Edition 30 / June 2012
Welcome to the 30th edition of Gallus In Touch.
With 2012 being a “drupa year”, the Gallus Folding Carton and Screen Printing divisions took part in the event from 3 to 16 May in Düsseldorf, Germany. We used this opportunity to showcase a Gallus ICS 670 equipped with an FCL 670 inline flatbed diecutter, which produced typical folding carton and card products using combination printing (incl. screen printing). Our product and service portfolio for the folding carton industry generated huge interest among visitors, and we anticipate that business will continue to be strong after the fair. This is the first time that we are reporting on our folding carton activities in Gallus In Touch, our online magazine fur customers in the label industry. This is due in no small part to the high number of label printers who visited the Gallus stand at drupa. more
Developing the new Gallus EM 430 S involved introducing a new control platform along with numerous machine innovations. The Gallus EM 430 S is based on the same platform as the Gallus ECS 340 and Gallus is now making systematic use of the resultant synergies between the two machine systems. more
From 1 May 2012, all Gallus Screeny products have been delivered in new packaging (see Gallus In Touch Edition 29 / March 2012). Redesigning the packaging also involved revising the label function and introducing the new “Genuine Plates” seal of quality. more
Grupo Fibrafil, based in the Peruvian capital Lima, is one of the leading Latin-American manufacturers of two agro-industrial products used in greenhouses – sun protection materials and binding twine for tomatoes. The company is now entering the label market and has therefore invested in a Gallus ECS 340 flexographic press. more
The global sleeve label market is growing faster than any other labelling technology. The introduction of new label materials and labelling technologies and the associated cost savings in label production help explain this growth. However, the success of sleeve labels throws up new challenges for the packaging and labelling industry, for example if PET bottles with sleeve labels are to be recycled. The aim of this article is to provide more information about sleeve labels. more
An increasing number of food products are manufactured on an industrial scale and sold through retail chains. As a result, their manufacture and sale are subject to ever stricter regulations. Virtually all countries now have detailed food safety standards. Given that around half of all food products are packaged, food contact materials – such as the label – are subject to regulations just like the actual product, its ingredients and the associated declaration. A series of three articles aims to explain how label printing is affected, the consequences and how the situation is successfully dealt with in practice, taking the European market as an example. This first article focuses on the basic relevance of regulations for label printers. more
The growth of a broader middle class in many emerging markets is having a long-term impact on packaging markets and the demand for packaged goods. These developments, in turn, are boosting demand for high-quality labels and local manufacturing facilities. Gallus is therefore continually expanding its network of sales and service centres in emerging markets to ensure a local service for label printers in these areas.
This edition of Gallus In Touch introduces you to our new organisation in India – Gallus India Private Limited. more
Full customer service for older generation Gallus machines – the Gallus Group's recently founded Gallus Parts & Services profit centre provides all services and parts logistics for Gallus letterpress machines. more
Flexographic printing is one of the most important label printing methods. High print speeds, outstanding colour brilliance, the finest resolutions and very good printing consistency are just a few of the reasons why this method is becoming increasingly popular. However, optimum printing conditions and compliance with a number of basic rules are essential if excellent print results are to be achieved. This two-part article takes a closer look at the features of flexographic printing and the key influencing factors. more
Sebastian Gombert's links with the Gallus Group date back to his student days. He assisted the designers in the technology department as a temp while also writing his dissertation on the Gallus ECS 340. On completing his studies, the graduate mechanical engineer first worked as a development engineer at Gallus and was then put in charge of the product line for this very press. more