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FLEXO Magazine : September 2009
36 FLEXO SEPTEMBER 2009 www.flexography.org PLANTS & PROCESSES LABELS Digital printing has its place in flexo label shops. Photo courtesy Associated Labels. Label Them Digital Flexo Shops Consciously & Courageously Move Product across Print Methods By Ian Hole Digital & Flexo: A Happy Marriage • Economically Friendly • Short-run System with Signiﬁcant Spot Color Capabilities • Consolidate Workﬂow • Maximize Potential for Automation • No Trap, Dot Gain or Distortion • 4,000-6,000 ft. Printrun = Breakeven Point • Full Service Location, Right for Each Customer & Each Job There is no escaping digital. The last drupa was coined the "digital drupa." Trade magazines are rife with stories about digital technologies, and with shorter runs and reduced inventories, it's no surprise that converters are seriously considering the investment. Of course, there are a few flexo printers who have already taken the plunge, and we decided to talk with them to get some perspective about their experiences with digital, and how it stacks up with flexo. The people we interviewed were: • Bruce Rankin, president, Tursso Companies: A leading manufacturer of prime labels and other specialty printed