Etygraf purchases first MPS flexo press

Spanish label company chooses MPS press for highest efficiency and best quality

To offer newest innovations and highest quality products to its customers, Spanish label printer, Etygraf, invested in a highly-automated MPS EFS flexo printing press. The eight-colour machine with de-lam/re-lam, multi-laminator and two die-cutting stations will produce pressure-sensitive labels for the food (fresh and packed) and beverage (wines and spirits) markets.

Founded in 1981, Etygraf is a medium-sized label printing company based in Valencia. The company uses two main production technologies: flexo for all food labels (only using low migration inks for food packaging compliance) and digital printing for beverage labels. Its machine park consists of three flexo presses, two digital presses and multiple finishing machines.

Printing presses are replaced every five to six years at Etygraf to offer the newest innovations and best quality products. Director José Carrasquer explained: “We want to be known in the market as a provider of the highest efficiency and best quality to our customers. This is especially important nowadays.”

Mr Carrasquer shared that, after thorough investigations in the market, Etygraf ultimately chose the MPS EFS flexo press based on demonstrations and references from other Spanish MPS customers. “When we asked: what is the best machine we can buy in the market? The answer was MPS.”

Through the long-standing partnership with Grupo Impryma, MPS’ local representative in Spain and Portugal, Mr Carrasquer was introduced to two Spanish printing companies that own MPS machines. “These colleagues confirmed they are very happy with MPS. It is true that MPS is more expensive than others, but the higher quality and efficiency far outweigh the increased cost. This for us was the main reason to choose MPS.”

The deal was closed in a virtual meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the sale was led by MPS regional sales director Niels van Groenendaal, and Grupo Impryma sales manager Javier Gonzalez.

As Etygraf produces pressure-sensitive labels mainly in medium-length runs, it is important for production to work efficiently. As explained by Mr Carrasquer, the company wants to work as efficiently as possible, which means easy and shorter job change-overs for increased productivity.

MPS is focused on its customers’ efficiency and offers additional services in connectivity and performance. Mr Carrasquer concluded: “We love to align with suppliers who like working as a partner. To us, it is important to have that direct communication and total support. We feel this partnership with MPS is an ideal fit for the future.”