Glasgow firm presses on with growth plans

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GLASGOW-based Premier Labels has installed its first industrial digital label printing system.

The machine, a Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 toner press, has been tipped to help the firm scale up its digital offering.

Founded in 1987, Premier Labels provides labels to clients in sectors as diverse as drinks and luxury fashion to cosmetics and electronics.

The company’s most recent investment is the 23m/min, four-colour, Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 press, which will complement the existing servo-driven foiling and finishing machines.

Managing director Gary Kerr said, “We had been looking for several years for the ideal solution to allow us to expand our offering. We wanted a digital press that would service our discerning clients but also came at the right price point.”

The AccurioLabel 230 press offers a resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi. Using Konica Minolta’s toner technology, it can print on standard materials without pre-coating. The press comes with Konica Minolta’s own Label Impose software, which automates jobs, such as impositioning and step-and-repeat.

Gary added, “This press will help us respond quicker to customer demand. We are also looking at some very exciting new technology that will combine our expertise in hotfoiling with digital print and more specifically with the capabilities of the AccurioLabel 230 press.”