An MPS EF 430 next-generation flexo press has been installed at Sungsin, a Korean labels specialist, for the printing of multi-layer adhesive labels. Müller Korea, MPS’ local partner, and MPS Systems Asia facilitated the sale and installation of the machine.
Sungsin’s new EF flexo press has features such as the MPS inline laminator to easily laminate pre-printed webs; a laminator for cold foil; the MPS cross-over unit to slit the web and place the separate layers on top of each other; the MPS rail system for easy positioning of converting units on the press; eSleeve technology providing predictable print results with increased speeds; and MPSConnect for real-time performance insights of the press through data collection and analysis.
Traditionally a letterpress printer, Sungsin specializes in pharmaceutical labels, multilayer labels, booklets, and agricultural labels. Müller Korea has had a long-standing partnership with Sungsin since 2016 providing pharmaceutical printing solutions from H+H, Prati, and Smag Graphique.
“The MPS EF press is Sungsin’s first entry into flexo label printing,” said Nakyeon Cho, president and owner of Müller Korea. “They were impressed with the range of the EF’s innovative technology designed by MPS, especially the multiple options to facilitate multi-layer label production combined with the very stable web path and easy registration. The combination of local technical specialists from our team and MPS Systems Asia was also a key factor in the press investment.”
“In addition to owning a highly automated flexo machine, gaining the maximum from it is where our performance press feedback via MPSConnect comes in,” said Tim Klappe, managing director, Asia-Pacific at MPS. “Through ongoing data analysis collected from MPSConnect, report generation, goal-setting, and ongoing hands-on training, we can assist Sungsin with a reduction of waste and errors, and major gains in productivity and capacity to achieve the optimum benefits of flexo label printing.”
As a manufacturer of high-quality and highly automated flexo, offset and hybrid printing presses in the label and packaging industry, MPS looks beyond the machine through intensive cooperation with its customers.