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ALS – Fully automatic label production

The ALS label production system that continuously manufactures adhesive labels without any machine stop at job changes

GERMANY • The company has just delivered a label production system that continuously manufactures adhesive labels without any machine stop at job changes. According to ALS Engineering, up to 80 different varieties of adhesive and pressure-sensitive labels, completely different in format, colour and motive are produced within each hour. The user produces those inline in high quality – from raw material up to the assembled and ready to be shipped label web – without any manual intervention.

The overall system includes an inkjet printing system with high resolution dynamic print heads guaranteeing excellent print quality. The inks used enable printing on many substrates without any additional pre-treatment. They are scratch-resistant and display high light-fastness. In addition to the four process colours (CMYK), white and spot colours can be supplied and implemented. Directly after print the web passes an integrated laser cutting unit thus ensuring precise registration that accurately processes even the most delicate shapes.

ALS-Engineering will be showcasing this fully automatic web production system for adhesive, pressure-sensitive labels at Labelexpo in Brussels. The whole system employs digital technology thus no plates or punching tools are required. In addition, job changes during operation are carried out without any manual intervention.

Armin Karl Geiger

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