Hub Labels Improves Productivity, Label Quality with Heidelberg-Gallus Labelfire 340
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Press release from the issuing company
Kennesaw, Ga. – Hub Labels Inc. of Hagerstown, Maryland is leading the way in the label market with their Labelfire 340 digital/flexo hybrid press from Heidelberg-Gallus —providing shorter runs and lead times while also maintaining their customers’ expectations for high quality.
Hub Labels’ Solution
Combining the latest digital printing technology with the benefits of conventional printing and further processing technology, the Gallus Labelfire 340 is raising the bar in the label market. The Labelfire is a complete in-line solution handling digital, flexo, cold foil, rotary screen, and die-cutting from start to finish — all from a single machine. Running at 50m/min, the Labelfire enables Hub Labels to exceed customers’ demands of shorter runs and lead times.
“While the Labelfire gives us tremendous productivity, I happily found that the press also matches our customers’ demand for quality and color,” said Dahbura. “I’ve seen excellent resolution of 600x600 dpi on other machines, but the 1200x1200 dpi resolution on the Labelfire is just incredible.”
On the digital side, the Labelfire features the latest inkjet technology with 7 colors plus white and three flexo conventional print units. Depending on customers’ label design needs, the press is able to print flexo white or digital white without slowing down the press speeds. “It can be extremely expensive to throw down a heavy coat of white digitally. This analog digital hybrid model allows us to use a less expensive UV flexo white and then hit it with digital to change the embellishment — giving the customer a great finished product,” said Dahbura.
A Platform — Not Just A Press
With the Heidelberg-Gallus integration, Hub Labels receives more than just the combined technical advancements that helped create the Labelfire — they also have access to the entire product and service portfolios of both companies from a single source.
“With my first digital press, I just received what I had purchased — a digital press. With the Labelfire, I’m now working with a whole ecosystem of software, hardware, and consumables from Heidelberg-Gallus that all work really well together,” said Dahbura. “Heidelberg-Gallus offers a complete platform, not just a press, which is the solution that will help Hub Labels succeed.”
Thomas Dahbura, President of Hub Labels, with Labelfire 340.
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