's Award for our label printed on an MPS press. Being one of the pioneer flexo printers in Japan, receiving this award is confirmation that Takara chose the right path investing in flexographic printing technology of MPS.”

Awarded for its fine print quality, the winning label was printed in one pass using 5 colors and special varnishes on a matte silver polyester self-adhesive material. The fireworks imagery on the label was printed with a clear varnish to achieve a metallic and twinkling finish. For the expression of water movement, a UV released OP varnish was applied to an underlying layer of UV coat varnish for the pre-embossing effect, in combination with Japanese paper patterns. The summer night sky was created using deep gradation. The combination of using converging colours and semitransparent designs gave the label a classical Japanese look.

Takara purchased their MPS EC330 UV full servo 8-color flexo press in 2011 to increase production capacity and to upgrade quality standards supplied to their Japanese customers. According to the company, the press has a high degree of automation due to built-in MPS innovative technology including Automated Print Control (APC) to set print pressures automatically, Automatic Register Control, and the iControl press control system.  
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Getting Educated at Labelexpo

    Getting Educated at Labelexpo

    Steve Katz, Editor||September 7, 2016
    With a wide range of presentations, expert-led master classes and machinery demonstrations, there is no shortage of learning

  • Drupa 2016 a ‘resounding success’

    Drupa 2016 a ‘resounding success’

    Steve Katz, Editor||July 15, 2016
    The label industry was well-represented as visitors showed strong interest in the latest printing technologies.

  • Label & Narrow Web Job Market Report

    Label & Narrow Web Job Market Report

    Dan Miller||July 15, 2016
    A look at the trends and challenges affecting the label industry’s talent search.