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Skanem Willich and why screen printing is indispensable

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Label printers show great interest in “Gallus Wine Days”

This two-day event at Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG in St.Gallen was all about finishing high-end wine labels. During live demonstrations, numerous potential customers were able to see for themselves the many different performance features of the Gallus TCS 250 label press in combination with inline flat bed hot foil embossing on a Pantec RHINO™. more

Gallus organises “Short Run Days” in St.Gallen

More and more label printers are facing the challenge of making short-run production cost-efficient. In response to this trend and to coincide with the 200th Gallus ECS 340 to be successfully installed since this machine system was launched at Labelexpo 2009, Gallus is inviting potential customers from the whole of Europe and the rest of the world to St.Gallen for the “Gallus Short Run Days” on 10 and 11 April 2014. more

Skanem Willich and why screen printing is indispensable

Skanem Willich GmbH, based in Willich, Germany, is part of the Skanem Group, which was founded in Norway in 1905 and is now the largest European printshop group for self-adhesive labels. The company in Germany uses state-of-the-art narrow-web, reel-fed presses equipped with flexographic printing units and embossing and screen printing finishing options to produce high-quality labels for bodycare, household, car maintenance and other care products. Skanem Willich GmbH knows how to harness the added value from screen printing and has cut costs by bringing standardized and automated screen manufacturing in-house. more

RAKO Witzhave expands portfolio with a Gallus ECS 340

By purchasing a Gallus ECS 340, RAKO ETIKETTEN GmbH & Co. KG in Witzhave, headquarters of the international RAKO GROUP, has made a profitable investment. The Gallus press – which is equipped with ten flexographic printing stations, one screen printing station and one cold foil unit for finishing – was successfully added to the company’s existing 26 presses last October. more

Equipped to produce even the most hard-wearing of labels

Appliance Testing Supplies, a flourishing company founded just seven years ago and based in the Australian state of Victoria, was quick to make a name for itself by developing unique products such as a virtually indestructible substrate for hard-wearing labels and its very own range of special-purpose adhesives. It is with justifiable pride that Jason Kiekebosch, the owner of Appliance Testing Supplies, now describes his company as a real growth business. His customers can rest assured that, once labelled, a product stays labelled. more

Label printing in upheaval – how to escape the ruinous competition

Every sector in the printing industry – be it commercial offset printing, newspaper and magazine printing, packaging printing or label printing – is experiencing upheaval. Technical and commercial innovations have stoked up an increasingly ruinous price war. But what are the root causes of this development and how can labelprinters respond to the situation? more

Gallus has its finger on the pulse at Labelexpo 2013

With visitor numbers at its stand up over 30 percent on 2011, numerous promising contacts and impressive machine sales in the double-digit range, Gallus enjoyed an excellent Labelexpo. Due to the many new suppliers of digital presses, countless visitors were looking for guidance in their decision-making process to ensure future-focused label manufacture. With the Gallus Print Shop concept, Gallus demonstrated the practical combination of digital and conventional printing methods along with the finishing of printed rolls in the production environment – an impressive portfolio of solutions. more

Gallus Print Shop concept – a practical combination of digital and conventional printing

At Labelexpo Europe, Gallus was showcasing a practical combination of digital and conventional printing methods in the production environment with its Gallus Print Shop concept. For the first time ever, the benefits of digital and conventional manufacturing processes combined to save time and money in label production. The Gallus Print Shop at Labelexpo included the new Gallus ECS 340 with “Plus” update package, a highly flexible near-line solution comprising the Linoprint L digital printing system from Heidelberg and further processing on the Gallus ECS C for efficient, cost-saving digital label production, and the Gallus EM 430 S with short web concept. All order planning and processing for the three machine systems was linked and controlled by central CERM MIS workflow software. In cooperation with its industrial partner Siegwerk, Gallus was also demonstrating the benefits of LED UV curing technology on the Gallus EM 280 and producing labels live using the latest UV LED inks from Siegwerk. more

Labelexpo 2013 – Gallus exhibits digital print solution for short and variable runs

Gallus will be presenting the Linoprint L drop-on-demand system from Heidelberg at Labelexpo, which will be held in Brussels from 24-27 September, 2013. This will be the first time that Gallus has exhibited the technology at a trade show since it acquired the sales licence in June 2013. Two of the digital printing systems in different working widths will be given the task of producing challenging variable short runs at the Gallus stand, 5B50. While the 210 mm system and the Gallus ECS C will be integrated into the Gallus Print Shop for hybrid label production, the 315 mm system will give visitors an insight into the higher print quality made possible by the new digital front end. more

RAKO ETIKETTEN Süd once again opts for Gallus

In commissioning a Gallus ECS 340, RAKO ETIKETTEN Süd, a subsidiary of the RAKO GROUP founded in 2004, is further extending its competitive edge. more

Sato UK bets on a Gallus EM 510 S

Sato UK, based in Dovercourt, Essex and employing around 60 people, made another future-proofed and well-thought-through investment with the purchase of a Gallus EM 510 S. Equipped with 4 flexo printing units, the new Gallus machine will be mainly used for the production of water- and UV-based roll-to-roll and roll-to-fold labels. more

Gallus adds digital printing solutions from Heidelberg to its portfolio for label printers

Gallus is adding the Heidelberg Linoprint L digital drop-on-demand (DoD) system to its portfolio. It is offering these systems with immediate effect in Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia via its sales and service organisations. Further markets will follow gradually. In this connection, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and the Gallus Group have signed an international sales and service agreement for the Heidelberg Linoprint L digital printing systems. more

Gallus hybrid brings new flexibility on short run work to Label Art

As part of a €1.5 million investment programme, Label Art has installed one of the new Gallus EM 430 S hybrid flexo lines at its plant in Tallaght on the outskirts of Dublin. Nick Coombes visited Ireland and spoke with Sales Director Gerard Molloy about the thinking behind the company’s latest move. more

Lateral thinking brings rewards for Al Mawrid - with inline flexo production of added value folding cartons

When Al Mawrid, the printing and converting company based in Sharjah, UAE, decided to invest in a Gallus ICS 670 press to manufacture folding cartons, it bucked a trend that previously had seen the company produce all of this type of work on a bank of Heidelberg sheet fed offset presses. But significantly, it began to expand the company’s printed packaging offering to new market sectors. Nick Coombes visited the Thomsun Group company to find out what lay behind this pioneering decision. more

Kimoha celebrates its 25th birthday with a Gallus ECS 340 flexo press

The installation of a Gallus ECS 340, often known as the ‘granite press’, at Kimoha Entrepreneurs Ltd in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, south of Dubai, brings to 23 the number of Gallus narrow web label presses installed in the Middle East, where the Swiss manufacturer is represented by Heidelberg ME. It was also the first of its type in the region, according to Kimoha’s Managing Director, Vinesh Bhimani, who prides himself and his company on a development philosophy built around new technology. more

“Label Day” in Italy attracts the crowds

The results of the three days dedicated to the label world and organised by Macchingraf, Gallus’s sales & service partner in Italy, have confirmed the success of this event: with 150 people representing the 80 major companies belonging to the Italian market segment on site. more

Turbel NV buys another Gallus

With the purchase of a Gallus EM 510, the company Turbel NV is increasing the chances of growing success in their served markets. The company, founded in 1955, is widely known as an exclusive distributor of labeling applications on one hand and as a manufacturer of all kinds of labels on the other. more

Gallus is with Screeny screen printing plates “strategic supplier” to Schreiner Group

Gallus has extended its long-standing partnership with Oberschleissheim-based Schreiner Group for Gallus Screeny screen printing plates. The programme for optimising usage and boosting efficiency in rotary screen printing has been agreed for the next two years and is then to be continued as part of ongoing process improvement. more

Parkers future-proof production capability with Gallus EM 430 S Lines

T.W. Parkers, a self-adhesive label and packaging converter, and the UK’s leading supplier of ‘post-mold’ labelling, has installed two Gallus EM 430 S lines at its plant in Bootle on Merseyside to boost efficiency and broaden the scope of its production capability. The two flexo presses replace three older 330mm wide presses, and according to Parkers, have ‘doubled running speeds and have the additional benefit of a wider web width.’ more

New seal of quality – Gallus Screeny Genuine Plates

Redesigning the packaging of all Gallus Screeny products also involved revising the label function and introducing the new “Genuine Plates” seal of quality. This seal of quality guarantees that users really will find what they ordered inside the packaging – an original screen from Gallus. more

Gintzler Graphics buys second Gallus ECS 340 press

Gintzler Graphics will be adding a second Gallus ECS 340 flexographic press at its Buffalo, NY location in late December of 2012. The new press will be the same configuration as the original, but with the addition of a register control. more

Lattice Labels increases capacity with Gallus EM 410 press

Cambridgeshire-based Lattice Labels Limited, one of the larger label printers in the UK in terms of volume, is increasing capacity in order to fulfil incremental business with the purchase of a Gallus EM 410 label press. more

Company synergy brings rewards for Rotakett and Gallus

The Scandinavian market for self-adhesive labels is not large in volume, so the converters who choose to supply it need cost effective production and the ability to offer something different, if they are to attract and sustain business. One company, Rotakett, based in Helsingborg on Sweden’s west coast, has succeeded in building a business in high quality, niche market labels based on a close working relationship with Gallus, the Swiss manufacturer of narrow web presses. more

Lean manufacturing: Gallus Smart Production Concept

Lean manufacturing with Six Sigma and pit stop strategies is becoming increasingly important in the label industry, as in many others. Although high printing quality remains critical, there is now also a greater emphasis on production efficiency as a means of ensuring perfect job processing without sacrificing profit margins, which are coming under growing pressure. more

Multiprint Labels Ltd – Progress through satisfied customers

If a company has been in the highly competitive self adhesive label business for almost 50 years it must be doing something right. Multiprint Labels Ltd situated at Swords near to Dublin airport is fast approaching that landmark anniversary in 2014. more

Gallus Proves Hybrid Print Shop Concept at Labelexpo Americas 2012

Over three days at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, Gallus joined forces with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) to demonstrate efficient integration of multiple printing technologies in a hybrid print shop environment to improve the success of its label printing customers. According to the live demonstrations, the ideal shop consists of high performance flexographic presses for short, medium and long runs, plus digital equipment for very short runs and variable imaging projects, and converting systems positioned either in-line or offline depending on the type of job being run. Each job is controlled by a management information system (MIS) that defines its path, then reports its performance at the end of the run. more

Emirates Printing Press strengthens its packaging business with an investment in a Gallus ICS 670 inline machine system

Emirates Printing Press L.L.C. (EPP), a globally successful, quality oriented printing house headquartered in Dubai in the U.A.E., decided to purchase an inline machine system from Gallus. The Gallus ICS 670 will be used to make folding carton products in a seamless process – from the roll to the finished, die-cut blanks. For the 600 people strong company this investment is the next step in following its strategy to expand its activities in the packaging sector. more

Gallus Print Shop at Labelexpo 2012 – an end-to-end solution for efficient hybrid production of labels

During Labelexpo Americas Gallus is joining forces with Heidelberg to showcase the job-optimised manufacture of labels in a hybrid production environment. Hybrid print production describes the various ways that conventional and digital printing can be used together. The focal point of the presentation at Labelexpo is the Gallus Print Shop concept, which is using a Gallus ECS 340, Gallus ECS C and Heidelberg Linoprint L to show how digital and conventional printing methods can complement each other when used to print labels. The Prinect and CERM workflow solutions from Heidelberg are being used to integrate the different methods. more

Strong Demand for the Inline Solutions Presented at Drupa

Gallus is looking back upon drupa 2012 with great satisfaction. During the 14 days of the fair over 8,000 visitors came to watch the live demonstrations of the Gallus ICS 670 machine system demonstrate the efficiency of inline production of top-quality folding cartons. more

Al Mawrid buys Gallus ICS 670

Al Mawrid Printing & Advertising has invested €4.5m in a Gallus ICS 670 press and associated pre-press equipment in response to growing demand for high-quality packaging in the region. more

A&R Carton invests in a Gallus ICS 670

A&R Carton is putting into operation a completely new-style gravure printing machine from Gallus. The Gallus ICS 670 represents the ultimate efficiency in folding carton processing and is equipped with 11 printing mechanisms, reverse-side printing, cold and hot foiling technology, screen printing, multiple embossing and a panel separation unit. more

New labelprinter in Peru

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

Flex ON relies on Gallus

For some years now, Flex ON, a print shop based in Vestec near Prague, has been playing a key role in producing self-adhesive labels in the Czech Republic. The strength of its market position is supported to a major extent by presses and technologies from Gallus. more

drupa 2012: Maximum productivity and flexibility in inline folding carton converting

At this year's drupa Gallus will be putting the spotlight on the enormous productivity potential in producing folding cartons in an inline process. Visitors to the trade fair will be able to clue up on a number of production solutions for liquid packaging, as well as on the unique process flexibility of Gallus' systems for manufacturing high-quality folding cartons. more

GTECH boosts production capacity for instant games

GTECH Printing Corporation (GPC), based in Florida, is the world's fastest growing and most technologically advanced instant game supplier. GPC has increased its production capacity significantly with its successful commissioning of a 22-station instant ticket game press from Gallus. more

New Gallus sales and service centres in Asia

As part of its ongoing process optimisation and its aim to move closer to the customer in the emerging markets, Gallus is restructuring its organisation in Asia. The company is opening two new Gallus sales and service organisations in South-East Asia and India. more

ASL Print FX comes out top at the 2011 TLMI Label Awards

This year's Label Awards run by the North American industry association TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) once again confirmed that long-time Gallus customer ASL Print FX is among the “best of the best”. more

Gallus ECS 340 goes to UK

TPL Labels, the East Kilbride based label printer, ordered an 8 colour Gallus press on the last day of Labelexpo Europe (1st October, 2011). more

Fit for the future with Gallus Screeny Digital

Labelexpo 2011 once again brought together the who's who of the international label printing industry. The focus for Gallus Screen Printing at this year's show was rotary screen printing and innovative solutions, with the centrepiece being the new Gallus Screeny Digital product category. more

Labelexpo 2011: Gallus hits the mark

Sales of new presses at Labelexpo have already reached high double figures. Based on the huge interest generated by the innovations on show and on numerous highly promising initial meetings, the Gallus Group anticipates that business will continue to be strong after the fair. The successful market launch of the Gallus ECS 340 has been taken to a new level with significant optional extensions. more

PaperWorks Industries Invests in Gallus Flexo Press

Specialized Packaging Group, a division of PaperWorks Industries (Philadelphia, Pa.), ordered and will soon take delivery of a new, state-of-the-art, 10-color 48˝ wide Gallus INTRO flexo press for large-format folding carton production. more

Gallus EM 410 S raises the bar

By commissioning a Gallus EM 410 S, Obchodní tiskárni Kolín (OTK), one of the leading packaging and label manufacturers on the Czech market, is boosting productivity and expanding its range of applications many times over. more

Focus on boosting customers’ productivity – Gallus innovations at Labelexpo Europe

At Labelexpo Europe 2011 in Brussels, Gallus will be showcasing a record number of innovations. more

Crossing print boundaries at New Era Labels

Quality printing takes on a new dimension at New Era Labels with the introduction of the versatile Gallus RCS 330, the first of its kind in South Africa. more

Scan-Figus invests to grow its label and ticket business

One of the leading label printers in Sweden, Scan-Figus, based in Gothenburg, has completed an extraordinary programme of investment that has seen a move to a new purpose-built 5000 square metre factory unit and the installation of a whole raft of new technology including nine Gallus presses. more

A world first – the Gallus ECS 340 configurator

Gallus is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to innovation with the world's first configurator for a label press. The configurator for the Gallus ECS 340 makes it quick and easy for potential and existing Gallus customers to get an idea of their future “dream label press”. more

Shanghai Railway Printing buys Gallus EM 260

By purchasing a Gallus EM 260 press, Shanghai Railway Printing Co., Ltd. is expanding its market offering and thus creating additional business opportunities. more

Graphispag Barcelona 2011 – Gallus ECS 340 goes to school

During the week of the 45th Graphispag Barcelona trade fair, Gallus achieved outstanding results at the stand of Lapeyra & Taltavull through live demonstrations of the Gallus ECS 340. After the trade fair, the press is going to the Antoni Algueró Graphic Arts School in Barcelona. more

ASL Print FX enjoys success with the Gallus RCS 330

ASL Print FX was one of the first companies in North America to install a Gallus RCS 330. Soon after investing in the 12-station press in 2005, this medium-sized company was achieving results that made it a popular choice with customers in the food and wine industries. more

RAKO – official opening in South Africa with the Gallus EMS

At the end of February, the German-based RAKO-GROUP officially opened its new production site in Cape Town, South Africa. At the heart of the new production facility is a Gallus EMS. more

Gallus ECS 340 wins iF product design award 2011

The iF product design award exhibition 2011 showcases all iF award-winning products, including the Gallus ECS 340. It opened during CeBIT in Hanover, which ran from 1 to 5 March 2011. more

Gallus ECS 340 Road Show opens in Atlanta

Gallus opened its US Road Show with a stop in Atlanta, Georgia following its introduction at Labelexpo in Chicago. The Road Show is designed to introduce the Gallus ECS 340 label printing press to the North American marketplace, one stop at a time. more

Labelgraphics buys a second Gallus RCS 430 combination press

Labelgraphics has invested in a second Gallus RCS 430 combination press in response to production demands for more capacity and flexibility. more

John Watson takes first Gallus RCS 330 offset combination press in UK

UK’s longest offset-combination multi-process press will broaden business opportunities. Glasgow label printer, John Watson and Co Ltd, is broadening its market offering in order to increase business opportunities with the purchase of the UK’s first Gallus RCS 330 offset combination press. more

Rotakett the first Scandinavian label print shop to invest in a Gallus RCS 330

Rotakett AB is the first Scandinavian label print shop to purchase a Gallus RCS 330. The press will be installed and commissioned in Helsingborg (Sweden) at the turn of the year 2010. The modular inline press with direct drive technology will significantly boost the print shop's productivity. more

Ral Print buys first Gallus ECS 340 in Brazil

Ral Print Etiquetas e Rótulos Adesivos based in Sumaré in the state of São Paolo is the first Brazilian labelprinting company to have a Gallus ECS 340 flexographic printing press, made by the Swiss company Gallus. more

Gallus ECS 340 road show gets off to a successful start at Labelexpo Americas 2010 in Chicago

The start of the North American road show marked the extended launch of the new Gallus ECS 340 at Labelexpo Americas 2010. At the trade fair, the press was unveiled in operation on a converted truck trailer – and will now spend the forthcoming months touring the U.S. more

Necrology Ferdinand Rüesch-Ebneter

Ferdinand Rüesch-Ebneter, founder of the engineering company Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG and of the international Gallus Group based in St. Gallen, died in St. Gallen on 9 September 2010, aged 86, surrounded by his family. more

Open house shows first Latin American installation of Gallus ECS 340

The company C5 Design hosted an open house at its facility in Tultitlán on the outskirts of Mexico City on the day after the Label Summit Latin America in May 2010. Around 40 people saw demonstrations of the Gallus ECS 340 granite press, the first installation of the machine in Latin America. more

RAKO also uses the Gallus RCS for offset printing

The RAKO GROUP is one of the largest and most modern adhesive label manufacturers in Europe. The group's workforce of 1,000 operate a total of 90 printing presses at a number of sites throughout Europe and Asia. more

Successful Launch of New Gallus CCS 510 Press at St. Neots Packaging Ltd. and New Sandwich Pack

As part of a major investment for a new product launch St. Neots Packaging Ltd. have recently installed a Gallus CCS 510 in-line machine system from Gallus Stanz- und Druckmaschinen GmbH of Weiden Germany. more

Gallus ECS 340 at Stratus Group Inc. in USA

The Stratus Group, Inc., is known for its production of high-quality pressure-sensitive and folding cartons. And, the 17-year-old, Hamilton, OH-based company recently added to its capabilities with the installation of a nine-color, 13-in Gallus ECS 340 UV flexo press. more

Innovative UV-LED drying on the Gallus ECS 340

Working in cooperation with partners Siegwerk Switzerland and Phoseon Technology/USA, Gallus has developed an LED-UV drying system for narrow-web rotary presses that is being unveiled to a specialist audience at Labelexpo 2009. more

From the Gallus stand at Labelexpo, the new Gallus ECS 340 went straight into production at bsb-label

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

Successful launch of the new Gallus ECS 340 at Labelexpo Europe 2009

Gallus managed a very successful launch of the Gallus ECS 340 with sales at Labelexpo in the 2-digit area. The numerous visitors of the booth were impressed by the highest innovative concept of the Gallus ECS 340. more