Frank Hasselberg, Gallus, Inc. Western regional sales manager, secured an order in July for a second Gallus ECS 340 label printing press for Best Label, Inc. with headquarters in Cerritos CA. Best Label took delivery of its first Gallus ECS 340 just eight months earlier, and has been so pleased with the acquisition that CEO Ernie Wong and Operations Manager Gary Ingle committed to a second press to improve productivity and accelerate their growth.
The company specializes in clear packaging where the back of the label is visible through the container. These double-image labels require a four color process, then a white silkscreen, then an image on the back that the consumer sees through the bottle. This specialization has put Best Label ahead of competitors who are not focusing as much on silkscreen. Previously, most of their screen work was done on older Gallus R-160 presses. Looking to improve productivity, Best Label took delivery of a new Gallus ECS 340 in December, 2015, and its 13-inch width immediately opened up more capabilities for wider web silkscreen work and larger labels. So, upgrading to a new Gallus ECS 340 meant they could double or even triple their productivity versus the older presses.
Commented Ingle, “There are so many features about this press that are worth noting. The water-cooled impression cylinders keep the web distortion free and cool, front to back. Gallus just makes a really solid, sound, sturdy press. It doesn’t vibrate. I don’t get any type of bounce marks that I might see on some of the other machines. And, of course, the press is completely servo driven, so there are no gears, just anilox sleeves and sleeve cylinders.”
Continued Ingle, “The new press will take over much of the duties of some of the older presses and open up potential for new business as well.”
Best Label’s new Gallus ECS 340 will have 9 print stations, a cold foil unit and auto-register. Delivery is expected in November, 2016.
About Gallus Inc.
The Gallus Group is one of the world’s leading partners for label printers. At its headquarters in the Swiss city of St. Gallen, the company develops machine systems which are manufactured there and at a further production facility in Germany. These systems are used with great success the world over. Thanks to its focus on the needs of an international customer base, Gallus has become a leading global specialist in label printing and process technology.