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MPS EF Flexo Press
GREEN BAY, WI—MPS Systems North
America, Inc. (MPS) has announced
Outlook Group Corp. in Neenah, WI
has purchased and installed one of its EF
flexo presses. According to Denny McGee,
president of MPS America, Outlook Group
purchased a 17-in., 10-color EF press with
APC (Automated Print Control). The EF is
MPS’ flagship press. It is a highly automat-
ed, multisubstrate flexo press that excels
at label production and flexible packaging
printing, and is known for its superior
print quality, automation features, ease of
operation and flexibility.
Brett Peters, senior process engineer at
Outlook Group, said his team was espe-
cially excited about the EF’s ability to print
extremely thin films while holding a very
tight register, along with its operator inter-
face and ease of use. “We were really im-
pressed with what MPS showed us during
the demonstration of the EF,” said Peters.
“Most important, they demonstrated the
press’ ability to hold tight register control,
which is vital to our book of business.”
Peters says his company will be using the
new EF press to both meet the demands of
current business as well as to expand into
new markets as a result of the EF’s ability to
print on multiple substrates.
Another feature that factored into the
purchase was MPS’ Crisp.Dot technology,
which uses a free running, rubberized
impression roller to improve print quality
by reducing dot gain and preventing bar-
ring. Also important was the automation
technology that simplifies operator control
of the press and reduces setup waste.
OEC Graphics Opens OEC Vancouver Facility
on Mitchell Island
OSHKOSH, WI—Complementing its strategy to pursue West Coast opportunities, OEC
Graphics is proud to announce the opening of its newest facility: OEC Vancouver. Located
on Mitchell Island in Richmond, British Columbia, across the Fraser River from Vancouver,
this facility offers full service plate making and mounting capabilities to service the Greater
Pacific Northwest market.
Concentrating on a few OEC specialties—namely graphics coordination, high definition digi-
tal plate making and corrugated mounting services—this division of OEC is poised for growth.
Brad Vette, corporate director of business development, explains the strategy: “OEC is thrilled
to have a Canadian operation. We have had a vested interest in western coastal Canada with
some long term partners in the region, so it made sense for us to make further investment.”
Nordmeccanica Demos Vacuum Metallization,
Adhesive Lamination at Piacenza Open House
PIACENZA, Italy—At Nordmeccanica Italy, the company’s
completely new family of vacuum metallizers was presented
to the industry. During a four day open house, more than
200 guests from four continents visited the Italian corporate
location. The event was organized through a demonstration of
vacuum metallization of a 115-in. wide PP. A second demon-
stration featured the deposition of AlOx (aluminum oxide) on a
PET film on a 59-in. wide metallizer.
Each day concluded with a visit to the coating lamination divi-
sion of Nordmeccanica for a seminar on barrier coating and a
demonstration of thin foil lamination. The lamination demonstration was a repeat of the one
given at the grand opening of the new Nordmeccanica location on Long Island in early June:
a 0.000196-in. foil, provided by Hydro, was laminated to printed PET for those customers
interested in lamination.
The newly redesigned family of vacuum metallizers features incredibly fast production
cycles and top of the industry output. The new design incorporates innovative solutions
allowing for unsurpassed ergonomics, ease of use, scrap reduction and energy savings. The
new product line has been engineered in accordance to the Nordmeccanica group techno-
Core Label Acquired by Fort Dearborn Co.
ELK GROVE, IL—Fort Dearborn Co. announced that it has acquired Core Label, LLC.
Moving forward, Core Label will become Core Label, a Fort Dearborn Co.
“The acquisition of Core Label will strengthen and enhance Fort Dearborn’s leadership po-
sition in the decorative label marketplace and position us as a top supplier of roll fed labels,”
said Fort Dearborn President and CEO Jeff Brezek. “We are very excited to add Core Label
to the Fort Dearborn organization and the opportunity to leverage their expertise within the
beverage market to broaden our overall capabilities.”
Fort Dearborn supplies a complete range of label solutions including cut and stack, pressure
sensitive, roll fed and full body shrink sleeve labels across multiple printing technologies
including flexo, digital, lithographic and rotogravure. The company will now have two addi-
tional facilities: Tyrone, PA and Palm City, FL, for a total of 14 production locations across
North America. The company’s solutions offering will be expanded to include additional roll
fed label capacity and adds wide web flexo printing capabilities.
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