STATE OF THE ART

Through the decades, investment in the latest printing technology and equipment as well as highly skilled operators has kept Baker Labels at the forefront of the label printing industry.

Bakers operates with three HP Indigo 6800 presses running alongside a Nilpeter FB-3 flexo press and a Screen UV inkjet Truepress giving us the freedom to choose the best technology to produce optimum labels for your specific application. All presses are reel to reel with either inline or offline finishing and sheeting. The finishing is completed on a comprehensive range of ABG Digicons and slitter rewinders ensuring virtually any label can be produced to suit your requirements.

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Digital Printing

The HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press is the market-leading narrow-web printing solution for digital labels and packaging production, delivering high productivity, wide versatility, and intelligent colour automation. At Bakers we now have 3 of them running side by side to provide new capabilities, with fluorescent pink (with blue and yellow to come) and an improved white ink capability. There will also be a new metallic series of inks that will open new applications. The 6800s offer pioneering SmartStream Mosaic software allowing every label imagery to be unique – a commercial capability that our customers will truly be able to benefit from. In addition it facilitates synchronisation across all digital processes enabling greater consistency through small, medium and large print runs. The multi-threaded RIP reduces lead times whilst increasing productivity.

Specification:
Max web 330mm Max Print area 320 x 980mm
12-450 microns supported substrate thickness
Max colour print speeds of up to 40m/min

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Truepress operator

Truepress Jet L350 UV Inkjet digital press

The Screen inkjet press complements the Indigos.  It is faster, with excellent up-time and eats the work, with a very good white for clear and silver stocks. High pigmented colours with a combination of advanced print heads & screening can produce smoother gradations resulting in truly stunning photo quality detail that’s up to 600 dpi at a top speed of 50m p/m or 30m p/m with white.

Ideal for top quality high scuff resistant products on multiple substrates with possible savings on over-laminates or even varnishing. We have introduced fully variable capability on the machine, now able to print complex multi-page PDFs.  The UV cured ink has a much higher build than the Indigo with the result being more of a screen label look than litho with very wide colour gamut, giving a high gloss, durable and lightfast result with great scratch resistance.

Specifiaction
Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Maximum web width 350mm Maximum print width 322mm
Printing speed 50m/min

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Flexo printing

Nilpeter FB-3

The printer of choice for larger runs and for complex multi-layer, multi pass constructions. Featuring a rail system which contains De-Lam/Re-Lam, turner bar, 4 towers for over-laminating substrates and a crossover unit. We have also installed a servo re-insertion unit with web guide and a corona plus a rotary screen unit for embellishments, fluorescents etc.

The dual axis servo transport system ensures that the FB-3 will continuously deliver the highest level of print reproduction as well as unparalleled registration performance.

We’ve also installed a new rotary screen unit – the first one to be fitted to a FB3 Nilpeter. The main plan for the Stork unit is for re-registering work from the digitals to give high build and tactile effects but there are also opportunities to do more specialist work.

Specification
Eight Colour UV Flexo
Max web width 350mm
Press speed 228m/min
2 rotary die heads
1 rotary sheeting head

Finishers

Omega digicon HS finisher

Omega Digicon HS Finisher

Foil blocking, UV varnish, laminating and diecutting. Maximum web width 330mm

Omega Digicon series 2

Omega Digicon Series 2

Corona, 2 UV Flexos, overlaminating, embossing & diecutting. Maximum web width 330mm

Omega digicon lite 1

Omega Digicon Lite 1

Corona, UV Flexo, overlaminating and diecutting. Maximum web width 330mm

Omega digicon lite 3

Omega Digicon Lite 3

Corona, UV Flexo, overlaminating and diecutting. Maximum web width 330mm

Rewinders

We use both the HSR330 Rewinder and the Omega SRI Rewinder – the new generation of label converting and finishing with rewinding speeds of up to 350m/min.  Fully integrated FleyeVision 100% inspection control with screen operation, connected with an integrated work flow for waste management.  The SRI range uses the latest servo drive technology combined with PC/SPS based control resulting in a new level of sophistication to meet today’s ever increasing demands.

Omega SRI rewinder
HSR330 Rewinder

and the rest…

GM ETV330 High Speed Sheeter

Roll to sheet guillotine cutter suitable for cutting labels and heavy materials.

Typical speed 3000-10,000 sheets/hour, subject to the job.

ABG Omega RTS330 Sheeter

The RTS can achieve running speeds of 40m/min for an A4 size sheet producing 150 labels a minute.

Vectra HDTR Rewinder

Specifically designed to rewind large diameter rolls and heavy duty substrates.

T450 Shrink Wrap

2 x ABG Omega SR270 Slitter Rewinders

Ricoh Laser Printer

Memjet Envelope Printer

Roland Soljet Pro III

and the rest…

GM ETV330 High Speed Sheeter

Roll to sheet guillotine cutter suitable for cutting labels and heavy materials.

Typical speed 3000-10,000 sheets/hour, subject to the job.

ABG Omega RTS330 Sheeter

The RTS can achieve running speeds of 40m/min for an A4 size sheet producing 150 labels a minute.

Vectra HDTR Rewinder

Specifically designed to rewind large diameter rolls and heavy duty substrates.

2 x SRI Rewinders

The new generation of label converting and finishing with a rewinding speed of up to 350m/min

Fully integrated fleyeVision inspection control with screen operation, connected with an integrated work flow for waste management.

The SRI range uses the latest servo drive technology combined with PC/SPS based control resulting in a new level of sophistication to meet today’s ever increasing demands.

Converting speed of up to 350m/min

HSR330 Rewinder

T450 Shrink Wrap

2 x ABG Omega SR270 Slitter Rewinders

Ricoh Laser Printer

Memejet Envelope Printer

Soljet ProIII

Our digital presses in action at Baker Labels