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64 Labels Plus Labels Plus 65 We have just finished installing the third Mark Andy P5 press in as many months, one in New Zealand, another in Queensland and the third in Perth. LabelForce in Perth recently installed their second Mark Andy P5 - three years after the first one was installed, bringing a total of three Mark Andy presses purchased by Labelforce since they commenced business. The Performance Series presses are renowned for their productivity and 450 P Series machines have been installed worldwide since their release in 2009. “This high level of productivity, low material waste and ease of use, is the reason Labelforce decided to purchase a second machine,” said Ian. Labelforce MD Ernie Cooley said: “The P Series easily outperforms our original Mark Andy 2200 in all areas, so the decision to buy another P5 was pretty easily justified. We now have two identical machines side by side, making production planning much more efficient.” All three of the recent P5 installations, included the new Quick Change Die Cassette (QCDC), which is now standard on all P5 and P7 models, allowing dies to be changed in less than 60 seconds and reducing even further the time involved in the job change cycle. In addition, all of the new machines are equipped with the latest GEW E2C and Rhino UV drying systems, which have reduced power usage by some 40% and now come with a 5-year warranty on the Rhino power supply. Ian added that: “over and above the press installations, we have had a major surge in orders for the recently-redesigned Rotoflex VSI range of slitter rewinders. The new servo drive systems and touch screen controls, have given the Rotoflex “Performance is better when it’s multiplied,” said Ian Mark Andy and Australian & New Zealand distributor Aldus Engineering, finished off 2015 and started 2016 with a flurry of machine installations and new orders, said Aldus GM Ian Guanaria. range of finishing machines a real boost. Run speeds are much higher and the machines are easier to set up and run, improving output.” For more information contact Aldus Engineering Pty Ltd on Ph: + 61 2 98090363 or visit www.aldus.com.au p Labelforce machine operator Scott Chambers on the new and second Mark Andy Performance Series press. INDUSTRYNEWSINDUSTRYNEWS Over a hundred customers from across South East Asia attended the celebration. Also joining the event was Mr Henky Wibawa from the Indonesia Packaging Federation, who presented on the positive packaging challenges in South East Asia, and Mr Jacky Chew, Vice President of Narrow Web Southeast Asia from Flint, who canvassed global consumer trends and UV LED ink technology. Guests were also taken on a factory tour to see UPM Raflatac’s production set-up and laboratory facilities. “It was very pleasing to see so many customers come together and celebrate this special milestone with us,” says Jouni Komulainen, Vice President Southeast Asia Pacific. “UPM Raflatac has been serving the Malaysian market for 20 years, and this achievement has been made possible by our customers’ continuous support and the dedication of our staff. The labelling industry remains confident in the region, and we look forward to continuing our support for the industry with high-quality label stock products and services for many more years to come.” UPM Raflatac celebrated 40 years’ history as a company and 20 years since establishing a presence in the Malaysian market, at a recent event in Johor Bahru. Malaysia celebrates UPM Raflatac’s 40-year history Entries will be placed in categories relating to technology and application. Award winners will be announced at the Flint Group booth at Labelexpo Americas on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – Stand 840. Entry Guidelines are as follows: 1. Each entry must be printed using inks from Flint Group 2. Entries can be a commercial label, or a promotional label 3. Entries can be sent in roll or sheet form with no less than 20 of each label – converters should specify if labels cannot be displayed on the Flint Group stand. 4. Entries should be received no later than August 19, 2016 5. Entries should be submitted directly to Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web. For more information, please contact Niklas Olsson in Europe at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Deanna Klemesrud in the United States at email@example.com Flint Group Narrow Web has officially opened the 12th annual Narrow Web Print Awards competition with this “CALL FOR ENTRIES”. Label converters from around the globe are encouraged to submit sample labels of their choosing for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. Flint Group opens 12th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards – Printers are asked to submit their best in print The winners of this prestigious award will be announced during a live event at the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, USA, on Wednesday, September 14. Flint Group will unveil the names of those printers whose submissions exemplify excellence and entrepreneurship in this wide world of narrow web printing. The narrow web industry is more than just labels - Flint Group challenges converters to “think outside the label” and to also submit their best prints in the Flexible Packaging and Shrink Sleeve segments. Niklas Olsson, Global Brand Manager, comments: “We encourage printers to demonstrate the enriched and expanding range of applications now possible using narrow web presses, utilising any print method of their choice – water-based flexo, UV flexo, UV offset, or a combination thereof.” “Over the past two years, we have seen an increased amount of print submissions coming from other market segments – it’s encouraging to see narrow web grow in pressure sensitive label, but even more so into various segments of the flexible packaging market and shrink sleeves. We’re glad to see narrow web printers around the world pushing past the traditional boundaries.” Kelly Kolliopoulos, Global Marketing Director Narrow Web, said: “Through these print awards, we also want to pay tribute to the pioneering spirit we see in narrow web. In 2016, we will have a special award dedicated to LED UV printing. For this special competition, we ask pioneers of the industry to come forward and provide examples of LED UV print. As this technology expands, the market is seeing true benefits and outstanding print results – and the market is growing! We would like to bring special attention to printers who have taken this first step, with LED UV, into the future.” Flint Group has received hundreds of submissions since the first competition in 2005; presenting this prestigious award to more than 75 companies globally. In 2015, Flint Group presented awards in 13 different categories at Labelexpo Europe – all submissions using inks, coatings, and specialty products that were supplied by Flint Group Narrow Web. Commenting on the awards, Mr Mike Buystedt, Vice President Narrow Web North America, said: “We are extremely pleased and honoured to receive so many print sample submissions year after year, proving that the Narrow Web Print Awards are held in serious and respected regard by our customers around the world. As we celebrate our 12th anniversary, we are very proud, as an ink supplier, to host this friendly competition honouring our clients’ creative and outstanding work.” Criteria for judging includes: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty.
Labels Plus July 2016