GM (Grafisk Maskinfabrik) will show its Danish engineering and manufacturing expertise in label converting and finishing at the 2017 edition of Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations set for March 28-31. Efficiencies in the digital production of multi-layer and self-adhesive labels will be presented with the integrated GM equipment in live application demonstrations.
GM has gained a solid experience in label converting and finishing over the last 40 years, and will bring its combination of experience and technology to the Xeikon Café. Its in-register lamination module will show the advantages of access to the full web width providing increased production capacity and flexibility in the multi-layer label design and size. Tool-less finishing of digitally printed self-adhesive labels, in addition to leaflets and folding carton for smaller runs and shorter lead times will also be demonstrated by their DC330Hybrid laser die cutter in automotive, health & beauty, pharmaceutical, promotional, beverage, wine and spirits segments.
“The Xeikon Café is where to meet the industry’s most advanced printers and converters with a unique outlook and insights,” said Uffe Nielsen, CEO of GM. “The interactive structure of the event is beneficial in learning more about the evolving digital print trends and the participants requirements, to develop ground-breaking projects together.”
The compact but advanced GM in-register lamination unit utilises the full web with providing efficient production of multi-layer labels in doubling capacity and full flexibility in the label design and size, an advantage in promoting giveaways, detailed instructions, multilingual information, and displaying legal text. Advanced full servo control ensures perfect register between the top and bottom layer, and the system automatically controls web tension and register, while providing instant feedback to the user on the built-in touch screen.
To counter the challenges of smaller runs and shorter lead times, GM offers the DC330Hybrid laser and die combo converter. With the hybrid, fast day-to-day labels can be made on the laser and longer runs or difficult materials can be processed on the conventional semi-rotary die cut module. Offering zero changeover time and no die plate cost, the laser die cutter is a perfect partner for a digital press, and is also a good example of ‘Industry 4.0’ automation where the press and the finishing machine are tightly connected.