DICE Graphic Technologies, LLC has announced the installation of its DICE GT3000 Series digital inkjet printer at Horizon Label LLC’s facilities in West Berlin, NJ, USA. The DICE GT unit was installed onto one of Horizon's Mark Andy flexo presses in March and began service in April of 2013.
Paul Falkowski, president of Horizon Label, believes the DICE GT3000 UV Inkjet printer will allow the company to offer new and innovative ways to service its customers. He says: “When I entered the manufacturing side of the printing business I brought in a background as a broker and reseller. I knew that I wanted our company’s focus to be on growing our current accounts by exceeding quality expectations and staying on top of ways to expand our customer base. Many of our newer customers are small business owners and entrepreneurs who utilize our express digital printing services. With this new technology, we can offer faster turnaround, lower prices, and continue to maintain a beautiful product.
"Integrating the DICE GT digital printer into our Mark Andy press has allowed us to enter a segment of the market that wasn’t effectively being served. It has also helped us to dramatically grow our sales and account base in the food industry, which is now our largest market. This system allows us to easily produce high quality process color printing and in perfect CMYK registration without producing plates, make ready or wash-ups. There are now encoders mounted to the flexo press that enable us to combine flexo printing with the DICE inkjet printing in one pass with perfect registration, including perforating and die cutting."
In closing, Falkowski adds, "After experiencing how effective the DICE GT integrated digital-flexo hybrid approach has been, I can’t see why anyone would accept the limitations and higher costs of standalone narrow web digital inkjet printing systems."