Digicon 3 investment helps Limpet Labels Maximize growth opportunities
26 March 2021
Leading print finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG), has recently supplied Wrexham-based Limpet Labels with a highly specified Digicon Series 3 finishing system. The investment provides a future-proofed and modular based finishing line to match the label producer’s growth expectations, while enabling them to maximise finishing department efficiencies.
Limpet Labels is a selfadhesive labels manufacturer with over 25 yearsexperience in the printing industry. Traditionally a multi-flexo press based operation, specialising in the chemical, hygiene and oil sectors, Limpet Labels has since grown to become one of the leading UK label print companies to embrace a digital/flexo operation.
Requiring the ability to produce hybrid and embellishment work, as well as make multi-page peel and reveal labels much more efficiently, Limpet Labels’ Digicon is configured with peel and reveal functionality for multi-page label creation, a semi rotary flexo station for spot colours and spot varnishes, and a laminating tower for cold foiling and super varnishes. The Digicon also features auto based i-score and autoslit modules.
“We knew ABG had a great reputation within the label industry, but after meeting up with the team at ABG and seeing their operation at Bridlington, we were very impressed with their vision for the future of digital finishing,” said Nathan Williams, Limpet Labels operations manager. “The automation features and higher run speed of the Digicon Series 3 will enable us to continue to hold steady lead times in what proved to be an incredibly busy and challenging year .
“Going forward, we will continue to utilise this efficiency and explore where future investments can push this even further. Due to the modular nature of the Digicon, we are already looking at field upgrades. One such upgrade could be to complement our embellishment offering, which has recently seen an increase in interest from our customers. We are already exploring the next potential investment from ABG.”
Ross Holloway, business development manager at ABG, added: “Limpet Labels is a dynamic company that has embraced digital print technology and evolved their operation over the years.We hope that this Digicon Series 3 investment will be the first of many, andwe look forward to working as a partner for years to come.”
About A B Graphic
Established in 1954, ABG is a market leader in digital finishing equipment. The company has nearly 400 employees worldwide, with more than 200 employed in the UK. During the course of their 66 years of business, ABG has installed over 11,000 machines worldwide for 2,500 customers.
With each site being a centre for excellence for a specific range of products, ABG has manufacturing facilities in the UK, Germany and Spain. Sales and service offices are located in the UK, Germany, USA, France, Holland and Spain, and with a worldwide network of distribution partners, ABG is well placed to provide comprehensive support to businesses globally.
Constantly innovating and seeking opportunities to improve efficiencies and workflow for their customers, ABG’s recent acquisition of Girona-based Enprom Solutions, has added a wide range of flexible packaging products to their expanding portfolio.