This summer, Grafiche Federighi installed a Nilpeter MO-4 offset-based platform press. Within just a few weeks it was producing labels for premium-quality wines for export at its plant in Camerata Picena, some 14 km southwest of Ancona.
Following the completion of a planned upgrade in early October, the company decided it was time to properly celebrate the successful commissioning of its latest arrival with a staff party. The machine was expanded with a flatbed hot foil and embossing unit from Pantec, enabling very high quality embellishments on even short runs. The decoration for the fine cake, that went with the celebration, was not printed on the new MO-4, but the company is confident that a combination of fast job changeovers with benchmark print quality, will help maintain its competitive edge in the Italian wine and spirits sector.
The fourth-generation MO-4 is an offset-based combination press with a maximum web width of 420 mm (16½ inches). The flexible platform technology allows many bespoke configurations for day-to-day operations, giving quick switches between a choice of UV-flexo, rotary screen and gravure print processes, plus hot and cold foil. Besides the flatbed foiler and embosser, it can also run fully rotary with other Nilpeter units.