Italian label converter etic.a has installed a Nilpeter FA-17 flexo press, which has been specified with a High-Build Varnish InkJet Unit, offering embellishment capabilities.

The Rome-based company produces labels for sectors such as luxurious wine and spirits, essential skin care and household products. With the company continuing to grow, it said the new press marks a significant milestone in its journey.

Designed for high automation, the FA-17 press can facilitate swift job setups and rapid changeovers, ensuring the delivery of high-quality products within minimal time frames, according to Nilpeter. The integration of Nilpeter’s digital varnish bar, combined with traditional flexography, offers quality enhancement to labels, with less preparation and tooling expenses, it added.

The High-Build Varnish InkJet Unit is claimed to provide a lower overall cost of production, less material waste and increased production rates compared to traditional methods. Product shelf-appeal can therefore be increased with little to no extra costs for screens, plates or similar.

Vito Di Martino, etic.a’s operations director, articulated the strategic acquisition of the FA-17 flexo press as a move towards optimising product delivery speeds and efficiency. He added, ‘We aim to consistently surpass our customers’ expectations through a modernised production flow, enhancing our agility and competitive edge in the market.’

Peter Eriksen, COO of Nilpeter highlighted the importance of a strong partnership remarking, ‘The family-owned nature of both our companies fosters a genuine collaboration. We are immensely proud to contribute to etic.a’s growth journey and are eager to witness the evolution of this partnership.