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Pilot Italia bought the first Gallus Labelmaster for Italy at Labelexpo Europe.
(from left to right: Uwe Alexander (Gallus), Andrea Citernesi (Heidelberg Italy), Antonio Panariti (Plant Manager Pilot Italia), Marco Prato, Alberto Mazzoleni (both Heidelberg Italy), Andrea Vimercati (Chief Operations Officer Pilot Italia), Michael Ring, Jonny Dörig (both Gallus)
St. Gallen, September 2017 – There is something “Italian” at the Gallus stand at Labelexpo Europe (25-28 September 2017, Brussels Expo): Gallus Labelfire that will be on display, right after the fair will become the first installation of this system in Italy. To choose it is Pilot Italia, a company based in Cornate d'Adda (near Milano) specialized in self-adhesive labels and recognized by the market as a leader in areas such as Home & Personal Care, Food and Beverage, Pharma.
Quality and flexibility of Gallus Labelfire convinced Pilot Italia that it was exactly what they were looking for. This is a roll-to-roll digital printing system that can be integrated with screen printing, flexographic and laminating units (pre and post digital printing unit) that can work 1200x1200 dpi at 50 meters per minute, creating complex labels and embellished in a single passage.
The system that will be installed at Pilot Italia in October will have a tailor-made configuration for the needs of the Italian company: it has two flexo units upstream (before digital printing) and three flexo units in downstream (after the digital drive), all interchangeable with screen printing units. Two cold foil or plastification units, upstream and downstream, and a semi-rotary die cutting unit in the final position to cut at 50 mt/ minute any kind of material.
With this system, Pilot Italia can make its motto "label that does not exist… we have already imagined" because the Gallus Labelfire versatility is infinite. It is possible to print high-quality labels with embellishments such as foils or braille and variable data: one million labels edition can include 4000 variants - tastes, colours, languages and a QR-code that makes them unique - with the possibility to print on the glue so that the label can also be read on transparent bottle as well. All in one pass just like in a traditional machine, but without the cost and setup time between one version and the other.