SPGPrints strengthens commitment to Portuguese label industry with appointment of Ruy de Lacerda as agents for graphics division
Furthermore, with 14 customer-facing staff and a laboratory at its Porto site, the company will provide technical consultancy, training, testing, maintenance and a local supply of consumable products.
SPGPrints has a long-established presence in Portugal, helping major label converters to offer added-value solutions for the port and wine market with its rotary screen technology.
David Zamith, managing director of Ruy de Lacerda, comments: “Rotary screen is uniquely capable of applying thick coverage quickly. As a result, Portuguese label converters are discovering the process’s effectiveness for creating valuable effects inline. These include striking images using glossy, matte and tactile varnishes, vibrant colours, opaque features and functional features from Braille to anti-counterfeit solutions.”
Highlights of the portfolio of graphics systems and equipment products include:
• The RSI® rotary screen printing modules, integrating smoothly alongside flexo, letterpress, offset and gravure processes.
• Re-imageable RotaMesh® and re-usable RotaPlate® long-life non-woven nickel screens. These print ink and varnishes in deposits of up to 250µm in one pass, at speeds of up to 150m/min.
• Digital and analogue screen cylinder imaging systems. One example is the variLEX® hybrid CTP (computer-to-plate) and CTS (computer-to-screen) processor gives the label and packaging industry a single, digital imaging solution for high-definition flexo, dry-offset, screen and letterpress printing formes.
• The DSI® digital UV-inkjet press and its specially formulated inks.