The Alpha compact press will now be known as the FL-1 – with typical applications being self-adhesive labels and tags (50-250 micron). The recently re-launched next generation FL-3 remains the same. Its typical applications are labels, tickets and filmic packaging (12-450 micron). The Gamma press is currently undergoing various design enhancements and will, depending on application type, become the FL-5 Carton or the FL-5 Flex Pack.
Louise Bailey, sales account manager, says, “We have grouped our range of flexographic printing presses into part of the ‘FL’ range, with the introduction of the FL-1 and FL-5 Carton and FL-5 Flex Pack to sit alongside the current FL-3. We believe this makes it easier for customers to understand the different levels and capabilities of each machine, at a quick glance. It also gives us a clear path to name the next machines as and when they are launched, with the FL-7 being the next machine due to release in 2014."