Rotocontrol, a German manufacturer of slitter/rewinder inspection machines, has announced the sale of an RSD series for label slitting, rewinding and finishing to Ontario, Canada-based ASL Print FX.
The RSD series from Rotocontrol features an S-Drive servo-driven diecutting station with 750mm (25.5 inches) unwind, cartridge shear/razor slitting and rewind system. Turret rewinders, multiple die stations and a complete line of finishing options are available including flexo and lamination stations. Features of the RSD finishing machine for ASL Print FX include a modular design, with integration capability for a Rhino in-line hot foil embossing unit from Pantec GS Systems for the application of hot foil on rough or textured paper. ASL Print FX also received a second retrofit system from ROTOCONTROL with the addition of cold foil and varnishing capabilities.
Formerly known as All Stick Label Ltd., ASL Print FX was founded in 1965 and prints award-winning labels and packaging for wine & spirits, promotional and consumer goods markets. Based in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada with manufacturing plants in Vaughan and Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, ASL Print FX runs 12 printing presses delivering up to 12 stations with foils, silkscreens, raised textures, scratch 'n reveal, variable data, lamination and effect varnishes.
Industry awards received by ASL Print FX include "Best of The Best" worldwide for Technical Excellence in printing for the production of the Rennie Estates wine label; the World Label Award for excellence in technical achievement for printing of the Red Tile Central Coast label; TLMI Best of Show as well as first place in the wine & spirits, flexography/letterpress, color process, prime category; and they received the top prize at the WLAA competition for the Dan Aykroyd sauvignon blanc label in addition to many other accolades.
Jerry Wynia, owner of Northern Graphics Solutions and representing Rotocontrol in Canada, comments: "ASL Print FX offers an extensive range of label finishing with their HDFX printing techniques and decorative technology. The Rotocontrol high-end finishing machine has greatly contributed to their label finishing capabilities. ASL Print FX is very pleased with their Rotocontrol investment."