US-based converter SunDance has introduced dual registration capability to its Hudson-Sharp Ares 400-SUP pouch machine, increasing the versatility of the machine.

The Orlando, Florida-based business started out in the commercial and graphic arts industry, recently formalising its activities in labels and packaging through a series of investments, such as an HP Indigo 25K digital press, which is the cornerstone of the company’s newly formed flexible packaging division.

To support this further, SunDance purchased a Hudson-Sharp Ares 400-SUP pouch machine with inserted gusset capabilities, adding the capability of dual registration, along with the ability to use two different substrates of varying thickness for the front and back of the pouch. Such technology allows the Hudson-Sharp Ares 400-SUP machine to produce inserted gusset pouches using a variety of substrates for front and back webs.

‘With the Ares 400-SUP and the new dual-registration technology, we instantly have expanded our pouch capabilities,’ commented JohnHenry Ruggieri, president at SunDance. ‘We now have the ability to run multiple combinations of pouches, utilising up to three different films, so feasibly, you could have a clear front, metallic back and a paper bottom, all while staying in perfect register from front to back.’

He continued, ‘The Ares 400-SUP is a great addition to our company’s growing pouch production. With this machine, small but growing brands will be able to take advantage of stand-up pouches to better market their product.’

Scott Romenesko, director of sales, Americas at Hudson-Sharp, said, ‘This technology is the result of a true partnership between Hudson-Sharp and our customer. SunDance is an innovative print solutions company with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. We’re proud to have been a partner on the dual-registration project. We worked together to successfully find a solution to meet the need for more flexibility.’