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A year of successful label production with the Gallus Labelfire at INSIGNIS

In February 2018, INSIGNIS-Etiketten in Vienna, an Industry 4.0 pioneer in the print processing sector, invested in new printing technology from Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. The Gallus Labelfire, combined with the Digital Embellishment Unit (DEU), was the ideal addition to the print service provider’s equipment, creating new digital printing capacities and above all new application options. In addition to improving the flexibility, quality, and efficiency of everyday production, Austria’s first Labelfire also enabled INSIGNIS to expand its product portfolio.

One year after installing the digital label printing press, the feedback from Ferdinand Hager, Managing Partner of INSIGNIS, is as follows: “The Gallus Labelfire is incredibly versatile. The Digital Embellishment Unit in particular enables us to achieve effects that were previously inconceivable and produce new applications that customers are willing to pay for. We’ve also succeeded in attracting new customers and recently won the FINAT Award for the ‘Frizzante’ label of a local vineyard, which further underlines our innovative credentials.”

Christof Naier from Gallus is equally positive in his assessment: “It goes without saying that installing a Gallus Labelfire with such an extensive configuration for a discerning print service provider like INSIGNIS represented quite a challenge. It was also the first Labelfire with integrated DEU that Gallus has installed for a customer. One year on, we too are happy with how things are going. The Gallus Labelfire hybrid label printing press and the Digital Embellishment Unit are the perfect combination for the current demands of the label market.”

The label industry is changing all the time. Quality requirements are becoming more demanding due to the growing importance of labels at the point of sale, the versions in a particular range are becoming more varied, and runs are getting shorter. Print shops are under pressure to complete production operations ever faster and quick response times are becoming increasingly important.