France’s Anjou Etiquettes has invested in a Bobst Digital Master 340, to help it meet evolving market requirements and simplify its label production, .

Digital Master 340 is an ‘all-in-one, all-inline’ – as Bobst markets the platform – modular and upgradable label press with a 340mm print width. It can run at 100m/min with a full native resolution of 1200dpi, in four or six colours plus optional digital white. Printing, embellishment and cutting are offered in a single pass, with integration between the UV inkjet digital engine and the flexo print and converting modules​. Quality control is assured at full speed by Bobst’s Accucheck 100% inline inspection system.

The family-owned label converter, which is located in Montreuil Bellay in the Maine-et-Loire department of France, is an existing user of digital printing technology but sought to upgrade its production capabilities in line with the evolving market and more complex customer demands.

This led Laurent Bossy, co-manager of Anjou Etiquettes along with Sabrina Chardonneau, to comment, ‘The Bobst Digital Master 340 is the ideal solution for the current challenges. The machine effortlessly handles print runs ranging from 1000 to 15,000 linear metres or more. We run the press every day, and I must say I’m impressed by its print quality and speed. We can achieve a resolution of 1200 x 1200dpi at a speed of 100m/min.’

Specifically referencing Accucheck, he added, ‘Inspecting all of our labels ensures that we deliver the highest quality to our customers, and we maintain an average production waste of just 2%.’

The Digital Master 340 was delivered, installed and operational at Anjou Etiquettes in less than a week. ‘The ramp-up process was seamless, without any pressure. The new press integrated straight into our facilities and processes,’ concluded Mr Bossy.