Third Gallus Innovation Days concludes in Switzerland.

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For the third time, more than 800 visitors from all over the world attended the Gallus Innovation Days that took place from June 26-28. The event was held at the headquarters of Gallus, a member of the Heidelberg Group, in St. Gallon, Switzerland. The main attraction of the event was the premiere of the new digital label press, the Gallus Smartfire. Further innovations in the field of inline applications on conventional and digital Gallus presses also attracted the attention of visitors.

The Gallus Smartfire aims to show that getting started in digital label printing is possible with affordable investment amounts. The inkjet label printing machine, equipped with a 4-color printing head (CMYK) makes printing of ultra short runs starting from one single unit possible, while printing with water-based inks at a native resolution of 1600 dpi. The integrated inline converting module includes lamination, a cutting plotter for individual diecutting contours and a semi rotary diecutter. With this equipment, the Gallus philosophy "from PDF to finished diecut label in a single pass" also applies to the Gallus Smartfire.

Speaking of innovations, the Gallus Labelfire, Gallus' digital high end label press, was presented with a newly introduced Digital Embesllishment Unit (DEU). This DEU applies matte, gloss and spot varnish inline and in various heights, with which relief effects can be done. Especially impressive was the DEU in combination with a cold foil unit as with this method, metallic relief effects can be printed digitally. This method optically resembles hot foil stamping but does not cause any tool costs and is furthermore applicable on plastic...

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