According to Leal Wright, Uniprint’s GM for Labels & Packaging, the multi-substrate capability was an important reason for buying this press.
‘We run a range of substrates – both supported and unsupported – from 12µm film to pressure-sensitive label material and right up to 180µm board,’ he explains.
‘In addition, the press was specified with ten-colour capability so as to meet growing demand for more colours from our multinational customers.’
Quicker make-readies and a reduction in material waste were other important factors as waste minimisation is yet another looming issue. ‘The automatic registration, fast make-ready and other features on this press will give us a big advantage and allow us to focus on lean production methods,’ Leal remarks.
Del Wiggill highlights Nilpeter’s clean inking system that uses less ink and, because it’s a sealed unit, eliminates a contaminated ink tray at the end of a print run.
Uniprint already boasts a number of Nilpeter presses and after extensive investigations decided to extend its partnership with Nilpeter further by purchasing the FA4.
But the investment story hasn’t stopped there. CSM has recently commissioned an ABG HSR430 inspection rewinder with inline die-cutting.
Manufactured by UK-based ABGraphic International (ABG), the new inspection rewinder ideally suits Uniprint’s operation.
‘We chose the ABG machine because of its overall quality and cost. We also have a good relationship with CSM in terms of product support and service,’ reports Lorne Andersen, Uniprint Labels production manager. ‘In keeping with our lean manufacturing objectives, it minimises waste and improves operating efficiency by removing a slow process from the press and so printing speeds are greatly improved.’