Sold via Edale’s North American distributors, Matik Inc, DPI chose Edale after being particularly impressed with the features of the tailor-made machine, as well as the fast run speeds at which the FL3 could maintain under fully automated control. Edale's service capabilities were also highlighed, where the company can provide a custom-built press for the production of packaging solutions, including wine labels, light cartons and craft water labels.
Matt Teeter, VP Labels and Packaging at DPI Direct, says, “We were looking for as much automation as possible. Big names in the US weren’t doing what Edale is.”
AiiR technology (autonomous inking, impression and print registration) uses precision camera technology to improve registration accuracy, while automated print pressure control reduces waste and setup times. By fully automating print and the registration processes, the level of operator intervention can be reduced, leading to fewer errors and a more consistent, high-quality final product.
Automation is continuously proving popular as it allows printers to speed up production time while reducing operator skill levels.
Teeter also states how working with Edale’s managing director, James Boughton, was another highlight. “It’s been refreshing to see an MD who can communicate effectively through working knowledge and experience," he says.
The FL3 is due to be installed at DPI Direct in January 2018.