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18-07-13
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Gallus Print Shop at Labelexpo – combination of digital and conventional printing methods saves time and money

At Labelexpo Europe from 24 to 27 September 2013 in Brussels, Gallus will be using its Gallus Print Shop concept to demonstrate how the benefits of digital and conventional printing methods can be combined to produce labels faster and more cost-effectively. The Gallus Print Shop at Labelexpo will feature the new Gallus ECS 340 with the “Plus” update package, the Linoprint L digital drop-on-demand (DoD) system from Heidelberg with the Gallus ECS C digital finishing solution, and the Gallus EM 430 S with the high-tech short-web concept. The Print Shop will
combine and control the entire order planning and processing workflows of the three machine systems via central MIS workflow software. In cooperation with its industrial partner Siegwerk, Gallus will also be demonstrating the benefits of LED UV drying technology on the Gallus EM 280 using the latest UV LED inks from Siegwerk.

The Gallus Print Shop concept – cost and time savings of up to 20 percent
The Gallus Print Shop concept is a new way of producing labels faster and more cost-effectively. It combines the advantages of digital and conventional printing methods by networking the individual presses and centrally controlling the production process using innovative MIS workflow software and operating data capture. The Gallus Print Shop concept transforms traditionally machine oriented production planning and control into an approach focused on targeting overall benefits. This leads to improved machine utilisation, dynamic and flexible application and combination of all printing methods (new, innovative design and product decoration options) and lower outlay for the entire order planning and processing workflows. Gallus offers the complete range of printing methods – both digital and conventional – from a single source, thus ensuring that the Gallus Print Shop concept provides a complete solution for fast and cost-effective label production.

The new Gallus ECS 340 with the “Plus” update package to boost cost efficiency
At Labelexpo Europe 2013, the new Gallus ECS 340 is taking the extremely successful market launch to the next level. The global best-seller Gallus ECS 340 – with the 200th machine soon to be installed since the market launch in 2009 – is to be equipped with the highly cost-effective “Plus” update package, which delivers key technical improvements and paves the way for opening up additional areas of application. This further development was pursued in close cooperation with Gallus customers and enables label printers to boost their cost efficiency and provide existing customers with even better service.

Linoprint L from Heidelberg for integrated digital full-colour label printing
Due to the rapid rise in demand for short and/or variable print runs, professional label printers increasingly require digital printing systems that enable flexible, high-quality and cost-efficient production of such runs. The recent signing of an international sales and service agreement for the Linoprint L digital printing systems from Heidelberg enables Gallus to add the Linoprint L digital drop-on-demand (DoD) system from Heidelberg to its portfolio. The Linoprint L uses the drop-on-demand inkjet method and supports a resolution of 600 dpi and a printing speed of up to 48 metres per minute in four-colour mode. This makes the system an ideal addition for high-quality flexographic, offset and screen printing applications where small batches need to be produced cost-efficiently as and when required or variable data needs to be printed on
prefabricated labels. The digital printing system is also suitable for new applications such as smart
labels, security printing or trackable labels.

At Labelexpo, the Linoprint L will be demonstrated live in combination with the Gallus ECS C digital finishing solution. Based on the revolutionary Gallus ECS 340, Gallus has created the highperformance digital finishing solution Gallus ECS C with the innovative, format-free die-cutter at its heart. Minimal changeover times and virtually waste-free job changes are made possible by front loading, a sleeve system, chambered doctor blade, presetting and an extremely short web path. The robust design, based on technical granite, and the Gallus register control function combine to ensure exceptionally smooth operation and high processing quality even at very fast speeds.

Gallus EM 430 S – maximum flexibility and shorter web path cut costs by up to 30 percent
With its shorter web path of 2.2 meters, faster response times for register adjustment and a quick change sleeve system, this latest Gallus short-web solution reduces waste by up to 40 percent compared to conventional label printing machines, which also leads to a substantial improvement in productivity. The combination printing press can be configured to meet the highest demands and enables UV flexographic printing, rotary screen printing, hot foil embossing, cold foil printing, relief embossing and diecutting. This unique Gallus hybrid press can switch quickly and easily between flexographic printing and screen printing without affecting the web. Customers estimate that the Gallus EM 430 S cuts costs for some jobs by up to 30 percent when time, material and labour costs are all taken into account.

Complete LED UV drying system on the Gallus EM 280
In cooperation with its industrial partner Siegwerk, Gallus will be using Labelexpo 2013 as a platform to showcase a Gallus EM 280 equipped with a complete LED UV drying system that uses the latest UV LED inks from Siegwerk and state-of-the-art radiators. Gallus will also be the only manufacturer to demonstrate live production of a label that combines the benefits of digital and flexographic printing and is dried entirely with LED UV technology.

Unique multiprocess capability of the Gallus RCS 330/430
The Gallus RCS 330/430 combines a limitless range of applications with a high level of automation to deliver maximum productivity. The ability to combine printing and finishing processes almost at will makes the Gallus RCS 330/430 a real all-rounder at the highest possible level. Labelexpo will be used as an opportunity to demonstrate the unique multiprocess capability of the Gallus RCS combined with maximum job change efficiency in the form of a multifunctional unit.

Wide selection of Gallus Screeny Genuine screen printing plates
Screen printing is ideal wherever a high degree of coverage, precise detail and colour intensity are required to obtain brilliant, high-quality print products. At Labelexpo, Gallus will be presenting a wide selection of Gallus Screeny Genuine screen printing plates that set new standards in rotary screen printing. The unique microstructure of this Gallus in-house development delivers optimum print quality for the finest of lines, solid areas or relief printing, maximum print speeds and easy cleaning when reusing screens.