Glasses of champagne were raised five times at the MPS booth during the recent edition of Labelexpo Americas, celebrating show sales. MPS sold four hybrid EF SymJet presses, the MPS hybrid solution developed in cooperation with Domino. MPS also celebrated a sale of its flagship EF multi-substrate flexo press.
The debut of Automation Arena, a Labelexpo Americas feature, drew crowds to witness a completely automated print shop of the future. A 45-minute live presentation featured two automated press lines for digital (label) and conventional (shrink sleeve) label production, from job creation through to prepress, printing, finishing and invoicing.
The shrink sleeve portion of the conventional automated press line was printed on an MPS EF flexo press with 100% print automation on each print deck (for both sleeves as well as anilox positioning), and the MPS "talk to me" connectivity platform showcasing a truly automated flexo solution that is ready for Industry 4.0 implementation.
The hybrid flexo-inkjet EF SymJet press demonstrated on the MPS stand during Labelexpo combined the MPS EF flexo platform with an integrated, well-proven Domino N610i inkjet engine allowing converters to combine flexo and digital printing, as well as converting, all in one pass.
Tim Fox, president of MPS Systems North America, commented, "This year's Labelexpo Americas surpassed all our expectations. We knew hybrid printing was a hot topic that show visitors were keen to see, but selling four of our EF SymJet hybrid presses at the show proved the industry is eager to adopt this technology as the future, combining the best of both worlds in digital and flexo label printing."