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 6900 presses running alongside a Nilpeter FB-3 flexo press and two Screen UV inkjet Truepresses 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.
The HP Indigo WS6900 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. The presses use the indichrome system, which is orange, violet and green as well as the conventional four colours CMYK; this gives a wider gamut of colour when reproducing pantone colours. The press also has a white channel for clear substrates but we can also add spot colours and specials such as fluorescent pink, silver or invisible blue and yellow. There is also a new metallic series of inks that will open new applications. The 6900s offer pioneering SmartStream Mosaic and Collage 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.
Max web 330mm Max Print area 320 x 980mm
12-450 microns supported substrate thickness
Max colour print speeds of up to 40m/min
Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Maximum web width 350mm Maximum print width 322mm
Printing speed 50m/min
Truepress Jet L350 UV and L350 UV+LM Inkjet digital presses
The Screen inkjet presses complement the Indigos. They are faster, with excellent up-time and eat 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. The L350UV+LM offers an increased colour gamut including orange ink along with the C, M, Y, K set and white ink. Orange ink enables richer reproduction of vivid colours, adding to the visual appeal of fruits and other foods.
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. In addition, the L350 UV+LM has an incredibly stable transport mechanism that tightly controls paper feeding to maintain optimal transfer conditions. This precision is essential for producing detailed dot codes such as QR and barcodes, as well as any other security printing requiring a high level of accuracy.
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.
Eight Colour UV Flexo
Max web width 350mm
Press speed 228m/min
2 rotary die heads
1 rotary sheeting head
ABG Digicon Series 3
2 Flexo heads, Big Foot hot foil/embossing unit, 2 laminating stations, flat bed silkscreen, flyeVision, die cutting and auto slit knives. Max web 330mm
ABG Digicon Series 3
Flexo, overlam/cold foil, DigiJet, die cutting, flyeVision, auto slit knives and in-line turret rewinder. Max Web 330mm
Omega Digicon Lite 1
Corona, UV Flexo, overlaminating and diecutting. Maximum web width 330mm
Omega Digicon Lite 3
Corona, UV Flexo, overlaminating and diecutting. Maximum web width 330mm
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. In February 2018 we also installed an Auto Set Vectra SGTR glueless turret rewinder from AB Graphics.The Vectra SGTR holds the substrate to the cores at the start of a new roll without stopping or slowing down the converting equipment. In addition, it is fitted with a print and apply label applicator to close the finished roll with a label. Quick, fast and clean, it is especially suitable for rewinding labels which have been printed on heat sensitive substrates, or using heat sensitive inks, finishes or decorations.
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.
Roland DG Versa UV LEF 300
ABG Omega RTS330 Sheeter
The RTS can achieve running speeds of 40m/min for an A4 size sheet producing 150 labels a minute.
AutoSet Vectra SGTR
With fully automatic changeover, the new AutoSet Vectra SGTR saves hours of costly set up and changeover time.
T450 Shrink Wrap
2 x ABG Omega SR270 Slitter Rewinders
2 x Ricoh Pro C51005
1 x Ricoh Pro C7200x
Roland Soljet Pro III
At Baker Labels our talented and experienced in-house studio team work with the artwork designs our customers send us to ensure they are perfectly prepared for the presses.
Technical capabilities Our studio team work on Apple Mac Studios using Hybrid Packz, Adobe Creative Cloud, which means we are always up to date with the latest products. We have set up GMG ColorServer Multicolor and Hybrid Cloud Flow to link with our purpose built MIS system. This removes some of the mundane tasks from our processes so our studio can spend more time doing what they are good at, working on and checking your
Hybrid – Packz, Packzflow, Cloudflow & Proofscope.
Adobe – Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat.
X-rite – ColorCert, eXact2 Suite.
Software Hybrid Cloudflow/Packzflow automation – Esko Dynamic VDP & Hybrid Packz VDP Execute – Bespoke label production including all types of barcodes, QR Codes and data matrix. HP SmartStream Designer – provides bespoke PDF production, GMG ColorServer – colour management software which ensures colour consistency for accurate brand & spot colour standards, GMG ColorProof – linked to an Epson SureColor P7500 Spectroproofer, this allows our studio to check the accuracy of the colour match from our various printers before it even leaves the department (see below for further details)
Baker Labels offer a full prepress service. We can assist you by setting up a Colour Management System,
which is system-level functionality that maps or translates the colour space of one device to the colour space of another. Colours are checked using the X-rite eXact 2 spectros, X-rite i1PRO, iO table and GTI MiniMatcher light box. Colour Management System: GMG Colorserver Multicolour solution and Hybrid Cloud Flow link to our purpose built MIS system
Epson SureColor P7500 Spectroproofer
X-rite eXact 2
Automated colour accuracy with remote proofing capabilities
Outstanding colour consistency and matching accuracy
We can accept PDF /x, Illustrator CC, Indesign CC. We would rather have native files, but we know that this is not always possible.
We recognise the importance of a confidential service. Your customers are your customers and you can count on our integrity as a trade label printer, for almost five decades, to avoid any conflicts of interest.
Orders are delivered to customers under plain cover as standard or with your own branded delivery notes if requested.
Our Despatch Team will wrap, and package your orders to the highest standards and ship out efficiently to ensure you and your customers receive the best service possible.
Leading Distributer of Label Materials
Bakers are also the leading independent distributer of self-adhesive and non-self-adhesive label materials in the UK.
Offering a comprehensive range of both branded and non-branded label products, we are a “one-stop shop” for the roll label printer. If your customers require samples of materials from the huge stock we carry, we can send them for next day delivery.