Dave Meredith, production manager, and Martin Clissold, general manager labels, inspect the new line


Integrity Print has made a number of recent investments in its labels division, including in finishing and MIS.

The company has taken delivery of a bespoke converting line from AB Graphic International, at its Midsomer Norton base. The newly commissioned line incorporates unwinder, a flexo unit and two die-cutting stations along with a Vectra turret rewind system, for single-pass production labels.

Speaking about the decision to make the £300,000 investment general manager labels Martin Clissold said, ‘We have recently won some major contracts that require the high-speed conversion of large volumes of labels. Our growth strategy is underpinned by a desire to deliver world-class manufacturing and we identified a potential bottleneck in our existing spooling department. The investment in the ABG line eliminates any production capacity challenges and increases the overall efficiency and productivity of the finishing area.’

The line has also been configured to allow the addition of inline inkjet numbering to facilitate the production of variable data and barcode labels, as Integrity strives towards its goal of increasing label sales from £6 million to £10 million.

Business development manager at ABG, Matt Burton, welcomed the investment, saying, ‘We are very pleased to have started working with Integrity Print and look forward to developing the relationship as the company continues to grow.’

The investment coincides with the installation of Label Traxx real-time job tracking the label division, further enhancing the company’s lean manufacturing process.