CastlePierce installs UV press

Packaging solutions provider CastlePierce has announced the installation of a Komori Lithrone GX40 Advance 8 Color UV press, which is expected to be ready for production at the beginning of 2023.

“The sophistication of the GLX840 advance press makes it possible to run faster, change over faster, print on a wider range of substrates, all while controlling and maintaining the brand color integrity,” explained Jeff Elmer, Technical Director at CastlePierce.

The new press will have eight colour stations available, in addition to its capability of 18,000 sheets per hour and use of UV inks and curing. According to Komori, the press also features an energy-conserving and space-saving design which will keep heat emissions down and impact the environment positively.

“Brand packagers crave the best retail shelf presence, so the inclusion of press features like UV curing, coater and fully automatic color and register control support our ability to print a wide range of embellishments like soft touch aqueous, spot gloss and dull varnishes, special colors and APET plastics,” added Jeff.

“We’ve continued our growth trajectory in brand packaging for Sweets & Snacks, Food, Health & Beauty, Household Cleaning, Medical and Pet food industries,” said Tom Castle, 5th generation CEO of CastlePierce. “The new press extends our key goals of best-in-class turn-times and quality for our customers, while also increasing our efficiency, capacity and flexibility in operations. We’re excited to share this speed-to-market and excellence in print capability with our customers. What a great way to kick off our 135th year in business.”

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