Award winning Label
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Takara Pac Ltd. received the “Supporter's Association of Chairman's Award” at the 22nd JFLP Seal and Label Contest.
DIDAM, The Netherlands (March 14th, 2013) – MPS today announced their customer Takara Pac Ltd. was awarded the “Supporter's Association of Chairman's Award” at the 22nd Seal and Label Contest on behalf of The Japan Federation of Label Printing Industries (JFLP). The winning label entitled “Tuki No Shizuku” (Japanese for “moon dew”) was printed on an MPS EC330 UV full servo 8-colour flexo press.
Mr. Tsuda, President of Takara commented: “Takara is very proud to win the “Supporter's association of chairman's Award” for our label printed on a MPS press. Being one of the pioneer flexo printers in Japan, receiving this award is confirmation that Takara chose the right path investing in flexographic printing technology of MPS.”
Awarded for its fine print quality, the winning label was printed in one pass using 5 colors and special varnishes on a matte silver polyester self-adhesive material. The fireworks imagery on the label was printed with a clear varnish to achieve a metallic and twinkling finish. For the expression of water movement, a UV released OP varnish was applied to an underlying layer of UV coat varnish for the pre-embossing effect, in combination with Japanese paper patterns. The summer night sky was created using deep gradation. The combination of using converging colours and semitransparent designs gave the label a classical Japanese look.
Takara purchased their MPS EC330 UV full servo 8-colour flexo press in 2011 to increase production capacity and to upgrade quality standards supplied to their Japanese customers. The press has a high degree of automation due to built-in MPS innovative technology including Automated Print Control (APC) to set print pressures automatically, Automatic Register Control, and the iControl press control system.
About Takara Pac Ltd.
Established in 1955, Takara Pac Ltd. is a label printer & converter and manufacturer of packaging machinery, including label applicators with headquarters in Tokyo and a factory facility in Yokohama, Japan. With an annual turnover of around 100 million euros, and 230 employees, Takara produces unique labels for the food, pharmaceutical and security industries. Being a pioneer in flexo printing, Takara bought their first flexo press back in 1967 and today offer over 50 years’ experience in flexo printing.
MPS builds printing and converting machines for the self-adhesive and packaging printing market. MPS is responsible for a large number of revolutionary innovations like Crisp.Dot Flexo printing, Quick Change Die, automatic plate mounting and Automated Process Control (APC), including Job Memory. A user-friendly interface including iControl guarantees optimal operator satisfaction. The presses are developed with the absolute focus on print quality and the lowest cost per 1,000 labels.
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