Established in 1998, Webtech Labels is now the largest Indian manufacturer of self-adhesive labels. The company's collaboration with Nuova GIDUE started in 2008, when it first decided to invest in two entry-level machines. After the successful start-up of the two new GIDUE UV flexo presses, every year Webtech has added additional Gidue Combat presses to print 8 and 10 colors labels, making a total of five presses in four years.
The converter purchased the M3 and M5 Digital Flexo, making them one of largest Gidue users with a total of 7 presses. The Combat M3, recently installed in its Mumbai plant, is a fully servo press that has been bought with a configuration of 370 mm width, eight colors with driven chilled roll. According to the manufacturer, it is a printing machine dedicated to the label and packaging markets. It can handle self-adhesive labels, 15 µm unsupported PET, 20 µm BOPP, 38 µm BOPP for mineral water, all shrinkable sleeves, and up to 350 gsm carton.
The M5 Digital Flexo 3.0 press purchased by Webtech Lables is equipped with 10 UV flexo print units and the advanced HD Camera Technology (Print Tutor) on each print unit. This technology checks the color consistency of each printed label and “self-adjusts” print pressure, density and print register thanks to the use of seven servo driven motors on each unit. The machine set-up is fully automated, print quality is monitored and adjusted at any manufacturing speed, across a full range of substrates.
The Managing Director of Webtech Labels says, "The idea of going for the high-end Gidue presses was to produce very high quality labels for the cosmetics and consumer goods. With the introduction of M3 and M5 presses, we are achieving higher results in productivity and set-up operations. It allows to print with reduced wastes, at speeds we could not achieve before. Print and register quality have also increased and we can match the HD Flexo standards."
Cristina Toffolo , vice president of marketing at Gidue, concludes, "We are very proud to partner with Webtech Labels and for their continuous trust in our brand. This confirmation of trust is a further proof that we are going in the right direction."