More than 130 visitors at Gallus Print Media Center Label witnessed live demonstrations of the Labelmaster and Labelfire presses at the company’s historic plant in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Printing experts talked about the latest developments regarding low migration as well as digital white applications at the Knowledge Forum held at the event.
The first Gallus Open Day in 2020 in Switzerland was packed with insights into Gallus and Heidelberg solutions and innovative applications for smart label production. Visitors were able to see efficient state-of-the-art label production as well as the latest Labelexpo highlights such as the Labelfire with Digital Embellishment Unit (DEU) and Digital Metallic Doming; and, the Labelmaster with the new Digital Printbar and new Rotary Die-Cut Unit Quick.
Cost-efficient label production with the Gallus Labelfire was shown at speeds up to 70 meters a minute (230 ft/min). The hybrid press has a digital heart consisting of a 7-color inkjet print unit. The Labelfire was demonstrated together with the optionally integrated Digital Embellishment Unit (DEU) module in order to show the production of highly embellished products. Digital foiling effects, as well as relief and haptic effects, were also shown and impressed the customers at the event.
Low migration and digital modules
The Gallus Labelmaster with the new digital printbar was explained in detail during the workshop about digital modules. Printing digital white with inkjet can now be included on each Gallus machine system by adding the Digital Printbar. Premiered at Labelexpo Europe 2019, the sales release is planned for the third quarter of 2020.
In the Print Media Center visitors could further see how efficient label production is possible on a Gallus Labelmaster Advanced with a production speed of up to 200 meters a minute. A further part of the open day event for invited guests were expert talks on low migration requirements, one of the most relevant topics within the label printing market, especially for consumer products in the food and beverage segments. Heidelberg-Gallus also has a new online portal for label converters www.label-experts.com.
The next event for customers and interested printers and converters will be in June 2020 during Heidelberg’s ‘drupa at Wiesloch’ at the headquarters of Heidelberg Druckmaschinen taking place from June 18-20 and 22-23, 2020.