Edition 40 / December 2014
Nordvalls uses the latest technology with Gallus Screeny Digital
Northern Europe is known for its innovations and intelligent technical solutions. This is why prestigious label print shop Nordvalls also relies on Gallus Screeny Digital for the latest prepress technology in its blockmaking operations for screen printing.
Nordvalls operates three production sites in Sweden, making it the country’s largest printer of labels.
Nordvalls customers expect top-quality screen-printed labels supplied to extremely tight deadlines. To meet these requirements, this model company in Sweden recently completely revamped its blockmaking operations for rotary screen printing formes. Using Gallus Screeny Digital printing plates means that the production of screen printing formes is now fully integrated into the existing digital workflow for flexographic and offset printing formes. Digital data is now transferred directly to the printing forme (computer to plate) for all printing processes at Nordvalls.
Nordvalls is on a digital journey – straight from the screen to printing forme.
This automates and standardises prepress operations. Fewer process steps are thus required for blockmaking, which improves productivity and reliability in production. This, in turn, makes it easier to plan production operations, as the print shop can deliver more labels by the agreed deadlines, even in the case of tight timeframes and short-notice changes to deadlines. Gallus Screeny Digital is based on technological enhancements to the Gallus Screeny S-Line generation that achieve optimum ink flow, high stability and maximum resistance to torsional forces. Gallus Screeny boasts by far the widest range of rotary screen printing plates on the market, which now also enables Nordvalls to offer its customers every conceivable screen printing application.
Maximum standardisation and automation. Nordvalls makes its screen printing plates using an ESKO CDI – along the same lines as it produces flexographic and offset printing formes.
Nordvalls has been a successful player in the printing industry for more than a century and currently produces all kinds of self-adhesive labels, from premium-quality, multi-colour decorative labels to unprinted labels for further processing in thermo transfer printers. Nordvalls also manufactures shrink sleeves, package inserts, sachets and RFID solutions. It currently supplies print products to six market segments – pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, logistics and transport, chemical engineering, cosmetics, and wood, pulp and paper. Nordvalls is an owner-run company and the largest label printer in Sweden, where it operates three production sites. The Nordic labels specialist currently employs 140 personnel. www.nordvalls.seback