New York Label & Box Works leads the flexo way
Edale British manufacturers and engineers of tailor-made flexographic printing and converting solutions has announced that New York Label & Box Works is the first company in the US to invest in an Edale FL5, flexographic, single-pass, carton press and inline flat bed die cutter.
Edale British manufacturers and engineers of tailor-made flexographic printing and converting solutions has
announced that New York Label & Box Works is the first company in the US to invest in an Edale FL5, flexographic, single-pass, carton press and inline flat bed die cutter.
Incorporated in 1878, New York Label & Box Works has facilities in New York and New Jersey, and provide packaging services for companies throughout the metropolitan and surrounding areas. Over the years, the company has evolved to meet the demands of an ever more sophisticated marketplace, such as cosmetics, health, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, vitamin and nutraceutical industries.
The company has more recently invested in an FL5, 510mm, 20-inch, 8 colour, single-pass flexographic carton and label press, the ultimate single-pass press and most versatile on the market. Said to be the first of ‘its kind’ in the US, the press comes with 1500mm in diameter unwind, allowing for much longer runs to be achieved before roll change is required and can handle substrates up to 700-micron board. It also includes Edale’s (AiiR) Autonomous inking, impression plus EZ register technology which guarantees precision throughout the print run, improves quality and reduces waste.
With the FL5 the company will be able to achieve all its printing requirements efficiently in a single-pass, including reverse and topside printing, lamination, cast and cure, cold foiling, rewind facility, decurl and inline Flat Bed Die Cutting, including embossing and waste stripping. The finished cartons will then be effortlessly delivered onto a shingling conveyor for easy removal.
Darren Pickford, sales director at Edale, commented: “We have known New York Label & Box since 2014 and were delighted when they joined us last year for a virtual demonstration to see the FL5 press in production of cartons. They were very impressed with the quality of the print, single-pass efficiency, and cost benefits.
“Many businesses in the US recognise the benefits of flexographic printing in the label market; however, we are proud to announce that New York Label & Box are the first company in the US to invest in an Edale FL5, flexographic single-pass carton press.
“They have for many years shown an interest in a flexographic printing solution for cartons and have now embraced the concept of single-pass carton production, and were not afraid to step out of the traditional ‘offset mindset’.
With their ambitious plans, we believe they will be pioneers of inline folding cartons and will lead the market. We look forward to supporting them every step of their journey.”
Steven Haedrich, president, New York Label & Box Works, commented: “We specialise in the Label and Carton Board market which is growing and the innovation and technologies the FL5 could offer us is exactly what we needed to handle the ambitious plans we have for our carton production.
“We are very proud to be the first US company to invest in the FL5 flexographic carton press technology.
This will be a ‘game changer’ for us and our customer, and we proudly lead the way. We are really excited to be the first company in the US and we are very confident that our investment in Edale and our FL5 flexographic technology will be the best possible solution for our customers.”