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Local printer joins rush to Gallus Labelfire

Thursday, 12 October 2017
By Print21

Labelexpo 2017: a large number of orders for the Gallus Labelfire digital label press.

An Australian company was one of a large number of global printers who signed up for a new Gallus Labelfire digital label press at the recent Labelexpo 2017 in Brussels.

‘Very successful sales-wise’: James Rodden, MD Gallus Australia.

“It was a very good show for us, very busy and very successful sales-wise, and we came away with several different orders from companies in Australia and New Zealand,” says Gallus Australia managing director James Rodden.

Although he can’t yet identify the companies involved, Rodden confirmed that an Australian printer has purchased a new Labelfire. Australia’s first Gallus Labelfire 340 inkjet press was installed earlier this year at leading Melbourne convertor Rapid Labels.

Gallus parent Heidelberg says a high level of interest in the Labelfire at this year’s Labelexpo resulted in “a large amount of orders being placed.”

The German press giant says the labeling market is one of the largest growth segments in the printing industry and is now an important part of its growth strategy.

“The demand for digitally printed labels in particular is recording extremely dynamic and sustained growth,” says Heidelberg CEO Rainer Hundsdörfer. “The level of customer interest in the latest labeling solutions from Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), was thus very high at this year’s Labelexpo trade fair in Brussels at the end of September. Numerous orders for the Gallus Labelfire digital label press as well as for the new Gallus Labelmaster platform are evidence of Heidelberg’s leading role in this market segment.

“We’re focusing on the globally increasing demand for labels, produced both digitally or in the conventional way. We’re convinced that our Gallus range will provide a great amount of potential for Heidelberg.”

 Full house at Gallus at the Labelexpo 2017: Customers were impressed by the new Gallus Labelmaster press platform.

At Labelexpo, Gallus presented the Gallus Labelfire digital label press with enhanced inline finishing processes. As opposed to the digital label presses found on the market which only print digitally and incorporate label postpress activities into a downstream process, the Gallus Labelfire produces finished and die-cut labels in just one production run. Thus, the digital printing of finished labels on the Gallus Labelfire guarantees faster production times in conjunction with less paper waste. And thanks to the latest generation of Fujifilm inkjet printheads, the Gallus Labelfire, with a native resolution of 1,200 dpi, ensures print quality that matches that of offset printing.




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