labelsplus : Labels Plus September 2017
Labels Plus 53 Super Labels goes for quality and versatility Queensland printer Super Labels has embraced digital plate-making with the help of Jet Technologies and the installation of the Screen FX870II Flexo/Letterpress/ Offset Computer-to-Plate device. Super Labels is a family-owned business run by Shane Kuo, and offers digitally-printed labels via its HP Indigo WS6800 seven-colour press, and several conventional presses with UV. The company prints a range of labels including for the chemical and pharma industries, cosmetics, food & beverage. “We understand the need to stay ahead with technology and have progressively digitalised production over recent years,” said Managing Director Shane Kuo. “There’s still strong demand for Letterpress, Flexo and Offset printed labels, particularly for longer runs and special converting processes such as coating and varnishing for chemical hazard labels, where it is essential that the information on these labels remains readable despite the harsh conditions they are exposed to. “The Screen CtP gives us the ability to output the highest resolution digital plates at 4800dpi, and allows us to produce plates in Letterpress, Flexo, and Offset all on one device. It also gives us the option to produce digital film that can be used in flatbed or rotary screen making. Jet Technologies has always been a great partner for Super Labels and the fact that Screen has local engineers and is the world’s largest producer of CtP, made the decision a relatively easy one.” Prepress Manager, Wayne Maxted said: “With the use of the Screen CtP, we now have no film or silver-based chemicals, matching our environmentally-focused ethics and offers the latest, highest quality digital and conventional label print quality.” The FX870-II images at either 2400dpi or optional 4800dpi to a maximum of 762mm x 870mm (minimum 200 x 200mm). Media thickness up to 2.84mm covers most Flexo and Letterpress photopolymer plates, and will also image metal offset plates and film. Screening can be either AM or Spekta AM/FM hybrid, or FlexoDot or a combination of all these, yielding excellent highlights, detail and colour. For more information visit www.screenaust.com.au. Photo from L-R: Super Labels’ Shane Kuo (MD), Wayne Maxted (Prepress Director) and Gary Shaw.
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