FRANCE – Anjou Etiquettes, a family-owned label converter, has recently made an investment in a new Bobst Digital Master 340 in order to streamline its label production process.

Installed approximately a year ago in the workshop situated in Montreuil Bellay, Maine-et-Loire, it was the first Bobst Digital Master 340 to be delivered worldwide.

Delivered, installed, and commissioned in less than a week, the Digital Master, configured with 6 digital colors plus white, quickly found its place in the company of around thirty employees.

“The ramp-up process took place without any problem, without any pressure. The new press has integrated perfectly into our installations and processes,” says Laurent Bossy, who co-manages Anjou Étiquettes with Sabrina Chardonneau in a press release.

The Digital Master 340 is equipped with the Bobst Accucheck module, which ensures calibration and quality control.

According to Laurent Bossy, this function is “a major innovation.” Thanks to this automation, the adhesive label producer has reduced its production waste rate to 2%.

This scalable design machine will soon be enhanced with a flexographic group and an in-line cutting unit.

“The Bobst Digital Master 340 is the ideal solution for the current challenges,” adds Laurent. “The machine effortlessly handles print runs ranging from 1,000 to 15,000 linear meters or more.

“We run the press every day, and I must say I’m impressed by its print quality and speed. We can achieve a resolution of 1200×1200 dpi at a speed of 100 meters per minute.”

Another advantage of the new press is its ability to incorporate new modules, such as a varnishing unit or a semi-rotary die-cutting module, all designed and supplied by Bobst.

The modularity and on-site upgradability of the Bobst Digital Master 340 are advantages for converters, enabling them to protect their initial investment and expand at their own pace.

The decision to partner with Bobst was based on shared company values – professionalism and authenticity.

“We chose Bobst for their true essence of partnership and professionalism of their teams,” says Bossy, adding, “The Bobst Digital Master 340 was delivered, installed, and operational in less than a week.

“The service team trained all the employees, adapting to their individual capabilities. The ramp-up process was seamless, without any pressure. The new press integrated seamlessly into our facilities and processes.”

Early this month, BOBST partnered with Belgium-based Asteria Labels to deploy DIGITAL MASTER All-in-One presses in several strategic locations across Europe.

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