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Exelprint hits ‘next level’ with new Truepress

Thursday, 26 April 2018
By Print 21 Online Article

(l-r) ExelPrint MD Jason Kiekebosch and operations manager Damien Gray with the new Screen Truepress Jet L350UV.

ExelPrint of Rowville, Melbourne has become the third Victorian site for Screen’s Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press, supplied through Jet Technologies.

ExelPrint is part of the growing ExelNetwork and specialises in the printing of safety, testing, asset and identification tags, and the new device will help the company diversify into new areas.

“The addition of the Screen L350UV from Jet Technologies enables us to go to the next level of tag and label production as we implement our ‘2020 Vision’ strategy,” says Exel MD Jason Kiekebosch. “We are a niche player and will remain specialists in what we do but, there are logical opportunities we will now pursue. For us, every job is a variable data job with numbers, barcodes, QR codes and so on.

“Both Jet Technologies and Screen have been terrific in their support and responsiveness and we look forward to partnering with them further as we develop more innovations for our customers.”

Kiekebosch started the business as Appliance Testing Supplies and today the business comprises three divisions: ExelPrint, ExelTest and ExelTrain. Headquartered in Rowville, Melbourne and with sales offices in Perth and Auckland, the company services the sectors of electrical testing, industrial safety training and printing of the tags and labels needed to ensure compliance, safety and tracking.

ExelNetwork at Rowville, Melbourne.

ExelPrint adopted digital production in 2013 when it became the first Australian site for Heidelberg’s Linoprint-L inkjet label press, now discontinued and unsupported.

“It’s been a great machine for us but, we’ve been mostly unsupported and fending for ourselves,” says Kiekebosch. “Also, we had reached the stage where we needed more colour, ability to print on wider and different stocks and importantly, white ink. We conducted extensive research and testing, particularly at Jet Technologies’ Sydney demonstration suite – and decided that the Screen L350UV was the best path forward.”

Exel has also ordered an additional finishing line that will arrive soon, made in Australia by Rotary Engineering and offering unwind, varnishing, flexo, laminating, cold foil, semi-rotary die-cutting, slitting and rewinding. Operation management is under the control of Damien Gray and a team of about 30 – of who 11 are engaged in ExelPrint.

Peter Scott, MD of Screen GP Australia said: “Together with Jet Technologies, we are delighted to have been able to partner with ExelPrint on their digital label production needs. Jason and his team are real professionals and a pleasure to work with. Our support structure is largely what won them over and we intend to prove that, with Screen equipment, you can depend on long-term after sales support.”

ExelPrint manufactures both packaged ‘off the shelf’ and custom labels of all kinds.

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