Edition 22 / July 2010
Welcome to the 22nd edition of Gallus In Touch. In this edition, one of the first Gallus ECS 340 customers describes his experiences of the first press with a core made of technical granite. We also put the spotlight on several interesting aspects relating to sustainability in label production and report on a new printing accessory in the Gallus portfolio – the aluminium printing cylinder sleeve. more
The bsb-group is active in a number of different fields. One of the newest additions to the bsb family is bsb-label GmbH, founded in January 2004. The company was one of the first to use the new machine concept of the Gallus ECS 340. After reserving the demo press exhibited at Labelexpo, bsb-label GmbH has been using the new unit at its premises in Bielefeld since October 2009. For bsb-label, the new Gallus ECS 340 came onto the market at just the right time. The company had already spent some time searching for the right press to help it gain a foothold in the flexographic printing sector. more
Most Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers and retailers are stating that sustainability is increasingly central to their business – but what does “sustainability” mean? What are some of the new ways that FMCG manufacturers will be taking to reduce costs, boost profits and improve the lives of the people they serve (while also helping to reduce their environmental impacts)? This paper discusses some sustainability trends and how label printers can reduce cost in consideration of sustainability. more
If presses have printing cylinder sleeves, it is widely assumed that the sleeves in question are synthetic. Since sleeve technology became commonplace in label printing, numerous different synthetic sleeves have established themselves in practice. Although their lightweight design makes for easier handling, synthetic sleeves do have their disadvantages. These include ageing and loss of precision. The aluminium printing cylinder sleeve that is now available on the Gallus EMS does not age and thus offers an excellent alternative to synthetic sleeves. more
In the last two Gallus InTouch issues we reported on techniques and applications of Gallus RCS offset printing. The last part of this series considers the optimisation of processes in label printing. more
In order to maintain optimum print quality over the entire service life of an offset press, it is essential to take proper care of its key components – the offset printing units. more
In view of the ever fiercer competition within the label printing industry, label printers are under constant pressure to improve their production strategies.
Efficient processes, effective cost control, a high level of innovation, consistently high quality, excellent reliability and minimal waste are now more than ever the cornerstones of business success for today's label printers.
Gallus Rotascreen takes these developments into account and helps label printers reduce the total cost of ownership. The Screeny Process Efficiency Package (Screeny PEP) serves this very purpose.
At the beginning of this year Gallus took a major step in marketing its products and services in Brazil. A longstanding professional in the Brazilian narrow web industry joined the Gallus family and represents Gallus in Brazil. more
The series entitled “Labelprinting – experience gained in practice” looks at everyday challenges encountered in labelprinting and how to overcome them. In this issue we take a look at “Colour irregularities”. more