Printing Industries of America (PIA), the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, awarded the Gallus Labelfire 340 with the renowned InterTech Technology Award for 2017. The Gallus Labelfire realized an outstanding engineering achievement by introducing industrialized digital print label production, leading label printers into the digital future of one of the printing industry’s biggest growth segments.
Gallus Labelfire enables industrial digital converting
The Gallus Labelfire addresses the growing demand for cost-effective production of short, medium, versioned and variable data label runs. The system combines state-of-the-art inkjet printing heads with the benefits of conventional printing and various inline processing possibilities. It provides label printers with the strengths of digital inkjet printing combined with inline finishing processes enable to varnish, embellish and further process labels inline – from the roll to the finished die-cut label in a single production operation. By launching this new technology, Heidelberg and Gallus are actively shaping change in the business models used in the label segment, offering users a versatile, innovative and cost-effective solution.
“The press innovatively combines inkjet printing, flexo printing, embellishing, and converting; the judges could see the impact of a press that can do it all in a single pass,” said Jim Workman, vice president of Printing Industries of America’s Center for Research and Technology. Printing Industries of America first presented the InterTech Technology Award in 1978. Each year, the association recognizes print media innovations in a variety of categories. For further information, please visit: www.printing.org/intertech