Gallus develops new digital label printing system

27 May 2018

Gallus has developed Smartfire, a new digital label printing system designed as an affordable option for short runs.

Debuting at the Gallus Innovation Days event on June 26-28, 2018 in St Gallen, Switzerland, Smartfire is described as being, ‘designed for constantly changing short runs and furthermore represents an affordable solution for any label printer who is interested in going into digital label printing.’

Other technologies to be shown at Gallus Innovation Days 2018 are to include: Gallus Labelfire, equipped with a fully integrated screen printing unit; Gallus Labelmaster Advanced with automatic transverse and longitudinal register control; Gallus RCS 430 with flying imprint and fast UV ink drying thanks to a UV booster; and Gallus ECS 340, featured with web shifting for the manufacture of multilayer labels.

On top of that, the Gallus screen printing department will be presenting the whole production process of a Screeny A-Line printing plate, from screen exposure with the new Phoenix UV LED exposing system by Heidelberg, to the development of a new automated washing and drying system by Gallus Screeny, to the final assembly of the ready-to-print screen printing plate.

Heidelberg equipment presentations will cover in-mold printing with the rotative die-cutter Speedmaster XL 160-DD, and 3D printing with the Omnifire 250. Cerm will introduce new mobile features for its business management software.

Additionally during Gallus Innovation Days 2018, Gallus and Heidelberg experts will be showing how digitization will change the label business and how the two companies are going to jointly support their customers in ‘mastering this paradigm shift’.