Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG has sold its wholly owned subsidiary CSAT GmbH to Markem-Imaje GmbH, a Dover Corporation company, effective January 1. Gallus will continue to hold the distribution rights for the Linoprint L rotary inkjet printing press. The Linoprint L digital drop-on-demand (DoD) system will remain an integral part of Gallus’ portfolio of products. Gallus will continue to offer the inkjet rotary printing press, manufactured by CSAT, in its defined regional markets and to work with CSAT and Markem-Imaje on enhancing the product.
The Linoprint L uses the drop-on-demand inkjet method and offers a native resolution of 600 dpi and a printing speed of up to 48 meters per minute in four-color mode. The system therefore complements Gallus’ current flexographic, offset and screenprinting range as it offers a digital product that can print short or variable label runs.
"As a highly flexible nearline solution, the Linoprint L was the biggest crowd-puller at this year’s Labelexpo, together with the Gallus ECS C," the company says. "These devices combine the benefits of high-resolution, four-color, digital inkjet printing and conventional high-performance finishing. Labels can be printed digitally inline on the Linoprint L and finished and die cut on the Gallus ECS C as required, or the two machines can be operated independently offline. It is easy to switch between the two modes of operation at the touch of a button. Thanks to this unique combination option, label printers remain highly flexible and can avoid downtimes while also benefiting from cost-effective production."
Gallus is working closely with Heidelberg on further developing its range of digital services for industrial label printing in the areas of workflow management, prepress and color management.