MPS reports a rewarding 5-day Open House during drupa 2016

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ARNHEM, Netherlands (June 14, 2016) – MPS opened its doors at company headquarters in Arnhem, The Netherlands during drupa 2016 on June 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7, and reports a rewarding, well-attended event. Open House visitors were treated to live demonstrations on the MPS EF multi-substrate, EB label solution and the hybrid flexo/digital EF SYMJET presses, and a factory tour that included an impressive 28 meter long offset combination press: the largest ever built by MPS.

During the five-day Open House, MPS received over 150 visitors representing 24 different nationalities. Aakon Schüssel, Sales and Marketing Director of MPS said: “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to welcome so many visitors from all over the world, who took time during drupa to visit our Technology & Expertise Centre in Arnhem. This open house surpassed all our expectations.”

2 Demonstration Of Multi Layer Label On The EF Multi Substrate Press

live demonstration on the EF multi-substrate press

A private ‘MPS Express’ bus brought drupa visitors to Arnhem where they were welcomed in the pristine Technology & Expertise Centre. After an opening greeting delivered by Schüssel, MPS Print Manager Hans Poortinga kicked off the live demonstrations with a presentation of advanced workflow integration and efficiency benefits between the Label Traxx MIS/ERP module and AVT 100% inspection system. The first press demonstration was the EF multi-substrate press, on which a 3-ply multi-layer label was printed. This unique and complicated print job was demonstrated in perfect register with speed reaching 120 m/min.

Demonstrated next was the EB label solution press, running a job of self-adhesive labels with print on the glue side on 360mm print width material, using delam-relam. Shown were the differences and similarities between the two presses, as the identical image was printed.

1 Demonstration On The Hybrid EF SYMJET Press

live demonstration on the hybrid EF SYMJET press

MPS operators quickly changed the substrate on the EF press to a thin 40 micron BOPP mono film, to prove its capability to print on any substrate. After enjoying a lunch buffet, the program continued with a demonstration of this foil job on the EF, showing the perfect register of this press under extreme circumstances such as low web tension. Last but not least, a live demonstration was given on the new hybrid EF SYMJET press, which MPS recently launched into the narrow web label market. Poortinga demonstrated the advantages of hybrid flexo/digital printing by running a self-adhesive label with cold foil application, and a variation in colour, using the integrated digital Domino N610i unit.

3 Factory Tour Incl The Largest MPS Press Ever Built

factory tour incl. the largest MPS press ever built

The open house program was completed with a factory tour where visitors saw first-hand the impressive 28 meter long offset, flexo, gravure and screen combination press; the largest ever built by MPS. A bag with the latest MPS product brochure and appreciation gifts was handed to visitors before boarding the ‘MPS Express’ bus back to drupa.

A memorable moment during the 5-day open house event was the on-site signing of a new MPS flexo press order with a Polish customer.

For a photo gallery of the Open House, click here.