‘We already have several Mark Andy’s on our floor but this is our first UV-based press,’ comments CEO, Philip Mercer. ‘It fits perfectly into our operation but I must say it’s a different “animal” from our other machines, offering a 50% higher running speed and swifter job changeovers. But most significantly we’re boosting our efficiencies and production quality and gaining the extra capacity needed to continue growing.’
The Performance Series P3 sports numerous features such as energy-saving GEW E2C UV curing lamps on all print stations and a precision-engineered direct drive train. Avocet’s model also features Mark Andy’s exclusive Load & Lock inking system and intuitive automation and web management, guaranteeing speed, consistency and accuracy.
‘The P3 is extremely easy to operate and can print on paper and film substrates, allowing us to tackle the most challenging label orders,’ remarks Philip. ‘Most importantly, we’re maintaining premium quality and consistency, even on short runs, and gaining the flexibility to explore some exciting new opportunities with existing and potential customers,’ he remarks happily.
Quality from start to finish
Also included in Avocet’s latest line-up is a high-speed Rotoflex DSI 330 inspection, slitting and rewinding machine that delivers perfectly trimmed and rolled stock. ‘This is our second DSI plain label converting machine and it’s one of the most sophisticated systems available today. It delivers superior finished stock in ultra-quick time,’ relates Philip.
As he attests, market response to this latest printing and finishing set-up has been overwhelmingly positive. ‘Ultimately, we need to manufacture and supply consistent, premium-grade finished labels – every time, on time – to our customers and, with the new line-up, we’re achieving these goals and more,’ he says.
‘The SArepco team understands our current and future printing and finishing requirements and we’ll continue to work closely with them to maximise opportunities in the markets we serve. We’ll definitely consider another UV-printing system when we’re ready to expand again.’