Contiweb and DG press ServiceS announce their presence at Labelexpo Europe, Brussels Expo, 25 – 28th September 2017, where visitors to stand number 11D17 will be able to explore web offset and finishing processes for packaging and labels. They are offering the Contiweb Thallo, a highly adaptable web offset press system designed for the efficient production of high-quality, flexible labels and packaging.
The Thallo web offset systems are produced and distributed under a strategic partnership between Contiweb and DG press, which has confirmed that is has sold three Contiweb Thallo systems worldwide since drupa 2016.
“The Contiweb Thallo variable-sleeve web offset hybrid system establishes a new level of productivity in packaging,” comments Bert Schoonderbeek, Managing Director at Contiweb. “DG press’ innovation and technical expertise has created a hybrid design that allows labelling and packaging converters to combine the benefits of web offset with the advantages of flexo, gravure, screen and even digital processes, delivering optimum flexibility for label and packaging applications, without sacrificing print quality.”
“We originally developed the Thallo press to address fast-changing market demands for shorter runs, higher print quality, shorter lead times and lower costs,” states Remko Koolbergen, Co-Owner and Director, DG press ServiceS. “Under our partnership with Contiweb, we also provide maximum reassurance and value for money for our customers with access to comprehensive customer support, servicing and maintenance through the Goss service network.”
The Contiweb Thallo has been distributed under partnership since drupa 2016, initially under the Goss International umbrella until Contiweb was announced as a stand-alone brand in March 2017. Contiweb and DG press showcased the Thallo’s extensive range of label and packaging applications with live demonstrations at a joint open house event in March this year. Key advantages of the Contiweb Thallo include fast change-overs allowing shorter time-to-market; the standardised, repeatable web offset process; the ability to handle a wide variety of substrates; flexibility of pre-press options for efficient just-in-time SKU production and the significantly lower purchase price of offset printing plates compared to flexo or rotogravure printing.