Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), celebrated a milestone at Labelexpo Europe 2019 : the Gallus Labelmaster No. 100 is being installed at the printing company Interfas, based in Louviers, France. The conventional press with a printing width of 440 mm is equipped with eight flexographic printing units and three die-cutting units. Cold foil finishing is integrated, too. It is the first Gallus Labelmaster and the first flexo press for Interfas, which has previously relied exclusively on label production with offset printing.
The 8-color label press is the first flexo printing press for the French label printer Interfas. The Gallus Labelmaster No. 100 will be installed in Louviers, France, and is primarily used for the production of self-adhesive labels. For the first time, Interfas is investing in a label press with flexographic printing, demonstrating that the print quality of the flexographic printing process can easily match that of the offset. It is the first Gallus machine for the printing company. Now equipped with this Gallus Labelmaster, Interfas consolidates its position as a polyvalent label printer.
“Being able to celebrate such a great success at Labelexpo Europe 2019, the biggest event in this industry, is just great! With this investment the company made a future-safe investment because now they are able to response to new applications or changed job requirements,” Christof Naier from Heidelberg/Gallus comments.
The Gallus Labelmaster impresses with consistently high print quality, minimal paper waste due to very short web path (only 1.4 m between printing units), printing speeds up to 200 m/min. Short set-up times, precise and stable register accuracy, die-cut at any position and intuitive operation are further advantages of the machine platform.
With 100 sold machines systems the Gallus Labelmaster is the machine system from Gallus, which has achieved the best sales figures since its market launch at Labelexpo Europe 2017 to this day. Consequently, it is completing the most successful launch of a product innovation in the history of Gallus.
The Gallus Labelmaster No. 100 is expected to be installed at Interfas in spring 2020.