“Our investment in the Gallus Labelfire 340 will allow us to provide our customers with exceptional quality, shorter lead times, and lower costs," Dufort says. "The first thing that caught my attention was the run speeds – three times faster than my existing digital presses – and no click charges. Also, the Gallus Labelfire 340 easily handles eight colors instead of seven, giving me a lot of flexibility.”
Ultimately for Dufort the most impressive aspect of the Gallus Labelfire 340 is it being a total inline solution, from file download to finished labels. The press handles digital, flexo, cold foil, rotary screen, diecutting – from start to finish all on a single machine. There are no moving reels to a finishing line nor any expensive secondary equipment or additional high labor costs. The press also has much lower material waste. “Plus,” Dufort adds, “The Gallus Labelfire 340 can print flexo white or digital white depending on label design needs, with no slowdown of press speeds.”
After an impressive live demo on nearly a dozen of his files at Gallus headquarters in St. Gallen in May 2016, and understanding how a total inline solution would eliminate converting equipment costs and additional labor and waste, Dufort was convinced that the Gallus Labelfire 340 made sense for his business. A little over one week after the demo, and on the eve of drupa, Mark signed a contract for delivery in Q4 of 2016, thus making InfoLabel the first Gallus Labelfire 340 installation in North America.
Concludes Dufort, “When it comes to meeting the needs of our customers and target markets, Info Label has always tried to stay in front with sound investments in printing and finishing equipment. Our investments in digital printing began almost eight years ago, and with the latest investment in the Gallus Labelfire 340, we are confident in our ability to strengthen our product offering.”
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