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Monday, February 18, 2013

Reifenhauser India sells latest version of Combat M1 press


Reifenhauser India Marketing has sold the first latest version of Gidue Combat M1 narrow web flexo press to Mumbai-based Kem Cards, the label printing firm. The latest version of Combat M1 press was launched at Labelexpo India 2012.

M1 is synonym of quality: indeed, it guarantees an accurate print register during the manufacturing processes and during the years. Extremely robust and reliable, this press requires almost no maintenance, delivering excellent print quality standards. Being definitely reliable and easy to use, the Combat M1 represents the most efficient press conceived for the self-adhesive labels industry. With a 370 wide path, the GIDUE Combat M1 is fully UV equipped, provided with 8 colours, with 3 servo-driven die-cutting station. This groundbreaking printing machine comes with cold-foil stamping application on a movable rail, the GIDUE SnowBall waste-stripping technology, conceived for significantly increasing the productivity of the press, and the new Bambi tool, ideal for further improving the efficiency while running the machine.

Furthermore, flexibility is the main feature of the M1: fully customizable, the M1 press offers a complete list of advanced accessories, so that its range of technical solutions and applications is definitely wide: silk screen, cold foil, hot stamping, automatic register control, chilled drums, 3 die-cutting servo driven units, servo driven outfeed, full colour touch screen independent panels for each print unit (to have access to every individual operation), PC controlled main operating panel, Internet 24 hours/7 days connectivity for help-on-line service.

Sudhir Samant, Business Unit Head at Reifenhauser India, said, “After evaluating the options available in Indian market, Kem Cards decided on Combat M1 press. The Gidue press will aid to reduce lead time by increasing the production quality and capacity. This is the first Gidue press at Kem Cards that ventured into label printing business with installation of KDO ten inch wide rotary flexo press 13 years ago. Starting off printing beer and liquor labels, mainly wet glue, the label printing firm continued to add KDO presses and went on to become one of the largest label printers with four KDO installations. The Gidue press will enable to expand their turnover and boost production.”

Constantly investing in highly advanced manufacturing systems to ensure the best quality throughout all production steps, with the installation of the Gidue Combat M1 press, Kem Cards have the most suitable answer to all their labelling and packaging needs now. Appreciated for its toughness and efficiency, and also because it requires almost no technical maintenance, guaranteeing a long-lasting printing quality and a precise register control, Gidue Combat M1 press is capable of producing self-adhesive labels, shrink sleeves, wrap around labels and flexible packaging. A part of TM Enterprises, Kem Card who is mainly in the playing card business for over four decades, ventured into label printing 13 years ago.

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