Pico Colour

Somerset-based Custom Labels has invested in a Dantex PicoColour UV inkjet digital press to enhance their label printing capabilities.

PicoColour uses drop-on-demand inkjet print head technology.

Versatile and with a small footprint, this label printing system is suitable for short and long run jobs.

It is available with a number of options, and Custom Labels opted for CMYK + digital gloss varnish, VDP black, Corona unit, inline back slitter & inline lamination.

Nigel Foster, Custom Labels’ owner/director, said: “Where waste is an issue, one of the biggest advantages was the short set-up length between jobs, making the unit highly efficient in controlling waste and thereby reducing job costs. In addition, thanks to the inkjet technology of PicoColour, the flexibility of being able to use uncoated media is a real benefit. Furthermore, as we make very few ‘larger labels’, the ability to use narrower web widths was a major factor in the decision making process, as was the overall cost of ownership and the fact that it is manufactured in the UK.

“The press will also open up new markets, such as being able to offer full colour durable asset labels on rolls. We have had enquiries from customers requiring higher quantities of labels on tight deliveries that we have been unable to supply, but with the PicoColour we will now be in a position to respond,” he added.

Simon Cosh, Dantex’s business development manager for Inkjet, said: “The PicoColour, with its extensive range of options, including the new finishing edge trimming and razor knife slitters, was the ideal choice, being able to provide up to 6 fully finished reels ready for application. The continued enhancements make this excellent Inkjet press even more versatile.”