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ABG’s Digicon Series 3 to spearhead Sturdy Print’s digital foray

Leading print finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG), has recently supplied specialist label printer, Sturdy Print, with a high-spec Digicon Series 3 finishing press.  The investment is aimed at increasing its capabilities and satisfying the current and future demands of its trade customers.

Over the years, Sturdy Print has maintained a longstanding relationship with ABG. Its slitter/rewinders have been instrumental in Sturdy Print's operations, consistently delivering in terms of durability and performance. This history of dependability and ABG’s market-leading status in digital finishing equipment was pivotal in Sturdy Print’s decision to utilise ABG’s technology for its digital venture.

Renowned for its outstanding customisation and modular design, ABG’s Digicon Series 3 perfectly matches Sturdy Print's commitment to deliver tailor-made solutions. This new addition is designed to immediately fulfil the needs of its customers, while also providing adaptability to adjust and enhance capabilities in anticipation of future market developments. The machine is fully equipped, featuring an auto-slitting module, unwind station, dual flexo heads, in-register lamination and cold foil, high-speed flatbed screen printer, die-cutting, dual turret rewind and a delamination and relamination module.

Concurrent with this technological upgrade, Sturdy Print has expanded its infrastructure by opening a state-of-the-art facility adjacent to its existing factory. The new unit is specifically designed to house the digital label printing equipment, featuring a clean room with built-in climate control to ensure optimal operation. This strategic expansion not only enhances production capacity but also lays the groundwork for future growth and innovation.

Commenting on the investment, Sturdy Print’s managing director, Simon Sturdy, said: “With any new venture of this significance, there’s always going to be an odd mix of excitement and trepidation; nonetheless we’re certain that getting the fundamentals right in terms of the space, reinforced with investing in best-in-class equipment, has set the ground well for this new digital era.

“Our long-standing partnership with ABG, along with the demonstrable qualities that the machinery possesses, has provided us with the confidence to invest in the new facility, safe in the knowledge that both productivity and quality improvements will be guaranteed.”

Matt Burton, ABG’s Global Sales Director, added: “We are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with Sturdy Print as they embark on their exciting digital journey. The Digicon Series 3, with its advanced capabilities and adaptability, is a perfect match for their innovative spirit.”

With this significant investment in both technology and infrastructure, Sturdy Print is poised to deliver even greater value to its customers, offering enhanced quality, quicker lead times and competitive pricing. This initiative reaffirms their dedication to staying ahead in a rapidly evolving industry, prioritising customer satisfaction and technological excellence.