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AWT Labels & Packaging installs 52” W&H Miraflex CI press

January 11, 2017

The new press will allow the company to expand into the pet foods and gourmet coffee bag and pouch market segments.

AWT Labels & Packaging has a new 52” 10 color W&H Miraflex Central Impression Cylinder press at its South Elgin, IL, USA facility. The new press is equipped with ten printing decks, automated wash up decks and several state-of-the-art setup reduction modules that allow for faster make readies and color changes, automated viscosity controls for more consistent print quality, and automated tension controls.

The press also has the capability to register a top coat to an already printed design. An AVT inspection system will provide automated sensing of visual defects while printing. The press can accept roll widths from 31.5"  to 52" and can print an image up to 50" wide. The large repeat capabilities up to 31.5" will accommodate large format bags and pouches. Other features include:
  • Print speed up to 1,300 ft./minute
  • Auto registration
  • Flying splices
  • 100% print inspection
  • Registered matte coatings
  • Higher definition print quality

“This Press has the latest CIC features available and expands our capacity significantly,” says Mike Gallagher, Vice President and General Manager of the AWT South Elgin facility.  “We intend to grow our complex film structure business in our existing market segments and allow us to expand into the Pet Foods and Gourmet Coffee segments too.”          


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