Abbott Label, well known manufacturer of stock and custom labels, recently installed their first Digital Finishing machine from Grafotronic.
Abbott Label was established in 2000 by long time label industry veteran, John Abbott. Today, Abbott Label has 4 full manufacturing facilities – one in Atlanta, Illinois, California, and Texas – totaling 210,000 square feet and the broadest product offering of any wholesale label manufacturer in the country.
In 2015 Abbott Label invested in digital and in 2019 they expanded their digital capabilities in Dallas with a UV inkjet press. To take full advantage of potential of the new digital press they began to look for a suitable digital finishing solution.
“We needed a machine that not only has a compact size and will perfectly fit in our manufacturing facility, but also is able to finish digitally printed labels and keep up the pace with the inkjet machine” – says John Abbott, President of Abbott Label.
With this in mind, after an extensive review of different digital finishing manufacturers, Abbott Label selected Grafotronic as their partner and invested in a SCF Super Compact Finishing Machine.
“We use only the premier suppliers – either it is press manufacturer, die maker, material manufacturer or ink vendor. And Grafotronic not only provides the highest quality solutions, but is doing it at a competitive price”
John Abbott continues, “The Grafotronic machine can run a full varnish or spot varnish and has a lamination station which allows us to not only do long run productions but even extremely small print runs with variable content. A big advantage of the SCF is its semi rotary die cutting station that goes with 220 feet/min (70 m/min) speed. SCF satisfies all our requirements, allowing us to remain competitive in the digital marketplace. We purchased the additional sheeter stacker unit, giving us sheeting ability for digitally produced labels.”
John Abbott concludes, “The Grafotronic machine has been very responsive and easy to work with. The machine is reliable, easy to operate and we are happy that we chose this model”