Industry News

Lattice Labels, Gintzler Graphics add Gallus presses

January 23, 2013

Gallus has announced the sale of a new Gallus ECS 340 flexographic press to Gintzler Graphics in Buffalo, NY, USA, the converter’s second since the model was first introduced at Labelexpo 2009 in Brussels. “We use Gallus flexo presses in both of our facilities, here in Buffalo and in Liberty Hill, TX,” says Gintzler president, Bryan Scheible. “They are extremely user-friendly and robust, which translates to very high reliability and performance with hardly any downtime. And if we do have an issue, the Gallus support staff is right there to help us. For these reasons and more, there was really no question about what narrow web press we wanted.”

The new press will be the same configuration as the original, but with the addition of a rotary screen unit and register control. “Since we acquired the first press, we have been sold on the ECS 340’s extremely short web path. The new press includes enhanced impression cylinder adjustments that will speed makeready even further, helping us reduce waste to an absolute minimum.

“Gallus helps us achieve award-winning quality, and that allows us to help our customers sell more product,” Scheible says. “The addition of a second Gallus ECS 340 will certainly help us maintain our excellent reputation and give us a boost to do more high quality work.”

Cambridgeshire, UK-based Lattice Labels Limited, one of the region’s larger label printers in terms of volume, is increasing capacity in order to fullfill incremental business with the purchase of a Gallus EM 410 label press. The 4-color Gallus press will enable Lattice Labels to print up to 410 mm width and to convert into rolls and various sized sheets. The Gallus EM 410 was installed in October 2012.

Lattice Labels specializes in the production of preprinted products that can be over-printed by its customers with their own variable information. Typical customer applications are bar codes and addresses, so many of Lattice Labels trade customers are selling to logistics companies, large multiple retailers, etc.

Lattice Labels chose to invest with Gallus for a number of reasons: “Our customers’ variable print information is laid down by their own digital printers which take either sheets or reels, so we need a label press that can convert from both reel-to-reel and reel-to-sheet. Also, to have the capability of producing larger sheet sizes such as A3 and SRA3 which are suitable for most digital printers, the Gallus EM 410 delivers on both of these requirements, so its really perfect for our needs,” explains Chris Beadle, managing director at Lattice Labels.

The new label press will be the sixth Gallus machine for Lattice Labels but the only one with a 410 mm width capability. “The Gallus EM 410 is well designed and built to last. At Lattice Labels we want to produce the best for our customers and to enable us to achieve this we need the best suppliers, and Gallus presses meet this requirement,” Beadle says. “Our other Gallus presses produce fanfold, roll and sheet-labels and over time have given us reliable and consistent service coupled with a high quality output. The new Gallus EM 410 will continue this trend but much more efficiently, our experience and knowledge made the choice simple,” Beadle concludes.