09 December 2020
UK-based AA Labels has installed GM 330FB, DC350 and PNT160S - two roll label converting machines and an automatic core cutter to expand its services with embossing, hot foil, screen printing, and spot UV varnish finishing options.
The addition of embossing, hot foil, screen printing and spot UV varnish finishing options will enable greater access to the embellished packaging market for businesses in the health and beauty, food and beverage, and fragrance industries that want to develop high-end products.
As well as targeting luxury packaging and high-end finishing, embossing and screen printing will enable AA Labels to help brands make their labelling more accessible for visually impaired consumers through Braille.
Sohail Sethi, managing director and joint owner at AA Labels, commented: We have identified growth in demand for label embellishments, but our main aim is to introduce new audiences to the creative possibilities of labelling. Brands need to convey the prestige of their products through the packaging and these techniques help us to add a luxurious and eye-catching finishing touch. We want to demystify the process so brands of all sizes, including those with limited budgets, can create high quality labels that appeal to the consumer.
Our business has been growing at 20% each year for the past five years and we have gained a huge number of new customers from market sectors requiring the kind of quality embellished labels that we will soon be producing. Therefore, we have confidence in the investment, which we expect to pay for itself within only a few years.
AA Labels has acquired an additional 340sqm of production floor space to accommodate the new equipment. These additions take AA Labels’ total investment in new printers and label converters to over £1 million in the last 12 months. The high-speed output offered by the machines will increase production capacity in-line with growing demand and its ability to respond quickly to customer requirements.
Focusing on the capability of the 330FB, GM CEO Uffe Nielsen said: The 330FB premium wine label line offers state-of-the-art performance and quality for hot foil and screen printing embellishments. This innovative unit will add refined details of gold, silver or even holograms to the labels. With the perfect register, 50 tons of pressure and high production speed in foiling, the 330FB will make AA Labels competitive in the high-end label market.
See the 330FB Hot Foil & Screen video here
The pictures below: AA Labels premium labels samples and ready to run DC350 fully integrated converting line