Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM) has installed a DCFlex Compact Integrated Converting Line at Turkish converter Doga Eitek’s Istanbul premises.

The DCFlex, which comes with full online support, is the first GM finishing line for the label printer. It was also a first for the local technicians, who had never worked on a GM installation before, and were therefore watched by GM’s own engineers via Microsoft Teams, as well as supervised onsite by local agent ELFI.

The new system has been configured with GM SmartFlexo UV varnish station with spot varnish, cold foil, semi-rotary die-cutting with Gap Master, back scoring, slitting and dual rewind.

Doga Etiket, founded in 1997, specialises in multi-colour combination and digital printing and the company produces labels for large multinational companies across Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.

With 130 full-time staff and a 13,000sqm factory Doga Etiket describes itself is the leading label printing company in Turkey and one of the biggest in the region. It operates three HP Indigo digital presses alongside eight conventional presses.

Owner Bora Inan commented on the installation, ‘We chose the DCFlex because we knew that GM could offer us a customised solution that would meet our specific needs. We were impressed by the feedback we received from users in the industry about the quality and technology of GM’s products. The components of machine both mechanical and electronic are widely available in Turkey, which is very important for a machine serving the digital label market.

‘Even though the installation and training took part during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, GM provided excellent online support, with the help of their agent ELFI. ELFI has been a good partner for us for consumables like foils, dies and lamination films for many years, and their professionalism gave us the courage to cooperate with them for hardware equipment. We are very happy with the decision we made about GM equipment and support from ELFI.’