Edition 23 / September 2010
Welcome to the 23rd edition of Gallus In Touch.
A decade ago, at drupa 2000, Gallus showcased the prototype of a machine system called the Gallus RCS 330 – a rotary converting system with printing and working widths of 330 mm.
Our vision was simple, clear and ambitious – to achieve a quantum leap in productivity (compared to all existing narrow-web presses) through maximum job change efficiency and process flexibility. more
Gallus is inaugurating its North American road show for the new Gallus ECS 340 by making the first stop of its tour at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, September 14-16, 2010. In fact, the entire booth will feature the road show theme with the new Gallus ECS 340 in operation, just as it will be presented at other stops following the show. Gallus is scheduling a major road trip across the country to show as many people as possible what this press concept is all about. more
Gintzler Graphics, Inc., an 80-year-old company in Buffalo, New York, specializes in high quality narrow web label printing for pharmaceutical, health/beauty and specialty foods packaging. Operating out of a 35,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with 11 flexographic presses, Gintzler takes pride in delivering exceptional quality and responsive service to its customers at a competitive price. more
In the past booklet labels were predestined mainly for pharmaceutical applications but today booklet labels are ubiquitous in the consumer goods industry. This segment is growing globally. This article gives you an overview of booklet label applications and the corresponding market trends. more
Portuguese company VOX was founded in 1975 and now employs 130 people. Its reputation as a leading manufacturer of high-finish wine labels extends far beyond the local region. Until the turn of the millennium, founder and owner Manuel Ribeiro focused exclusively on wet-glue labels produced on sheetfed offset presses. VOX was very quick to spot the trend towards self-adhesive labels in the high-finish wine label segment and invested considerable funds in setting up a production operation for these labels. Five Gallus TCS 250 presses are now among the equipment printing high-finish wine and oil labels. more
Midway through 2009, GEWA Etiketten GmbH switched its prepress for self-adhesive labels from the conventional process with films to computer-to-plate (CtP) exposure. Since then, the company has been the only one in the world to expose letterpress, flexographic and offset plates and the Gallus Screeny printing plates on a single CtP output unit – the Lüscher XPose! 230 4FLEX. more
Printing cylinder sleeves are made from plastic or aluminium. Both have their advantages, but a crucial benefit of aluminium sleeves is the fact that they age more slowly than plastic ones. Ageing has a significant impact on sleeves' mechanical properties, which has a visible effect on print quality. more
At the beginning of this year, Daniel Zeidler took charge of Customer Services and also joined the Gallus Group Management Team. The 38-year-old Swiss national is married and has a son.
Zeidler has broad-based experience, in particular in the field of supply chain management, and is no stranger to managerial responsibility. more
The series entitled “Label printing – experience gained in practice” looks at everyday challenges encountered in label printing and how to overcome them. In this issue we take a look at printing plate overinking. more