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Label World Expands Flexible Packaging Capabilities with Ko-Pack 12-Station Press

Rochester-based Label World announced the installation of a 12-station 10” Ko-Pack Combination Press with UV inks for advanced high-quality printing and converting of labels and flexible packaging.

The Ko-Pack press, supplied by KPG Corporation in Williston, VT, is highly unique in offering not just a large number of print stations (in this case 12 print stations plus a 13th station for applying UV varnish), but also includes a number of finishing capabilities inline:

• Up to 12-color printing with solid pigment UV inks for super-saturated color
• Screen-printing for extra opacity or texture
• Plow-folding, pattern adhesive coating, and laminating for converting multiple webs—creating nearly any label or flexible packaging construction required.

Ko-Pack’s unique design consists of six print stations positioned around a central impression drum, plus six additional print stations in a vertical stack of 3 and 3. This design minimizes the floor print of the press, therefore utilizing less space. More importantly, however, the CI drum allows the press to maintain incredibly tight registration while printing multiple colors, since all the print stations are constantly a fixed distance from each other around the drum. When combined with super-saturated UV inks, the Ko-Pack can deliver extremely high-quality labels and packaging for the health and beauty business and other segments that have high print quality requirements for medium and long runs.

Additional converting features also make the Ko-Pack press capable of creating on-serts for promotional printing like coupons, IRCs, and extended content labels to help marketers promote their products with on-pack information and offers. Plow-folding and multi-webbing also enable producing pouches, packets, and blister packs.

John McDermott, President and CEO of Label World said, “We are very proud of our ability to invest in expanding our business at a time when many others are contracting. This particular Ko-Pack press offers capabilities available from less than a handful of others along the east coast. Combined with our recently expanded digital print solutions, we now have a powerful set of solutions for quality conscious customers across multiple segments for short, medium and long print runs.”

About Label World
Label World is a premier supplier of custom labels and flexible packaging materials to the northeast region of the U.S.. Located in Rochester NY, Label World has provided innovative solutions for its customers’ product branding, identification, tracking and security needs for almost 25 years. Label World was awarded Best of Show with the finest label for 2008 among 300 entries across multiple print technologies for its digital label printing at the TLMI Annual Label Awards. Label World has also been recognized as a best in class employer, having won Best of the Best Workplaces in America by Printing Industries of America (PIA) in 2008 for the sixth time.