MPS Brings New Dimension in Narrow Web Printing and Celebrates First Hybrid EF SYMJET Sale at Labelexpo Europe
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ARNHEM, Netherlands (October 09th, 2015) – MPS announces a successful Labelexpo Europe event with the debut showing of an extended new product range, and the first sale of its new hybrid EF SYMJET flexo/digital press launched in cooperation with proven technology partner Domino. Partnerships with industry-leading brands to develop several new technology solutions were also showcased at Labelexpo Europe, in addition to MPS support of the on-site Label Academy Masterclasses and participation in the successful Linerless Trail.
With the message ‘Operator focused, results driven’ that was clearly communicated throughout the stand, MPS presented an extended product portfolio at the show with live press demonstrations highly attended by enthusiastic show visitors. Unveiled was the next generation EF Neo press enhanced with new software with close loop print pressure setting solutions, an improved operator interface, and a more user-friendly functionality that simplifies press navigation and control. The EB state-of-the-art narrow web label press was also on the stand and ran live demonstrations upon request.
Breaking news at Labelexpo Europe was MPS’ partnership with Domino in the design of the EF SYMJET press, which combines the companies’ leading digital and flexo printing technologies. The Domino digital unit uses Kyocera print heads to print a resolution of 600x600 dpi, with up to six colours and opaque white. With a 340mm web width on the Domino printer and wider web width of 430mm on the MPS press, this allows converters to run more labels across when running in pure flexo mode, and at a higher speed. The first SYMJET press was sold during the show to Optikett, a progressive printer in Germany. Optikett is a loyal MPS customer, also purchasing an EF flexo press just prior to Labelexpo Europe, marketing their 7th MPS press investment.
MPS was the first narrow web press manufacturer at Labelexpo Europe to show the new hybrid GEW LED UV system (ArcLED) in combination with low migration inks, integrated on the next generation EF Neo press. Green balloons in the MPS stand symbolized their participation in the Linerless Trail, which successfully drew a strong interest from show attendees interested in leading linerless technologies. MPS was proud to sponsor Label Academy which held Masterclasses on-site during Labelexpo Europe, with Hans Poortinga of MPS presenting during the Masterclass of conventional printing. Also introduced at the show was the MPS RED BOX; a service tool kit which contains a safety set of spare parts.
Aakon Schüssel, MPS Sales and Marketing Director comments: “With its large and broad attendance of narrow web printers and converters, Labelexpo Europe gave MPS an ideal opportunity to debut our new highly automated EF Neo flexo press and the SYMJET digital/flexo press with an integrated Domino digital N610i inkjet printer. In addition to numerous orders from existing and new customers, and an unprecedented number of visitors from all over the world, we celebrated on our stand the first order for the SYMJET digital/flexo press purchased by German printer Optikett. Our partnerships with industry-leading brands to develop several new technology solutions that were also showcased at Labelexpo Europe, in addition to our support of Label Academy and the Linerless Trail, shows our clear focus and support for future ready and innovative printing solutions to help our customers reach success with new growth opportunities.”
Live demonstrations of the presented EF SYMJET, EF Neo and EB presses at Labelexpo Europe are also available in the new MPS technology and expertise center at MPS headquarters in Arnhem. Please contact MPS to arrange a visit.
MPS is a worldwide, well-known and high-quality brand of flexo and offset press solutions for label and flexible packaging printers. By providing extensive knowledge and world-class service to enhance the printing process, MPS helps customers excel. MPS has a team of experts when it comes to knowledge of the printing process and desired results in label and flexible packaging print runs. We share and apply our expertise every day, and can offer a specific solution for every customer.
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