Further to its recent installation of a Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 digital press through Focus Label Machinery, BSP Labels has now installed a Reflex 330 digital finishing system.

Reflex 330 is a servo-driven, standalone, single-colour flexo press, equipped with auto re-register (multi-pass) facility, UV or LED drying, die-cutting, slitting and rewinding. A range of options are available, including turnbar, delam/relam, cold foil, re-register laminating, overlaminating and sheeting.

Also supplied by Focus Label Machinery, Reflex 330 is predominantly aimed at the digital finishing market and this is what has driven BSP Labels’ purchase decision. At the Royston, UK-based printer, the Reflex 330 complements the previously installed Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 with offline varnishing and converting of pre-printed digital labels. It will also be used for high volume production of blank and single colour labels.

The Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 digital press was purchased to enable the company to satisfy demand for short runs and variable data label production. At that time, BSP Labels managing director Martin Attaway said, ‘We had been researching digital label presses for some time, but kept coming back to the AccurioLabel 230. For the price and the footprint size, there isn’t another press available, which gives us the high print quality and variable data facility we need.

BSP Labels has now returned to Focus Label Machinery to further its digital production with investment in the Reflex 330. Specifically, the servo-driven, automatic re-register facility is claimed to enable ‘perfect’ re-registration for overprinting and die[1]cutting/finishing and is said to make Reflex 330 ‘a natural partner’ for digital web presses. All press operations are controlled from HMI operator panels, where job data can also be entered for future retrieval. Available with both full/semi-rotary die-cutting, Reflex 330 is capable of print and convert re-register speeds in excess of 120m/min when in full rotary mode. Rotary tooling from other narrow web presses can be accommodated via use of die adapters.

Mr Attaway commented, ‘We can now pass a pre-printed digital web through the Reflex 330, where we can apply a varnish and die cut the labels in perfect register.

‘For us, it is an extremely useful and versatile piece of equipment, since it can also be used as a high-speed blank label or single colour press. We can now offer a comprehensive digital label service, alongside our existing flexo presses.’