HAMPSHIRE, U.K.—Having cooperated with FUJIFILM for close to five years, Edale announced that FUJIFILM has chosen to distribute Edale’s range of flexographic label and packaging printing presses across North and South America, complementing their label and packaging product portfolio.
Joining forces with FUJIFILM means that Edale will be able to expand its offering to include FUJIFILM’s range of inks, plates, LED curing and imprinting technologies as part of a total package.
As part of this new arrangement, an Edale FL3, 17-in six-color flexo press equipped with AiiR (Autonomous Register setup and motorized inking and impression pressure adjustment), automated finishing, FUJIFILM FLENEX water wash flexo plates, FUJIFILM Illumina LED curing lamps with LED UV inks, and FUJIFILM DIMATIX Samba imprinting will be installed at FUJIFILM’s U.S. demonstration center near Chicago. The Edale press technology will also be showcased on the FUJIFILM booth at this year’s Labelexpo Americas in Rosemont, IL, Sept. 25-27, stand 5621.
James Boughton, Edale’s managing director, says, “We are delighted to extend our cooperation with FUJIFILM North America to represent our range of flexographic presses. We are confident that FUJIFILM is well equipped to serve our clients. By combining the press with FUJIFILM’s extensive range of technologies and consumables, I believe that together we can now offer a unique and profitable and productive package for our customers.”
Todd Zimmerman, division president, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division says, “We chose Edale for our flexo printing platform because of its solid 60-year history in building state-of-the-art presses, and the ability to add value with FUJIFILM’s unique technology, provide compelling solutions for efficient package printing to our customers.”
“Utilizing technology developed in-house and in partnership with industry leading partners means that Edale remains agile, giving us the ability to provide high-quality bespoke solutions for the evolving packaging market,” says Boughton.