The new finishing line at Amberley 

 

Amberley Adhesive Labels, in Dorset, has recently taken delivery of a new Digicon series 3 converting line from AB Graphic International to add more capacity and flexibility in its finishing department.

The modular system has been tailored to the company’s requirements with two flexo stations for adding colours, varnishes or cold foil, plus a hot foil/embossing head as well as both semi- and full-rotary die-cutting options. ‘This flexibility gives us the choice to use the machine as a standalone printing press or as a digital print conversion press,’ said managing director Trevor Smith.

Commenting on the added value the machine brings to the company, Mr Smith said, ‘Better efficiency serves our customers and the planet well. The Digicon 3 makeready times and material use will be reduced by up to 20%. We can also expect to see an increase in speed, due to the shuttle web control system, which allows the machine to run jobs consistently at higher speeds; saving valuable energy and continuing to improve our eco credentials.’