International Label & Printing Co based in Illinois, USA received four awards for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Printing in the Great Lakes Graphics Associations 2013 Graphics Excellence Awards.
The labels were printed on a Nilpeter FA-3 combination UV-Flexo/CASLON UV-inkjet digital press.
The four awards won by International Label were given in the categories Best in Category and Awards of Excellence. The judging criteria included registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of colour, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, finishing, bindery and overall visual impact.
We are very proud of this accomplishment, says Mark Turk, president and CEO of International Label. Being the first label converter in North America to install the Nilpeter CASLON hybrid digital-flexo press has really paid off and put us ahead. We feel truly privileged to have the opportunity to work with the Nilpeter team who never ceases to impress us. The CASLON is an inline digital solution that looks, acts and feels like a conventional press. It combines high quality digital printing with conventional printing and converting.
Features include a new inkjet-based, digital spot colour unit that prints UV-curable ink on a wide range of substrates. This not only enhances the printing capabilities significantly but completely eliminates conventional prepress procedures, speeds up production times and minimises costs through improved job control. The CASLONs modular design fits into Nilpeters flexographic FA-Line of presses.