Acorn Labels has recently installed its fifth Edale Beta flexo press at its factory based in Huntingdon, UK. Four Beta machines and an award winning Alpha compact press have all been purchased within the past five years.
The company’s most recent purchase was the 330mm wide five colour Beta modular press used for the production of labels for the pre-pack industry. This latest installation at Acorn Labels now brings worldwide sales of the Beta to over 90 installations.
The Edale Beta features a unique web up design with a wide viewing area to enable quicker job setup and minimal waste. Fast job changes are achieved through ease of access, ergonomic design and ‘tool-less’ operation. While Acorn Labels chose a five-colour machine, the Beta has the capacity to incorporate up to 14 print stations and three converting stations.
“We purchased our first Edale press over 15 years ago – a 250mm four colour E250S refurbished press and found it extremely easy to use,” comments production manager Sam Heneker. “A couple of years after this we purchased a new model before moving to the Beta range and since then we have never looked back. The fact that Edale is a UK manufacturer is important to us as quality is always second to none; we enjoy a quick turn round in jobs along with consistently high quality precision printing”