- December 14, 2006, Edited by Claudia Hine, Managing Editor
J. R. Labels has been serving the Irish print and stationery trades for more than 22 years and boasts its range of standard text labels is probably the largest in the country.
To streamline production, the Dubin-based converter recently took delivery of an Omega SR 410 slitter/rewinder with rotary die-cutting supplied by A B Graphic Intl. Ltd.
According to David Lesware, production director, “We purchased the Omega SR 410 to convert standard white labels so they now go from unwind completely processed through to the rewind. Before it was a two-step process, and we have now basically cut our production time in half.”
Converts Labels in One Pass
J. R. Labels specializes in manufacturing plain and printed self-adhesive labels in various formats from plain white to six-color print on a variety of materials, both adhesive and non-adhesive. The company’s roll label services include both water-based and ultraviolet flexographic technology.
The Omega SR 410 is a 16-in. converting machine that unwinds, die-cuts, and rewinds in one pass at high speed. Previously J.R. Labels had to make the labels on in-line printing presses and then move them to a separate slitter.
The Omega SR 410 machines reportedly are designed for ease of operation and are PLC controlled to provide a high degree of reliability and flexibility. The PLC controller incorporates a Human Machine Interface from AB Graphic Intl. for new job set-up data entry.