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16-11-20
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Gallus scores in the Czech Republic with its Gallus Labelmaster

Last year three significant installations of the Gallus Labelmaster took place in the Czech Republic. One Gallus Labelmaster each has been newly installed in the printing houses OTK GROUP, a. s., Colognia Press, a. s. and KRÁLÍČEK s. r. o. These three examples show once again the high flexibility of the modular machine system, with which it is possible to fully adjust to specific and different requirements of the customers. For each printing house the machine has been installed in different configuration.

Gallus Labelmaster

Gallus Labelmaster caught the attention of the customers immediately after its introduction in 2016. The Czech Republic is no exception. In 2019 three installations took place in the Czech Republic – in various configurations according to the requirements and print production of each specific printing house. These presses in the version of eight to ten flexographic printing units, with the combination of UV and hot-air drying system, printing on glue, cold foil and die-cutting mean in all three cases, significant support of the existing pressroom installed base. The main benefits of the machine are speed, reliability, simplicity and great flexibility. The Labelmaster offers high productivity at an excellent cost-efficiency ratio. About a year after the successful installation of the Gallus Labelmaster three Czech customers report.

Králíček s.r.o.
The flexographic printing house Králíček s.r.o. with about 40 employees has been concentrating on self-adhesive labels since the beginning making them approximately 95% of the production. By moving the company into a new, modern place, the Gallus Labelmaster 340 machine was installed in Hlubočinka – Sulice near Prague in spring 2019 as the first installation of a Labelmaster in the Czech Republic ever. The configuration has a printing width of 340 mm and eight flexo printing units in total, including printing on glue, cold foil and a die-cutting unit. The new installation proves the company`s very good experience with Gallus machines. Králíček started working with Gallus presses more than ten years ago with the Gallus EM 280 which is still reliably in production. Petr Králíček, the owner of the company KRÁLÍČEK s. r. o., is happy about the new Labelmaster installation: “The development of the jobs we process made us extend our equipment base. Thanks to good relationships and experience we decided for Gallus Labelmaster 340. We were attracted also because it was the first installation in the Czech Republic. The first machine we got from Gallus was the one that enabled us to get to a higher level of label printing.“

“The first machine we got from Gallus was the one that enabled us to get to a higher level of label printing.“, concludes Petr Králíček, the owner of Králíček s. r. o.

OTK GROUP, a.s.
The history of the Kolín-based company started already in 1879. At the beginning of the new millennium the first phase of the new investment program took place, especially in the technology area for flexible packaging and self-adhesive and graphic art labels. OTK is a polygraphic giant with various printing technologies and production portfolio covering a wide range of products from flexible packaging, wet glue labels, self-adhesive labels to shrink sleeves. It was the increase of shrink sleeves production effectiveness, that made them invest in a UV flexographic press Gallus Labelmaster 440, which was installed at the beginning of May 2019. The press with 440 mm printing width with a configuration of nine flexographic printing units, two die-cutting units, printing on glue, cold foil and UV drying system. The new press is not the first Gallus machine in this printing house. OTK Group already runs several machines of the Gallus EM model line.

“In the past years we have invested in modernization and capacity increase of narrow web machines. Following the purchase of two EM model line Gallus machines, Gallus Labelmaster was an obvious choice. This machine allows us to print all product groups from the OTK GROUP portfolio, moreover the new technologies significantly increase production productivity”, says Tomáš Latinák, Business Unit Director OTK GROUP, a. s.

Colognia Press, a.s.
Colognia Press, a. s. in Kolín employs 130 people and has a focus on the production of special packaging and labels (self-adhesive labels, safety, peel-off and smart labels, clear blank labels, Braille labels, graphic art labels shrink sleeves, etc.) Therefore, their Gallus Labelmaster is the one with the highest possible configuration: the printing width of 440 mm, ten flexographic printing units, hot foil and cold foil unit, non-stop unwinder and rewinder (Martin Automation – it is absolutely the top of its category on the market), 100% inspection, printing on glue, two exchangeable flexo units, two die-cutting units. The company’s choice of the Labelmaster machine is also based on their good experience with other Gallus machines, both the oldest EM 280 and two newer machines of the highest RCS 330 model line. The new Gallus Labelmaster was put into testing operation at the end of 2019.

Conclusion
The Gallus Labelmaster represents a top technology for label and packaging industry and it was well-accepted by customers all over the world. It is available with a printing width of 340 or 440 mm and in configurations from the basic economic model to the fully equipped Labelmaster Advanced. It represents an excellent choice for printing houses searching for flexible solutions, a reliable and easy-to-use machine and significant production increase. Gallus Labelmaster follows current print-media industry trends such as jobs' run length reduction, price-cutting and reducing the delivery time. KRÁLÍČEK s. r. o., OTK GROUP a. s. and Colognia Press, a. s. are great examples of the flexibility and variability of the Gallus Labelmaster, which can be tailor-made to all printing houses, from smaller, medium to large ones.