The bump in business prompted 3C! Packaging to add more than 3,000 square feet of additional facility space, as well as hire several new front-end personnel.
On the production side, to accommodate the growing demand for its label operations, 3C! Packaging has installed a new Nilpeter FB-3 flexo press, one of the fastest on the market. The 10-color press delivers a top speed of 228 m/m (750 fpm) with no compromises to print quality on webs up to 350mm (13.75") wide. Despite being designed as a high-performance press, the FB-3 remains competitive over a wide range of run lengths, including short runs.
The new Nilpeter press is especially versatile: the machine’s movable unwind/rewind towers with rail system allow multiple label configurations, while its short web path yields fast job changeovers with minimum start-up waste. Each of the ergonomically-designed printing units includes five servo systems to automate all adjustments for saving, loading and changing jobs, as well as for job pre-setting, impression settings, and side register load.
A dual axis servo transport system ensures high levels of print reproduction and precise registration. The new press also will feature an additional slitter/rewinder and LVS system.
Quick-release systems for handling anilox rolls and plate cylinders are improved by Nilpeter’s quick-change revolver diecutting system. This offers on-the-fly loading and unloading of dies to reduce setup times and save material waste. In fact, full job changeovers – of all 10 color stations as well as the die – have been achieved in as few as five minutes.