SPAIN – Spanish label specialist company, Germark has optimized its production floor with the investment in a BOBST Mouvent LB702-UV digital inkjet press and a BOBST MASTER M5 inline flexo press.

The investments will give Germark more flexibility to address the widest range of applications and offer faster delivery times for customers in the health & beauty, pharma, and industrial sectors.

The highly productive seven-color LB702-UV inkjet press at Germark prints in CMYKOV+W at up to 100 m/min (45 m/min with digital white for 70% opacity) with low setup times, giving the company the extra digital capacity and faster turnaround they needed.

Quality has also been boosted with BOBST’s proprietary inkjet technology which delivers a resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi to guarantee sharp images, vibrant colors, fine lines, and smooth gradients.

 Another important benefit is the ability to print on the clear and metalized materials used for label production for the cosmetics industry without the need for a digital primer.

While Germark has a strong focus on digital printing, Mr Cid is also still investing in the company’s fleet of conventional presses to accelerate opportunities.

During a visit to the Bobst Firenze Competence Center, in Italy, to experience the full oneLABEL portfolio of flexo, digital and All-in-One technology in person, the MASTER M5 inline flexo press caught his eye and he quite quickly made the decision to buy one to replace an older machine.

Billed as the ultimate digitalized flexo press, the multi-process MASTER M5 offers unrivaled productivity due to its many automation features, which significantly reduce setup times and waste.

Fitted with UV-LED curing, the 200 m/min press also saves Germark 60% in energy consumption for even better sustainability. In addition, the Combo Coupon feature was chosen, enabling multi-layer labels to be produced at 150 m/min in one pass.

Continually investing and expanding, Germark currently runs nine printing presses and four finishing lines at its 7000 sqm large facility in Cornellà de Llobregat, on the outskirts of Barcelona.

With ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications, as well as BRCGS for packaging materials, it is the only label converter in Spain to comply with the AuditOne Packaging Standard, which allows the company to work with the biggest cosmetics brand owners in the world, including P&G, Unilever, L’Oréal, and Johnson & Johnson.

BOBST Connect launched

Meanwhile, BOBST has announced the launch of the first subscription plan of BOBST Connect, the user-centric platform which connects converters and brand owners to a digitalized and automated workflow, giving them clear visibility and control of the production process.

The new package is available from 01 July 2022 and offers a host of features and functionalities to help customers optimize their packaging production at every stage.

By linking different steps of the process, BOBST Connect improves efficiency, control, and data knowledge, driving quality and productivity across the value chain.

BOBST Connect Essential includes an end-to-end digital solution, a powerful set of data and digital tools together in one fully connected platform and puts the power and knowledge of BOBST at the fingertips of its users.

As a live platform, it will continually evolve to include new functionalities, new machines and more machine data.

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