Gallas Label & Decal Installs SensoTec Auto Registration
Gallas Label & Decal, Chicago, recently installed SensoTec auto registration technology on its eight-color, all-UV Gallus EM280 combination press. The result is perfect registration, reduced set-up time and up to 50 percent reduction in material waste.
"Clients who come to us with high-end projects will be delighted with the results. The SensoTec system raises the bar for speed and accuracy," said Gary Gallas, president. "Watching the process is remarkable. The system also works in harmony with label enhancements such as rotary screen printing and foiling, which is critical to our wine, spirits and cosmetic label clients. It also increases our productivity, which means faster turnaround times."
The SensoTec system uses fiber optic microelectronic sensors that scan at each revolution and adjust registration simultaneously throughout the print run. It also reduces waste during set-up and during the run, making it extremely eco-friendly as well. This efficient process makes SensoTec auto registration one of the most powerful lean manufacturing tools in the printing industry.
"During the past few years, Gallas committed to lean initiatives to hold down costs for our clients and achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification," said Mark Gallas, vice president. "Acquiring this technology is another example of how our lean manufacturing process drives continuous improvement. It's now a benchmark of our quality standards and we look forward to adding this system to all our future flexographic press acquisitions."
The company's leadership team continues to stay abreast of industry advancements and adopts the most advanced, energy-efficient equipment. They implement lean initiatives for consistent improvement and educate employees to ensure equipment and procedures exceed expectations.
Gallas Label & Decal crafts labels for a variety of markets, including household, industrial, and health and beauty aids. Special print process offerings are: UV and aqueous flexographic printing; UV rotary; and flat bed screen and digital printing. Gallas Label & Decal also has unique experience with Braille/tactile printing, UL-certified label constructions, and green/recycled content.