TO remain competitive in the digital printing market, Durban-based Avvo Labels invested in another SCREEN Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S. Together with its ROTOCON ECOLINE RDF 330 digital label converting and finishing machine – both purchased through ROTOCON – the company boasts a quintessential digital combination.
Avvo Labels have been operating out of Durban since 1985, specialising in one -to eight-colour self-adhesive labels, including barcode, garment, computer, wrap-around and shrink sleeve labels.
To keep up with the demand for digital printing, Avvo Labels took the leap and invested in its second SCREEN Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S earlier this year through ROTOCON, displayed proudly at its newly-established modern premises in Springfield Park.
General manager Ronnie Rampirith explains that the company purchased its first SCREEN Truepress Jet L350UV+ back in 2019, but due to the devastating KwaZulu-Natal floods earlier in 2022, the machine suffered extensive water damage.
However, ROTOCON Group CEO Michael Aengenvoort and sales director Pascal Aengenvoort assisted Avvo Labels with securing a new machine, the top-of-the-range Jet L350UV SAI S series. Ronnie says the company hasn’t looked back since.
The flooding had a detrimental impact on the business, bringing all operations to a standstill. But now, after eight months, Avvo Labels is back on its feet, operating at near full capacity. ‘The SCREEN and ECOLINE RDF machines have really helped us in that regard,’ maintains Ronnie. ‘It was important for us to continue growing, increase our capacity and expand our portfolio. The machines’ ability to deliver fast turnaround times, with consistent quality have allowed us to retain our market competitiveness.’
Machine operator and floor manager Basil Odiar describes the SCREEN Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S as a seriously impressive machine. ‘Its user-friendly features, flexible solutions and vivid colours makes the SAI S exciting to work on.’
To further enhance digital label quality and productivity, Avvo Labels also invested in a ROTOCON ECOLINE RDF 330 finishing machine, featuring a full-rotary flexo print unit, an unwind/rewind unit, a cold foil and lamination/delamination module, and a die-cutting station that can be used in semior full-rotary mode. Avvo also recently purchased a CHROME RFP 450 flexographic press from ROTOCON, which is currently en route to its premises in Durban. PPM will report as the story unfolds.
But what makes the SCREEN Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S and ROTOCON ECOLINE RDF 330 such an ideal combination? According to Basil, both machines are perfectly integrated. ‘The servo-driven ROTOCON ECOLINE RDF 330 finishing machine complements the digital press, handling substrate thickness from 40 to 250g/m2, and the UV ink curing system supports printing on any media.’
Basil reports that the improved technology on the SAI S series makes it faster, and the overall design improvements make the machine more efficient and intuitive. ‘It’s an absolute pleasure to work on.’
Pascal Aengenvoort adds: ‘This digital press offers a production speed of 60m/min and its printheads provide smooth reproduction of halftone images, while colour blending allows subtle tones and photorealistic quality.’
Ronnie is full of praise for the support he receives from ROTOCON. ‘The team is at our every beck and call. With its technical assistance and 24/7 support, we’ve been able to deliver to customers and ultimately, grow and expand our business. We owe a lot of our success to ROTOCON.’
In this video, Basil Odiar shares his experiences with their new SCREEN Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S inkjet press
Pascal Aengenvoort (ROTOCON sales director), Michael Aengenvoort (ROTOCON group CEO), Basil Odiar (Avvo Labels machine operator and floor manager), Banie Stafford (B.Creative Marketing) and Akhmuth Sayed (ROTOCON Durban branch manager).
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