Berkshire Labels expands with fifth ABG Digicon finishing line.

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In the eight years since Berkshire Labels introduced its first digital HP Indigo print engine and ABG Digicon finishing machine, the company has doubled both its turnover and staff to just over [pounds sterling]10m with 80 employees.

Early July saw the installation of Berkshire Labels' fifth Digicon finishing machine, alongside its three HP Indigo WS6900S, increasing capacity and future-proofing the business for the medium-term.

"Each Digicon we've bought is bigger than the last, and this one offers better efficiencies and almost unlimited embellishment and finishing capabilities," says Paul Roscoe, Berkshire Labels' managing director.

"We're now able to offer better quality foiling and screen printing--what we believe is the best in the finishing business. With 2 x 50 ton Big Foot flatbed hot foiling and embossing modules, flexo heads and a high build screen flat-bed printing unit, this new Digicon has endless possibilities."

At the start of its digital journey, Berkshire only produced self-adhesive labels. With the development of the specialist food and beverage market (including craft beers), changes to the toiletries and cosmetics sectors and the creation of new markets, customers now demand a higher number of embellishments on lower value orders, increased number of SKUs, and shorter...

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