Edition 42 / June 2015

Editorial

Dear readers and customers,

Welcome to the 42nd edition of Gallus in Touch, our second newsletter this year.

In global terms, the production of self-adhesive labels using digital printing processes is currently a profitable niche application that is enjoying strong growth. In order to support label buyers – including their growing demands regarding the use of variable data – label printers must always keep up to date with the existing digital printing systems. However, this remains a big challenge for many label printers due to a confusing supplier situation. The latest part of the new series Digital Now: Hybrid printing systems provides full details of the challenges involved in selecting a digital converting system.

Other interesting topics covered in this edition are as follows:

Monarch Graphics in the Indian city of Noida decided to purchase a Gallus ECS 340, which was installed by Gallus in March 2015 and is already operating at full speed. Read about this success story and find out more about the company’s endeavours to be as green as possible in the article Gallus ECS 340 commissioned at Monarch Graphics.

Precision means top quality, safety, performance and reliability. Gallus Screeny is a byword for these values and is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. Three decades have already passed since Gallus developed the screen printing plate system for rotary screen printing in narrow-web label printing. And today Gallus Screeny continues to deliver the best technical solutions geared specifically to its customers. Take a trip back in time with our article entitled Gallus Screeny – 30 years of tradition, precision and innovation to discover the origins, successes and values of Gallus Screeny.

The Gallus Screeny screen printing plate system is a tried-and-tested, universally applicable Gallus technology. Numerous customers can therefore benefit from this system, whether or not they own a Gallus press – a benefit appreciated by many a label printer. Read the article Repro house IGS supplies Gallus Screeny for the Southeast Asia market to find out how Asian label printers can obtain Gallus Screeny screen printing plates from Innovative Graphic Solution (IGS) in Thailand.

Due to the outstanding performance of the two Gallus ECS 340 machine systems at Baumgarten in Brazil and the need for good, well-trained label printing staff, printing school SENAI and Gallus have decided to join forces to train young Brazilian print technicians. The article entitled Brazilian printing school SENAI granted access to Gallus ECS 340 provides full details of this collaboration and its importance for the young apprentices.

In our We are Gallus feature for this issue, we introduce you to Werner Krummenacher. A Regional Sales Manager at Gallus, he is based in Bangkok and is responsible for selling Gallus products in Thailand, Myanmar and Pakistan.

Kind regards,

Stefan Heiniger                                           Christof Naier
COO Label Business                                  VP Sales & Marketing


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