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Gallus Launches Smartfire Worldwide

After the world premiere of the first Gallus Smartfire at Gallus Innovation Days in June 2018 and the recent North American introduction at Labelexpo Americas, the worldwide rollout of this entry-level press continues.

The Gallus Smartfire inkjet label printing machine is equipped with a 4c printing head (CMYK) and makes printing of ultra-short runs starting from one single-unit possible, whilst printing with water-based inks and a native resolution of 1600 dpi. The integrated inline converting module includes lamination, a cutting plotter for individual die cutting contours and a semi rotary die cutter.

"The Memjet technology allows us to offer an inkjet printing press that produces labels with a quality of 1600x1600 dpi while still keeping the investment costs at a low level,” said Michael Ring, head of digital solutions at Gallus. "With the Gallus Smartfire, we are also focusing on new target groups who are looking for a smart entry into digital label printing.”

The Gallus Smartfire is powered by Memjet, a print head that uses water-based inks, which means that these labels are eco-sensitive and leave a minimal ecological footprint. The Smartfire uses an ordinary power outlet, needs no exhaust equipment, is extremely compact and emits no volatile organic compounds.

With this digital press, only a few prepress skills are required to create professional CMYK four-color inkjet labels. Just as easy are the replacements of the ink-containers and the exchange of the print head. Furthermore, this machine also delivers finished die cut labels, all produced in one pass and ready for shipping on the reel. A finishing unit is attached, on which the labels are laminated and cut. This can be either done individually by the integrated cutting plotter or by fast and cost-effective punching with the semi-rotary die cutter at the end of the inline finishing unit. 

For more information, visit www.heidelberg.com/it.

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