Hine Labels acquires fourth Nilpeter flexo press
Family-owned Hine Labels, based in Yorkshire, UK has grown steadily since Bill Hine’s father started the company 30 years ago. Over the years Hine Labels has become increasingly known for the ability to handle challenging work, specialising in solutions including punching, die-cutting, screen, multiple processing and multi-layer labels, as well as printing on a wide range of materials.
Hine Labels recently purchased its fourth Nilpeter flexo press: an FB-3300S featuring full servo, full auto register, pre-setting with an IST UV-system. The company opted for additional features including sheeter conveyor, turner bar, delam/relam, full rail system, screen printing, cold foil and fan folding.
“We were experiencing an ever increasing demand for high quality technical labels”, Bill Hine explains. “We couldn’t cope with the demand so in Spring 2012 decided to expand our capacity in volume and in features. Full servo and hot air dryers combined with UV-curing were pivotal features, which is one of the reasons why we went for the FB-3300S.”
Hine Labels requires hot air drying for their water-based production and in conjunction with UV-curing they find the combination second to none.
“The auto register is staggering,” comments Hine. “It just stays put! Sometimes we think the monitor doesn’t work because the register cross on the screen is so accurate. This press is a huge step forward. The quality is better and easier to maintain and also the press operators find it user-friendly. It saves us a lot of time and material because it goes into register very fast and it stays there”.
As Hine Labels often prints on challenging filmic substrates it is essential that the press maintains accurate registration. They now save a lot of time and material thanks to the FB-3300S outstanding tension control. Bill Hine explains, “Our operators prefer Nilpeter presses because their tension control is better than on other presses in our shop,” concludes HIne. Our Nilpeter presses are astonishingly reliable. They are very robust, solid, and well-engineered and we don’t experience down time due to mechanical failure”.