Ennis Enhances Variable Imaging Capabilities and Acquires Assets of Englund Graphics
Headquartered in Midlothian, Texas, Ennis announced that its tag and label division—located in Wolfe City, Texas—has a new UV inkjet printing system.
The six-head, custom design allows for a printing width of up to 14¼", and includes its own prepress station for designing barcodes and importing variable imaging files. This has allowed Ennis to expand its variable imprint capabilities and strengthen its ion deposition printing and crash imprint numbering system. In addition, this is the first machine in the Ennis line that can print UV ink.
Chuck Hester, general manager of the Wolfe City facility, said the system “will literally more than double our throughput on variable imaging work.” Future expansions will include color options and metallic inks.
In other news, Ennis has acquired certain assets of Englund Graphics through its wholly owned subsidiary, Northstar. Headquartered in New Hope, Minn., Englund Graphics’ product line includes laser forms and checks, blank and printed stock, and other printed products. This opportunity presented itself as a result of Englund Graphics making the decision to exit the business after more than 30 years of serving the short-run market.
Included in the purchase was the key equipment used in the production of the Englund Graphics product line. John Christenson, vice president of Ennis, said, “Adding Englund Graphics to Northstar is a very exciting opportunity for us. This addition will give Northstar a larger distributor base and increase our production capabilities.”
For more information, call (800) 527-1008 or visit www.ennis.com