McCourt Label is one of the oldest label printer's in the US. The company's history, as well as its transition to digital technology, was chronicled in the November/December 2014 issue of Label & Narrow Web.
“The expanded gamut has enabled us to print more colors with greater accuracy. Colors are easier to achieve with the expanded gamut and therefore we are more efficient on press with make-ready and run times,” says Dave Ferguson, president at McCourt Label.
In a short time, McCourt Label has already seen significant productivity gains on existing jobs. “In upgrading to the 7-color press, we are able to print more jobs on the Domino because we are not limited by the colors only achievable with four-color process. Previously, a lot of time was spent trying to match a color that just wasn’t possible with four-color process,” explains Ferguson.
While the Domino N610i serves as a complimentary technology to the McCourt's flexo-based business, having the digital technology provides increased capacity. “Since the color gamut is expanded dramatically, we are able to move even more jobs from our flexo presses to the Domino,” says Ferguson.
McCourt Label’s sales team is delighted with the new opportunities that the Domino N610i 7-color digital UV inkjet label press brings to their business. “The upgrade also allows us to bid on jobs with a lot more confidence that we will be able to achieve the colors on the digital press. Often we don’t know what the final art will look like at the time of estimating. This results in more business for McCourt Label,” says Sharon Zampogna, McCourt's VP of sales, adding, “Utilizing the 7-color press has enabled us to reduce our ink laydown while gaining more brilliant colors."