label industry revolution

The label industry revolution

In our previous publications, we talked a lot about inkjet digital printing, the evolution of the technology and the advantages for small and medium-sized businesses. We also mentioned the differences between flexo and inkjet label printing.
So, today we will talk about something special, something that can be called a revolution because it can take the labeling business to the next level.

At one time, digital printers were more of a little helper that could be trusted to produce small runs while the main machine was busy with a big order. Because a full-color flexo label press could take all day to reconfigure.

However, more than 20 years have passed since then. Let’s take a look at the situation from the perspective of 2023. Digital optimization is actively taking place all over the industrial world, and it is not leaving the label industry untouched. Today’s digital label printers are even faster, and they have a very wide range of operating sizes. Most importantly, the color range here is not inferior to the flexographic palette.

What’s more, digital innovations rearrange not only the label printing itself, but all other label production processes as well. The higher productivity of modern digital printers has noticeably changed the technology and labor intensity of the finishing process. Post-printing processing directly on the printing line has become not only possible, but also quite cost-effective and profitable. During this period, “hybrid” printing systems combining digital and flexographic technologies appeared. And many of them already had more from digital than from flexography. Even digital printers with integrated flexographs and processing modules appeared.

All specialists in the label industry will admit that digital printing has come a long way and has grown into a comprehensive field in its own right. Its tremendous advantage lies in its excellent flexibility and the widest applicability. The possibilities of this technology have already gone far beyond small print runs: it works very well for both medium and large volumes.

Revolutionary Solution

Gulmen Digital provides a revolutionary printing solution for high volume label printing. This is the Quantum series label printing machines.

The main features of the machine are:
33 cm working width and productivity up to 45 m/min at a resolution up to 1600 dpi. The resulting print quality is as high as flexographic printing. The productivity of the Quantum series and the flexo technology are quite comparable.

The main advantages of our new machine are large print width and high speed. The high throughput makes it possible to print a wide variety of label variations in large runs without wasting time replacing the stamp. And print sizes can be really big – a range that covers the needs of the vast majority of the label market. And for all that, Quantum is outstandingly cost-effective and has a wide range of uses. The Quantum is also very cost-effective and can be used for a wide range of applications.

We are proud to say that our Quantum series machines are designed, built and assembled in Australia.