For starters, the bump in business prompted 3C! Packaging to add more than 3,000 sq ft of additional facility space, as well as hire several new front-end personnel. On the production side, to accommodate the growing demand for its label operations, 3C! Packaging has installed a new Nilpeter FB-3 Flexo Press, one of the fastest on the market. The 10-color press delivers a top speed of 750 fpm with no compromises to print quality on webs up to 13.75 in. wide. Despite being designed as a high-performance press, the FB-3 remains competitive over a wide range of run lengths, including short runs.
The new Nilpeter press is especially versatile: the machine’s movable unwind/rewind towers with rail system allow multiple label configurations, while its short web path yields fast job changeovers with minimum start-up waste. Each of the ergonomically-designed printing units includes five servo systems to automate all adjustments for saving, loading and changing jobs, as well as for job pre-setting, impression settings, and side register load. A dual axis servo transport system ensures high levels of print reproduction and precise registration. The new press also will feature an additional slitter/rewinder and LVS system.
Quick-release systems for handling anilox rolls and plate cylinders are improved by Nilpeter’s quick-change revolver die-cutting system. This offers on-the-fly loading and unloading of dies to reduce setup times and save material waste. In fact, full job changeovers – of all 10 color stations as well as the die – have been achieved in as few as five minutes.
At the forefront of 3C! Packaging’s recent growth spurt is Clear Code, the company’s next-generation coating system proven to significantly enhance customers’ serialization and coding experience. By employing a low or high wattage CO2, fiber, or YAG laser, and a proprietary color change technology, 3C! is able to offer high-contrast imaging on a colorless coating that provides a superior quality image tailored for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Vision Systems.
About 3C! Packaging
3C! Packaging is an independent, privately-owned packaging solutions company based in Clayton, NC, that specializes in the design and manufacture of custom folding cartons, printed literature, inserts/outserts, labels/foils and unit dose applications. More info: www.3CPackaging.com.