The Gallus Labelfire is the most widely used hybrid printing system on the market today. Serial number 50 went into production in spring 2020 and it is used for both label and folding box printing. At the core of the Labelfire system is a UV inkjet digital printing unit with 7 colours plus white, which is supplemented by five flexographic printing units for varnish application, metallic and special colours and also for cold foil adhesive application. A rotary die-cutting unit allows finishing at full press speed.
Since the launch of the Labelfire in 2016, a lot has changed in the market segment for hybrid machine systems. It transpires that it is precisely the requirements of high-performance users that give the impetus for the further development of machine systems. It is characteristic of such printers to use monitoring systems to specifically record the productivity of their machine systems via KPIs. If deviations from the standard occur, this starts the process to eliminate the causes, together with the machine manufacturer and other system participants, or to define goals that one wants to achieve.