Italian customers will have the chance to watch this press live at Heidelberg’s Digital Days, which will take place January 31 and February 1 at the Heidelberg subsidiary in Milan.
The inkjet label printing machine, equipped with a 4-color printhead (CMYK), makes printing of ultra-short runs starting from one single unit possible while printing with water-based inks and a native resolution of 1600 dpi. The integrated inline converting module includes lamination, a cutting plotter for individual diecutting contours and a semi-rotary diecutter. With this equipment, the Gallus philosophy “from print file to finished diecut label in a single pass” also applies to the Gallus Smartfire.
The Gallus Smartfire is powered by Memjet, which is a well-proven printhead that uses water-based inks, which means that these labels are eco-sensitive and leaves a minimal ecological footprint. The Smartfire uses an ordinary power outlet, needs no exhaust equipment, is extremely compact, and emits no VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), thus making it the perfect press for any work environment.
"The Memjet technology allows us to offer an inkjet printing press that produces labels with a quality of 1600 x 1600 dpi while still keeping the investment costs at a low level,” explains Michael Ring, head of digital solutions at Gallus. "With the Gallus Smartfire, we are also focusing on new target groups who are looking for a smart entry into digital label printing.
"The name says it all. The Smartfire is absolutely easy to operate via a self-explanatory user interface panel," Ring adds.
With this digital press, only a few prepress skills are required to create professional CMYK 4-color inkjet labels. Just as easy are the replacements of the ink-containers and the exchange of the printhead. This machine also delivers finished diecut labels, all produced in one pass and ready for shipping on the reel. For this purpose, a finishing unit is attached, on which the labels are laminated and cut. This can be either done individually by the integrated cutting plotter or by fast and cost-effective punching with the semi-rotary diecutter at the end of the inline finishing unit.