Leading UK label converter Berkshire Labels has chosen Vetaphone corona-treatment technology for its recently installed Mark Andy P7 flexo press.
According to company Managing Director Paul Roscoe: “We first became aware of Vetaphone some years back after previous experience with other corona treaters, and decided to fit their technology to our Digicon machine. Since then, we have installed two more from the Danish manufacturer and have been delighted with the performance they have offered and flexibility they have given us.”
The new 8-color Mark Andy Performance Series P7 press is part of Roscoe’s plan to “future-proof” his company and align its flexo and digital capability. Currently 65% of the company’s output is with paper-based substrates, which he sees changing as more use is made of the P7’s filmic package of technology that allows converting of 15- to 400-micron unsupported film materials.
With the narrow-web industry expanding out of its traditional pressure-sensitive label market and into new areas of package printing, converters are learning to cope with a variety of new and expensive substrates that require consistent surface treatment.
“As the pioneer of corona technology, Vetaphone has more experience and expertise than anyone else, and works continually with manufacturers to meet the precise requirements of today’s changing markets. So, we are delighted to be the preferred supplier to Berkshire Labels,” explains Kevin Mckell, vp-Sales & Marketing.