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MPS Introduces EB Cost-Effective Press

DIDAM, The Netherlands--MPS announced the launch of its EB high-performance and cost-effective press designed for label printers in all market segments. Built with a combination of MPS high-quality printing, performance, and affordability, the new EB press will be unveiled at Labelexpo Europe 2013 held in Brussels.

Engineered with several unique features such as short-web technology, iStop and a pre-register solution to minimize waste and set-up time, the EB press is available with a print width of 14.17-in. and a material width of 14.5-in. It is designed for printing and converting of self-adhesive labels.

With a configuration of up to 10 print stations, the EB press is equipped with a double die station suitable for front and back side die cutting, sheeting and slitting. Various converting applications such as web turner bar, de-lam/re-lam, and laminating solutions including cold foil can be implemented at any location along the press using the MPS flexible positioning rail system. Additional solutions such as cross-over multi-layer labels can also be added. A range of drying options are available including UV drying, IR-combination drying and hot air drying solutions.

MPS Technical Director & Co-founder Bert van den Brink comments: “To complement the EF and EXL series in our product range that offer extended levels of automation, we saw a market need to develop a press for label printers that also delivers high-performance MPS technology but at a much lower initial investment. It was a challenge to design a press comprising of high-quality components, technologies and ergonomic build without exceeding the budgeted costs to meet the attractive price point we wanted to achieve. With the EB press we proudly met our design goal.”