Bakers invests in a Digicon 3000 for its Flexible Packaging Division BakPac
In our continued commitment to invest in new equipment and technologies, we have expanded the finishing capabilities of our digital pouch production facility, BakPac, with a Digicon 3000 from ABG and Edale.
What is a Digicon 3000?
The Digicon 3000 is a wide-web digital finishing and converting solution, offering web widths between 400-762mm. It was designed and manufactured in partnership between ABG and Edale, specialists in flexographic print, web transportation and post-print converting.
This is the first UK install of this design for the flexible packaging market.
This Digicon 3000 will run in conjunction with our HP Indigo 20000 digital press to provide a complete single-pass printing and converting line for short-run flexible packaging. Features include a dual-function unwind station, flexo/hybrid gravure print station, water-based lamination, cold foil, slitting and rewinding.
“The Digicon 3000 was the natural choice considering our ongoing relationship with ABG and our other Digicons,” said Phil Smith, General Manager BakPac. “As we look to grow the BakPac division, the Digicon 3000 will help us introduce added value features to our flexible packaging, such as extra coatings, spot varnish and cold foil embellishments. We’ve included the optional gravure coating system, which will enable us to run some development chemistries so that in the future we can offer new coatings and effects.”
Delivery, installation and training on the press was executed expertly by the Edale engineers and the team at Bakers during the third week of January. It’s an exciting start to Bakers’ 50th year of business, with more to come later in the year.
“Expanding our flexible division just a couple of years after launching BakPac shows the positive growth and demand for high quality, fast turnaround, short to medium runs of digitally printed pouches and flow wrap. The Digicon 3000 allows us to push into new markets and add even more value to jobs,” Steve Baker, Managing Director.
The Digicon 3000 for our flexible packaging division is just the latest press in a long history of investments with A B Graphic for our finishing capabilities. It’s a collaboration that both companies are very proud of.
‘As a long-standing ABG customer, we are proud of the strong relationship we have with Baker Labels. And as we can offer a varied range of finishing equipment that makes us the go-to choice for our customers, the fact that Baker Labels now have an ABG Digicon 3000 and thermal laminator is a great testimony to the value we can bring to flexible packaging.” Matt Burton, Global Sales Director at A B Graphic International