Effective February 1, 2019, Heidelberg–Gallus will offer a new five-color version of their innovative digital hybrid flexo press, the Labelfire E 340. The five-color Labelfire (CMYK plus digital white) provides a different entry point to those looking to produce lowest cost, digital, finished labels in a single pass on an industrial platform.
Launched in 2016, the Labelfire 340 is an eight-color digital production system combining unrivalled UV inkjet printing quality with the proven inline embellishments and converting efficiency of traditional Gallus presses. The advanced inkjet system, co-developed with Heidelberg, features state-of-the-art, 1200 dpi inkjet heads from Fujifilm that exceed original expectations in terms of reliability – drastically reducing the total cost of production for users.
The five-color Labelfire E 340 will have the same reliability and 1200 x 1200 dpi image quality as the eight-color, fully-featured version without orange, violet, and green inks. The new model can be configured based on the current needs of the customer to provide the lowest cost of entry when it comes to getting started with digital-hybrid label printing, and the whole system is integrated into Heidelberg’s print media workflow Prinect. Those customers who purchase the five-color Labelfire will have the ability to upgrade to eight colors and add further embellishing options including screen, cold foil, additional flexo, etc. as the need arises or their business grows.
“We have many customers who want to get into digital hybrid printing, but do not need the complete high-end, fully featured configuration that an eight-color Labelfire provides,” explains Michael Ring, Head of Digital Solutions at Heidelberg-Gallus. “This new five-color version allows them to get started in the digital arena but still provides the flexibility for expansion in the future while protecting their initial investment.”
The five-color Labelfire E 340 can be ordered immediately worldwide with expected delivery starting in April of 2019. The recent integration of the Gallus sales and service units into the sales and service organization of Heidelberg offers a complete print shop solution for label printers with reliable equipment, parts, service and consumables support – all from a single source.