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French group Sopano installed a new X-Flex with Monotwin die-cutting system

OMET announced that Sopano, leading PS label converter based in St. Pierre Elbeuf, France, has installed one of its ServoDriven, Gearless X-FLEX 430 presses, to provide its customers with short-runs, faster turn-around times deliveries.
Sopano Group purchased the OMET XFLEX press at the end of 2009 to expand its range of print and marketing services. With a mixed customer base, the company recognised that many of its clients could benefit from cost-effective short-runs and the fast delivery times achievable with its new flexible, high tech print and converting capabilities.
“When evaluating the advantages of having such a high technology press at our disposal, we were looking at being able to offer our customers high quality labels, printing small quantities and increase the ability to meet short deadlines when necessary,” explained Mr. Laurent Charbonneau, Sopano President and General Manager. “These production benefits were evident when we tested the Omet XFLEX during our press selection process; also the ability to print on many different substrates, apart from PS, lead us to consider this to be the best choice” added Mr. Charbonneau.
New available technologies have been part of the decision: “we have been intrigued by the very flexible variable repeat diecutting system, available with the press” comments Mr. Orona, SOPANO’s production manager.
This system, called Mono-Twin, will be the perfect match for the X-Flex very fast print change over system through printing sleeves.
An Open House has been held at St. Pierre Elbeuf facility during last May 6th and 7th. Press has been introduced to industry partners, receiving its official inauguration.