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Sturdy Labels purchases an Edale FL-3

December 16, 2013

The eight-color press will be installed at the company's factory in Skelmersdale, UK.

Sturdy Labels has recently purchased an Edale eight color UV dual servo FL-3 machine at its factory in Skelmersdale, UK. The machine is 350mm wide and boasts an array of additional options including turnbar, delam/relam, cold foil, lamination, variable length sheeting function and a delivery table. This "high specification" press is being used by the UK-based label printing company to produce self adhesive labels primarily for the food and personal care sectors, but also the chemical, glass, electronic and paper markets.

Sturdy Labels already have an Edale Beta 250mm wide press as well as a number of other presses’ by other manufacturers, and says it began searching for another press in 2011 when looking to venture further into film and flexible packaging applications (the FL-3 runs on a number of substrates from 12-450 micron). 

Simon Sturdy of Sturdy Labels says, “We looked and demonstrated many different machines but decided to go with the Edale FL-3 due to the quick turnaround, fast job changes and minimal ink and material waste."

Phil Cummings, operations manager, adds, “Being a previous customer, having had an Edale Beta, we have had firsthand experience, not only with the quality of machine but with Edale’s customer service and support – Edale having the second office in Manchester was also an added bonus for us."

“The installation went very smoothly," the company said. "Press setup times as expected are very short and job throughput is excellent and will continue to improve as our operators gain more experience. Print quality and dual-servo operation features are superb and entirely meet expectations.”

Simon Sturdy concludes, “Edale’s FL-3 press, engineered, designed and built in Britain, will allow us to move forward with confidence to develop our business in the demanding markets we have targeted."
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