The label market is one of the printing industry’s biggest growth segments. The dynamic growth in demand for digitally printed labels in particular continues unabated. Following the global market launch of the Gallus Labelfire 340 digital label press – a joint development by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and Gallus based on leading inkjet technology from Fujifilm –, series production is now getting off to a successful start at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site. Initial customers of the new series presses include several companies from the United States. Heidelberg produces the digital inkjet print engine of the Labelfire in Wiesloch-Walldorf. The company’s entire digital printing portfolio will also be manufactured here in the future. The base unit of the new press is made by Swiss subsidiary Gallus at its German production site in Langgöns. The system is designed to meet growing demand for the cost-effective production of short, medium, and versioned label runs. click Read More below for additional detail
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) (NYSE:RRD), a leading global provider of multichannel solutions for marketing and business communications, today announced that it has expanded its extensive global label manufacturing platform with the addition of a 26” linerless press, developed and manufactured by ETI Converting Equipment. With this new equipment, the company continues to expand its linerless production capacity in order to provide clients with a premium, innovative solution that enhances productivity while improving profitability through operational effectiveness.
“We are committed to providing end-to-end labels solutions that help our clients connect with their customers,” said Bruce Hanson, President, RRD Labels & Forms. “Doing so means providing a variety of innovative solutions that we can either scale or tailor to meet the strictest of specifications while helping our clients present their brand with quality and consistency. This additional linerless press – which will be installed later this year – allows us to continue to provide an industry leading product we have continued to perfect over the many years we have delivered high quality products to our clients.”
In addition to linerless, RRD delivers best-in-class labels across a broad range of other product types, including case and shipping, industrial/durable, integrated form/labels, healthcare, pharma/med-device, and prime labels. RRD’s extensive range of labels capabilities combined with industry-leading expertise and in-house lab testing facilities results in cost-effective solutions for clients looking to improve efficiency, maintain regulatory standards and compliance, and improve engagement with customers.