DRG Technologies, a leader in providing high-end, innovative product identification solutions, has invested in its second Mark Andy Performance Series P7 press to enhance capabilities and capacity, bringing new market opportunities to the more than 30 year strong business based out of Safford, Arizona, US. Since the installation of their first Performance Series P7 in 2012, DRG Technologies has been keeping the press busy running three shifts a day and producing a variety of pressure-sensitive labels and insert cards. The quick change capabilities of the Performance Series have been a distinct advantage when running these multiple SKU products, allowing them to plan and manage jobs based on client demand. The positive experience with the Performance Series press, combined with an interest in pursuing new markets, fuelled DRG’s interest in acquiring an additional press to further expand their operation.
In 2014, DRG did just that, investing in a second Performance Series P7 for their pressroom. The 13- inch press, recently installed, has already begun production of a variety of prime labels and pressure-sensitive film labels. Both presses are equipped with rail-mounted web turn bars, allowing DRG more application flexibility including extended content and back-side printing, as well as additional decoration capabilities for higher-end labels and packaging. The speed in which the P7 presses set up and run, and the minimal material waste created, allow DRG to be a low-cost, competitive provider in the markets they serve.
The ease of operation allows each press to be made-ready and run by a single operator, supported by a strong prepress support team assisting in the offline set up of subsequent jobs, increasing press productivity. DRG has been impressed with the quality of the product coming off the presses with all products meeting or exceeding applicable government and quality regulations.
“The acquisition of the second P7 and the opportunity to create a dedicated ‘cell’ approach allow DRG to offer our clients ‘best in class’ flexographic product manufacturing. Quality and competitiveness is unsurpassed,” says Paul Forsythe, president and COO of DRG Technologies.
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