Eclipse LF3

Talbot Chemicals Save Money & Take Control of their own Label Printing and Finishing

UK based Chemical Company lead the In-house Label Printing and Finishing Revolution!

 

The Client: Talbot Chemicals, UK based Chemical Company.

Products: Detergent, disinfectant, and cleaning chemicals for industry.

Typical Customers: Catering cleaning suppliers, general cleaning companies, wholesale /cash and carry, niche products such as aircraft glass cleaner.

Problems:

  • Large over-stock of product labels, Talbot had to adhere to minimum orders from their external label printing company.
  • Long lead-times on label orders.
  • High cost per label.
  • Ongoing chemical regulation CLP changes can result in a large stock of labels in warehouse to become redundant, increasing waste & cost.
  • Short runs could not be purchased cost effectively in order to satisfy customer demand / brand changes/ requests.

Solution:

Talbot Chemicals have moved their entire label production in-house and have implemented digital label printing and finishing. This includes receiving raw materials (paper), printing and cutting to size.

Key Benefits:

  • Cost per label reduction of nearly 40%.
  • Total control over labelling from design through to robustness of chemical label.
  • Ability to respond quickly to customer orders, no matter how small.
  • Reduced stock-holding offering large cost savings and less waste.
  • Ease of use of technology, total empowerment from printing through to maintenance.
  • Reliability in Impression Technology Europe as a supplier and genuine partner, from training through to scalability and future proofing.

Talbot Chemicals are an industry leader that manufactures chemical cleaning materials. Established in 1982 they have gained a reputation for quality and efficiency.

In the past they outsourced production of their labels, which generally tend to be large, robust labels that fit on to products such as 5 litre containers.

Compress LP4 Printer

Compress LP4 Label Printer

 

Stephen Greenwood, Production Manager, told us:

“Requirements vary and often we’ll get asked to produce 20 bottles of one kind, or full pallets of 20 of one kind of label and 20 another kind. We realised this was inefficient in terms of ordering minimum quantities of labels, and having to store these, not to mention waiting for delivery and having to pass that extra time on to the customer. At base level it was also proving expensive, and so we began to think outside of the box, and purchased a four colour ribbon printer 10 years ago. This was step one for us and gave us the confidence to take more control in-house.

However the ribbons were expensive, and after speaking with ITE we realised we could optimise even further.  We contacted ITE and they recommended the Rapid X1 printer which we used for four years. To add an extra layer they also suggested we actually cut our own labels to size as well, meaning we’d just order in one roll of material and then be able to cut every single label on one unit. The unit just bolts on to the digital printer.  So we also invested in an Eclipse LF3 label finishing machine.  It was a fairly bold move and significant investment, but one we definitely do not regret.

Eclipse LF3

Eclipse LF3 Label Finishing Machine

 

As technology progressed we then moved on to a Compress LP4 digital label printer. The new Compress LP4 toner printer reduced the cost of ink dramatically, half the price, in-fact. Cost wise we’ve shaved 40% off each label produced.”

Ease of use

“I think some companies might not be quite sure about how easy it is to manage your own printer and cutter. We have no issues whatsoever using the machines. I can’t fault the Eclipse LF3, it’s evolved since it was launched and ITE don’t stand still – they continue to innovate. We use an artwork package for the label design, and the labels print beautifully on the Compress LP4.”

Adapt, quickly!

“Convenience is a major factor for us, in addition to cost. On the back of that we have customer service; we can respond quickly now, even if it’s just for one label. We were cutting some labels out with scissors in the past!  Industry wise we’re all aware of the CLP regulations and how things are changing rapidly these days. Our solution means we can react straight away, whereas before would have needed to re-order and potentially dispose of redundant label stock. “

The ITE Experience

“ITE were very good from the start. From there on, every time I have spoken to them they are always at the end of the phone with true expertise, I cannot fault them – right through the machines.”

Talbot Chemicals Stephen Greenwood

Stephen Greenwood of Talbot Chemicals

 

The upshot

In essence, Talbot Chemicals are now able to cope with any label challenge put in front of them, change with the market, offer enhanced customer service, and keep costs down.  They are truly leading the in-house label printing revolution.

 

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New ‘Compact’ Label Finishing Machine from Eclipse – Accurate, Fast and Economical

The Eclipse Mini offers a competitively priced full production solution in a desktop package


The “Eclipse Mini” label finishing machine was officially launched at Labelexpo Europe in September.

Fantastic value for money, this competitively priced label finishing machine has a compact footprint. Designed to harmonise label production and increase the flexibility of label production from a range of ultra-narrow web label printers.

The machine, designed and manufactured by Impression Technology Europe (ITE), combines many features you would expect to find on larger and more expensive equipment, making it accessible and affordable to the market like never before.

The Mini digital die cutter and laminator is a production powerhouse in complete label converting and finishing. With self-wound lamination option; digital cutting with industry leading output rates (graphic dependant); roll to re-roll; slitting stations x 2 slitter blades; and waste matrix stripping as standard.

With the ability to cut plain, or printed media with the single point registration system. The Mini is a full production solution in a desktop package. Precision engineering is the benchmark of the Mini and its manufacture quality and unique firmware delivers far in excess of comparable machines in the market today. 200mm o/d rolls x 115mm web width makes the Mini a perfect solution for continuous finishing to a wide range of medias like BOPP, polyester, paper, vinyl’s and more.

Managing Director Roy Burton said: “Each and every year we are inventing and innovating in the digital finishing market and 2017 is no exception. There are various gaps in the market where clients need, but are unable to access, smaller machines for their business due to budget and return on investment. Therefore, our mission since 2011 has been to design finishing machines that fit what certain market segments require, not vice-versa. I’m really pleased to welcome this new ‘mini’ addition to complement our existing range of label cutters.”

The Eclipse Mini is designed, engineered and built to a specification the printing community needed, bringing affordable label finishing options to the micro label users of today.

Main Features of the Eclipse Mini:

  • Specifications Cut Width: 112mm
  • Cut Speed: 800mm axial maximum
  • Linear Cut Speed: Dependent on graphic
  • Cut Force: 0 – 400 grams in 1 gram steps
  • Cut Type: Drag knife and tangential emulation
  • Cut To Registration: Single point registration mark
  • Cut Ability: Both printed and unprinted media
  • Max Label Length: 304.8mm/12 inch repeat
  • Lamination: Unsupported laminate roll
  • Maximum Roll Diameter: 200mm
  • Waste Matrix: Removal and rewind
  • Roll Core Size: 76mm
  • Interface and Software: WinPlot (Windows OS) cut software, cutter control parameter software. Plug-ins for CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator
  • Power Supply: Single phase 110/240VAC, frequency 50/60HZ
  • Dimensions: Width: 1000mm; Depth: 600mm; Height: 780mm; Weight: 75kg

 

 

Eclipse LF3

Talbot Chemicals Save Money & Take Control of their own Label Printing and Finishing

UK based Chemical Company lead the In-house Label Printing and Finishing Revolution!

The Client: Talbot Chemicals, UK based Chemical Company.

Products: Detergent, disinfectant, and cleaning chemicals for industry.

Typical Customers: Catering cleaning suppliers, general cleaning companies, wholesale /cash and carry, niche products such as aircraft glass cleaner.

Problems:

  • Large over-stock of product labels, Talbot had to adhere to minimum orders from their external label printing company.
  • Long lead-times on label orders.
  • High cost per label.
  • Ongoing chemical regulation CLP changes can result in a large stock of labels in warehouse to become redundant, increasing waste & cost.
  • Short runs could not be purchased cost effectively in order to satisfy customer demand / brand changes/ requests.

Solution:

Talbot Chemicals have moved their entire label production in-house and have implemented digital label printing and finishing. This includes receiving raw materials (paper), printing and cutting to size.

Key Benefits:

  • Cost per label reduction of nearly 40%.
  • Total control over labelling from design through to robustness of chemical label.
  • Ability to respond quickly to customer orders, no matter how small.
  • Reduced stock-holding offering large cost savings and less waste.
  • Ease of use of technology, total empowerment from printing through to maintenance.
  • Reliability in Impression Technology Europe as a supplier and genuine partner, from training through to scalability and future proofing.

Talbot Chemicals are an industry leader that manufactures chemical cleaning materials. Established in 1982 they have gained a reputation for quality and efficiency.

In the past they outsourced production of their labels, which generally tend to be large, robust labels that fit on to products such as 5 litre containers.

Compress LP4 Printer

Compress LP4 Label Printer

 

Stephen Greenwood, Production Manager, told us:

“Requirements vary and often we’ll get asked to produce 20 bottles of one kind, or full pallets of 20 of one kind of label and 20 another kind. We realised this was inefficient in terms of ordering minimum quantities of labels, and having to store these, not to mention waiting for delivery and having to pass that extra time on to the customer. At base level it was also proving expensive, and so we began to think outside of the box, and purchased a four colour ribbon printer 10 years ago. This was step one for us and gave us the confidence to take more control in-house.

However the ribbons were expensive, and after speaking with ITE we realised we could optimise even further.  We contacted ITE and they recommended the Rapid X1 printer which we used for four years. To add an extra layer they also suggested we actually cut our own labels to size as well, meaning we’d just order in one roll of material and then be able to cut every single label on one unit. The unit just bolts on to the digital printer.  So we also invested in an Eclipse LF3 label finishing machine.  It was a fairly bold move and significant investment, but one we definitely do not regret.

Eclipse LF3

Eclipse LF3 Label Finishing Machine

 

As technology progressed we then moved on to a Compress LP4 digital label printer. The new Compress LP4 toner printer reduced the cost of ink dramatically, half the price, in-fact. Cost wise we’ve shaved 40% off each label produced.”

Ease of use

“I think some companies might not be quite sure about how easy it is to manage your own printer and cutter. We have no issues whatsoever using the machines. I can’t fault the Eclipse LF3, it’s evolved since it was launched and ITE don’t stand still – they continue to innovate. We use an artwork package for the label design, and the labels print beautifully on the Compress LP4.”

Adapt, quickly!

“Convenience is a major factor for us, in addition to cost. On the back of that we have customer service; we can respond quickly now, even if it’s just for one label. We were cutting some labels out with scissors in the past!  Industry wise we’re all aware of the CLP regulations and how things are changing rapidly these days. Our solution means we can react straight away, whereas before would have needed to re-order and potentially dispose of redundant label stock. “

The ITE Experience

“ITE were very good from the start. From there on, every time I have spoken to them they are always at the end of the phone with true expertise, I cannot fault them – right through the machines.”

Talbot Chemicals Stephen Greenwood

Stephen Greenwood of Talbot Chemicals

 

The upshot

In essence, Talbot Chemicals are now able to cope with any label challenge put in front of them, change with the market, offer enhanced customer service, and keep costs down.  They are truly leading the in-house label printing revolution.

 

Eclipse Label Finishing Equipment

Pre Labelexpo Americas Newsflash! New Game-changing Label Finishing Machine from Eclipse

Pre Labelexpo Americas Newsflash!

New Game-changing Label Finishing Machine from Eclipse

The Eclipse DC 220 ST (Shuttle Type) combines features normally found on more expensive equipment.

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9th August 2016 – Mansfield, UK – The “Eclipse DC220 ST” die cut to register label finishing machine will be officially launched at Labelexpo Americas this year.

The machine, designed and manufactured by Impression Technology Europe (ITE) combines many features you would expect to find on more expensive equipment making it accessible and affordable to the market like never before. See it live on booth 6412.

Web tensioning, web guidance, a crush cut slitting system, state of the art servo control with ease of use, plus dual reversible label re-wind devices, give the Eclipse DC220 ST the leading edge on technology against its competitors. There are many features you would not expect to see on a small foot print inline die cut to register label finishing machine.

Director Roy Burton said: “Every year we are innovating in the digital finishing space and 2016 is no exception. There are many gaps in the finishing market where clients are not able to access the machinery that they actually need for their business due to budget and return on investment, and our mission since 2011 has been to design finishing machines that fit what certain market segments require, not vice-versa. I’m really pleased to welcome this new addition to complement our existing range of label cutters.”

Main Features of the Eclipse DC220 ST (Shuttle Type)

  • Media width: 220mm
  • Cutting speed: Up-to 25 linear meters per minute.
  • In line running capability: Dancer arm to control the machine running speed, on. Can accept printed media directly from any printer capable of outputting open ended print media.
  • Cut Ability: Printed, die cut to printed register. Plain, none printed media.
  • Web Tensioning: Easy manual operation.
  • Web Guidance: Automatic web guidance.
  • Web Feeding: Indexing shuttle type.
  • Finished Label rewind: Dual Reversible 76mm, 3” cores.
  • Lamination: Both “Self-wound” & “Carrier” types available to use.
  • Die Type: Flexible style with or without pin registration.
  • Small footprint: Width 1500mm Depth 660mm Height 1250mm
  • Electricity: 240vac 1 phase or 110vac 1 phase, 10amp. Must specify at time of order.
  • Main Drives: Servo Motor drives with Digital control.
  • Control Panel: Touch Screen, Full colour.
  • Design set-up memory: Able to store design set up parameters.
  • Speed control: Ability to set the speed whilst in running condition.

Distributors wanted!

ITE are actively looking for new distributors from all over the globe for the Eclipse brand. Please visit the stand or contact now for more information.

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Press contacts:
Ali Wileman Alison@alisonwileman.co.uk +44 (0)7981 300531
Alex Parsons alexp@impressiontechnologyeurope.com  +44 (0)1623 861173

Who is ITE?

Impression Technology Europe supplies a wide range of digital labelling equipment.  However they have also manufactured and designed a range of Eclipse finishing products which are available via a global market.

Eclipse world class label finishing machines provide return on investment and genuine value for money. Eclipse machines cut labels, not corners and the craftsmanship and high-end technology offered by Eclipse is often copied but never bettered. Since 2011 they have grown to become a leading global brand and their ever growing range of label finishing equipment is designed and manufactured in the UK and available globally through a network of distributors. Visit the website eclipselabelequipment.com to view the full range.

Contact information:

Impression Technology Europe (ITE) Sovereign House, Sovereign Way, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 4LQ – ENGLAND.  Telephone: +44 (0)1623 861173 impressiontechnologyeurope.com

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Eclipse LF350 digital label cutter – The Crispest Finish You Can Buy!

An outline of how the Eclipse LF350 digital label cutter can change the way your labels are finished and deliver the very best quality of product.

The Eclipse range of digital label cutters are revolutionary pieces of equipment which are lf350_digital_label_cutteralready taking the label printing industry by storm. Here at Eclipse we instil our company values into all of our products which is delivering consistent quality, reliability and durability.  The specification of LF350 digital label cutter is as impressive as the design, with a 5.1 meters per minute output, allowing for a 800mm wide label capability alongside a digital cutting capability of up to 350mm.

As a business that supplies quality products worldwide we will be displaying the cutting ability of the LF350 at Label Expo Americas in September. We are confident that the machine will sell itself as the demonstrations will display how much more efficient the LF350 is compared to our competitors.

The Eclipse LF350 is simple to handle as it was designed to be a compact machine with simple lf350_image_02loading and unloading in most label work environments. The easy to install compact design is followed up by software that puts the customer first as we have focussed on the control panel being as user friendly as possible.

Just in case our customers are novices to the Label market we do provide full training on the product; even before installation they are well acquainted with the easy to use systems.  The level of service we offer continues after purchase as we have a comprehensive support network in place for our customers with constant lines of communication to contact our sales and technical staff.

Why Should You Purchase Your Own Eclipse LF350 digital label cutter ?

You may be aware that during the label production, label printing is likely to be quicker than cutting and finishing .Knowing this, we were determined to create a lf350_image_03product that would reduce this time difference significantly. The LF350 will certainly do this with an increase of roughly 1.5meters per minute compared to a standard finisher; our customers understand that this can be the difference between profit, loss, success and failure.

If you are not sure on whether to upgrade to an Eclipse machine we suggest you take a look and see the difference yourself.  If you are available for the LabelExpo Americas we would be more than happy to talk you through our products and the benefits they will bring to your company. If you are unavailable for the shows then do not hesitate to contact us via our email address or phone number located below and we can arrange a demonstration or explain in more detail about the products that we offer.

T: +44 (0)1623 861 173

reception@impressiontechnologyeurope.com