Poland’s Arti-Bau Label Printers has installed a Xeikon PX3000 UV inkjet press, as the converter seeks to build on its knowledge and existing expertise with inkjet.

Arti-Bau Label Printers was founded in 2012 with the installation of a Jetrion 4830 UV press. This was followed by further investments in people, hardware and printing technology, including the installation of a Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid press. These presses are used to serve a customer base that is increasingly demanding creative and quality products with short delivery times and in low volumes.

Monika Stefańska, Arti-Bau owner and chairperson of the board, commented, ‘In 2018, we became aware that our first machine was no longer meeting market requirements in terms of quality and speed of printing. We then commenced our search for a new partner. We believed four areas were key: ease of access to service support, a good service contract and importantly the quality and the speed of printing. We opted for Xeikon as their offering delivered on each of the four factors listed above.’

She continued, ‘Today, Arti-Bau has two fast printing machines and two die-cut and confectioning machines. In the company development concept to date, there is no room for additional finishing machines, they are simply not needed by us at this moment in time.

‘Thanks to two fast and modern machines we are able to print on almost a full range of substrates that are utilised in flexo printing; BOPP film intended for PET bottle labels, as well as substrates for printing sachets and tubes. Naturally, this includes all kinds of film on silicon and foil bases, as well as paper substrates. This gives us the opportunity to serve nearly all industries which label and package their products, except for those which we exclude on technical grounds such as shrink sleeve labels due to the thickness of the ink.’

‘Having two machines of a printing width of up to 330mm gives us additional support and provides security to our clients related to the option of moving an order run from one machine to another, in line with our workload,’ explained Ms Stefańska. ‘Xeikon’s innovative software allows us to print variable data on the label, such as text, numbers and QR codes, in a simple and intuitive manner. In the past we were only able to offer this service with two passes on the machine which was not cost effective.’

Michał Kuczkowski, Xeikon’s sales manager for Poland, said, ‘Our companies have a lot in common because Arti-Bau is a fully digital printer and Xeikon has been producing solutions solely for the digital printing process for over 30 years now. This has impacted on its fast implementation and is a good sign of our continued co-operation.’