SPRINGFIELD (MA) – MPS Systems North America and Dion Label Printing, along with supporting partners Kodak, Avery Dennison, Actega, Apex, AVT, CC1 and Kocher+Beck, organized a seminar and open house on Wednesday June 22nd in Springfield (MA). The motto of the event was “Improving Profits Through Technology”. With more than 40 people in attendance the program was split into two sessions starting with a Technology Seminar in the morning and a live press demonstration at Dion Label Printing in the afternoon on their new 17” MPS EF printing press.
During the morning program, several industry specialists presented the latest technologies and insights on how to improve productivity and thereby profits. Subjects discussed were the importance of ink chemistry, the latest advancements in print plate technology, the latest developments regarding anilox rolls, automated close loop print pressure settings utilizing vision systems and the latest on the MPS press technology. This seminar also included a presentation made by Mr. John Dion, co-owner of Dion Label Printing, explaining why he invested in two MPS printing presses and how he made his press purchase decision.
The afternoon program at Dion Label Printing included a live demonstration of Dion’s EF multi substrate press. The press demo showcased the capabilities of cost savings by utilizing the newest technology presented at the seminar. The press operator was able to reproduce an 8 color job (CMYK + 4 spot colors) with just CMYK by using Kodak Flexcell NX plates and Digicap NX imaging technology, Apex GTT anilox rolls and Act Exact Inks from Actega. This brought the setup waste down by 50% and the overall running costs down by approximately 35-40%. On top of that, the press demonstration also included 0.5 pt micro text in High Definition and Quality, all made possible by the superior web handling capabilities and Crisp.Dot technology of the EF press. After the press demonstration, Graphbury performed a live demonstration of their laser anilox cleaner.
“I am very excited about the success of this Technology Seminar”, said Michael Weyermann, Area Sales Manager for MPS. “We are very happy with the number of people attending as well as their positive feedback. People not only got to hear about the advancements in technology but they got to see it in production first hand and that was exactly our goal. Last but not least, we especially want to thank Dion Label Printing for their exceptional hospitality and partnership in organizing this event.”
About MPS Systems North America, Inc.
MPS Systems North America, Inc., located in Green Bay, Wis., manufactures, sells and services high-end printing and converting machines for the pressure-sensitive and packaging printing markets. A subsidiary of MPS Systems BV, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is responsible for many revolutionary innovations like Crisp.Dot® and Automated Print Control (APC) including Job Memory. A team of field service technicians is available in North America that is fully trained for the installation and after-sale service of MPS presses. MPS Systems North America can be contacted at 920-465-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.