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UAE based label printers, Future Pack has invested in post-press label inspection system from Prati.

The Saturn TE 330 slitter inspection rewinder enables winding, inspection, rewinding, slitting on a range of pressure sensitive labels, unsupported paper, cardboard, as well as aluminium. The machine is beneficial for narrow web printers as it can process webs width up to 330 mm, say company officials. For paper and transparent substrates, the electronic web guide comes equipped with ultrasonic sensor for easy process as well as the IR cell for counting with silk spot labels.

Chinna Durai, country manager at Future Pack said, " Future Pack uses the Saturn TE 330 in the post-production of paper and filmic labels as well as on 38 and 64 micron unsupported film labels. We are now looking at adding an inkjet print-head to allow us to overprint variable data such as barcodes and product codes. This will further improve productivity and efficiency."

Future Pack was founded in 2006 and currently employs 180 people with sales offices in Germany, Spain, France and Syria. The company manufactures packaging products from self-adhesive labels, shrink sleeves and aluminum foil lids to sandwich wraps and paper & plastic cups.

"Errors such as missing a label, or a colour as well as a matrix waste occur too frequently in label printing even if the label printer does everything to prevent these problems on the label reel," continued Durai, " which made us opt for the machine when we saw it at an exhibiton in Dubai. We like the easy handling of this machine especially when it comes to loading the reels and setting the knives. Its well suited to narrow coils and much faster than our other slitting machines."