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Labelling Solutions


QuickLabel offers printed electronics market digitally printed flexible circuits


supporting the printing and packaging industries, have announced a partnership between AstroNova’s QuickLabel and SPF’s Metallograph division to facilitate an easy, cost-effective digital printing method for producing flexible circuits. QuickLabel manufactures and distributes


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thermal transfer printing systems for durable and high-end prime labels into diverse industries, many of which are now investing in flexible electronics. QuickLabel’s industrial thermal transfer printers are ideal for Metallograph, especially multi-layer printed electronics. With the inclusion of Metallograph continuous metallic conductive ribbons, QuickLabel can provide a complete solution for its customers. “We are excited to partner with QuickLabel, who has deep experience


stroNova, provider of data visualization technologies, and SPF- Inc, a technical consultancy


manufacturing printed circuit boards and supporting RFID applications, and has expertise with primary Metallograph applications,” says Dene Taylor, president of SPF-Inc. “As a result of our partnership, QuickLabel will be the first narrow web, full system provider to the flexible electronics industry.” “Our new


partnership with SPF expands our potential opportunities with flexible printed circuits technology,” adds Michael Natalizia, AstroNova’s CTO and VP of strategic technical


alliances. “We look forward to leveraging our full complement of thermal transfer components and the reliability and print quality of QuickLabel’s thermal transfer platform to grow with SPF in this exciting industry.” The QLS-4100 XE multi-layer roll-to-roll


printer with Metallograph ribbons is the most productive single pass output device in this industry. This new solution from QuickLabel and SPF brings together the necessary elements of devices, inks, substrates, print quality, ribbon saver, and application expertise. QuickLabel also sells a broad range of substrates useful for flexible electronics. This new technology will be exhibited at


Printed Electronics USA, on November 20- 21, 2019, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.


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Label maker advances using screen technology Truepress Jet L350UV+LM used for food safe short-run pouch application


manufacturing flexible printed pouches with its UV inkjet label press under the brand name of houp.com. According to Bill Hine MD of Hine Labels, it was a logical decision to apply its existing Truepress Jet L350UV+LM to digitally print pouches. Hine explains: ‘With its low migration inks, the press is perfect to produce premium pouches that are compliant with the strict food safety standards. This allows houp.com to differentiate its offering and enjoy a new and exciting revenue stream.”


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SHORT-RUN POUCHES “We have identified a gap in the market for digitally printed short-run pouches. Our clients are looking to achieve professional packaging without the commitment of ordering larger volumes, and they are looking for multiple applications from the same provider. The Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+LM allows us to move into various different markets in order to satisfy our customer-base and the ever-demanding needs of a competitive market.” Hine Labels purchased the L350UV+LM


last year due to its low migration inks, which are compliant with the strict safety standards of food packaging. With the


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creen has announced that UK label print provider, Hine Labels, is expanding its application offering by


handling the web in a different way, surface printing using inks that do not require laminating. We’ve managed to reduce the amount of manufacturing waste significantly (30 per cent or more). Our solution offers a very attractive option when compared to other digital solutions.” Bui Burke, Screen Europe senior vice


president sales, concludes: “We are delighted that Hine labels is exercising our solution in new and interesting ways. This is a testament to our technology which continues to allow companies to expand their businesses profitably.”


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uptime, reliability and quality experienced when using the press, in combination with the productivity of up to 60 metres per minute, cited as reasons for the original investment.


CIRCULAR PLASTIC ECONOMY Hine continues, “We are all aware of the environmental concerns with regards to plastic packaging and the counterbalance of the need for a circular plastic economy. Our approach has been to look at the amount of plastics used in short-run pouches and by


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