A new Gallus TCS 250 was recently taken into service at Tipografia Mandruzzato in Vò in the Italian province of Padua. This is already the second press of its type for the company and its partners Claudio Mandruzzato and Adriano, Luca and Marco Galante. The company, which was founded in 1983 and has a workforce of 15, mostly works for customers from the local region. The new investment will enable it to meet all its customers' requirements even more effectively.
As a result of the constant changes in customer requirements – from paper and glue labels to increasingly popular self-adhesive labels – Tipografia Mandruzzato took the decision over three years ago to purchase its first Gallus TCS 250, at an investment cost of one million euros. This Gallus press was adapted to the precise needs of the production department (and thus to customers' requirements) and was equipped with five offset printing units, a hot foil stamping unit, a flexographic varnishing unit, and a dry relief and flatbed diecutting unit. The various printing, processing and finishing options can be combined as required, which is why this modular offset press with direct servo drive has always been synonymous with top quality results. This purchase has brought success for the company on the wine market with its every changing requirements and is meeting the demand for top-quality short to medium-sized runs (5,000-20,000 copies per run) complete with varying degrees of finishing.
From left to right: Claudio Mandruzzato, owner of Tipografia Mandruzzato, Antonio Kampouris from Gallus, Andrea Citernesi, who is responsible for Gallus at Macchingraf.
Over the last three years, Tipografia Mandruzzato has seen growing demand for wine labels produced in screen printing with high ink levels. It therefore decided a few months ago to invest in a second Gallus TCS 250. This new machine consists of a screen printing unit (particularly for opaque white), followed by four offset printing units, a hot foil stamping unit, a flexographic printing unit, a further screen printing unit (for screen printing involving high volumes of ink, Braille etc.) and a flatbed diecutter. Before purchasing the new Gallus, the company had to make a fundamental decision – whether to invest in a machine for screen printing finishing/embellishment that was independent of production or to double the production line by acquiring a new Gallus TCS 250. Ultimately the decision fell on purchasing a second label press from Gallus. While this route does involve a higher investment, it enables Tipografia Mandruzzato to offer its customers higher quality labels with extra added value while also reinforcing its own competitive edge. After all, Tipografia Mandruzzato's strengths have long been its high quality, personal design and a level of originality geared to producing a made-to-measure product that meets the customer's every need. This approach is rooted in the Italian lifestyle, which is shaped by creativity and tradition – two concepts that express a desire to look to the future while still remembering one's origins and the expertise of the past.
The machine was installed by Macchingraf engineers in the summer and was in full production within just two weeks.