New GHS Regulation: Digital Label Printing System for Labels With Standardized Pictogram
Digital color label press by Primera Technology meets requirements for chemical industry
WIESBADEN, GERMANY (November 15, 2010) – The CX1200e Digital Color Label Press by Primera Technology enables manufacturers of chemicals to produce high-quality product labels with the new hazard pictograms according to the CLP (Classification, labelling and Packaging) Regulation. Therefore, the CX1200e is perfect for all manufacturers, retailers and packaging companies in the chemical industry. “We believe that the demand for digital color label presses is currently very high – especially in the chemical industry. Because of the new GHS Regulation each product needs to be labeled with newly designed hazard labels to visualize and classify the type of hazard,” said Andreas Hoffmann, managing director of Primera Technology Europe. “Especially for so-called ‘substances’ time is running, because the EU GHS must be applied to them starting December 1st, 2010, and to ‘mixtures’ starting June 1st, 2015.”
CX1200e is the perfect solution to print from just a few labels to tens of thousands of labels at a time. Digital label printing has many advantages versus other printing technologies, including the elimination of plates, set-up, make-ready and clean-up. With a digital press, simply import the images, apply a step-and-repeat with the included software, key in a quantity and press ‘Enter’ on the keyboard. Utilizing one of the fastest and highest-resolution colour laser engines available, CX1200e delivers printing speeds of 5 m per minute and a print resolution of 2400 dpi for smoother gradations, sharper text and graphics. The high-yield toner cartridges have a capacity for 4,600 m at 216 mm web width (calculated at 20% toner concentration). That guarantees an economical and efficient operation. The toner dries quickly and the labels, depending on the used material, are water-, scratch-and smudge-resistant.
The perfect match for the CX1200e is the new FX1200e Digital Finishing Solution, which is also suitable for use with other narrow web output engines. The FX1200e offers, in one single process, the ability to laminate, die cut, slit, rewind and remove the waste matrix. Finishing speeds of up to 6.1 meters per minute are accomplished with Primera’s patent-pending exclusive QuadraCut™ technology. QuadraCut uses up to four knife blades at a time across the web. This feature dramatically increases throughput compared to systems that have just a single blade.
Primera also offers semi-automatic, compact label applicators that makes it fast and easy to apply pressure-sensitive labels to bottles, cans, jars, tubes and many other cylindrical and tapered containers. Labels are applied straight, without wrinkles or folds, in precisely the spot desired. This gives finished products a highly professional look and significantly increases the number of containers that can be labeled per hour versus manually applying labels.
Another advantage of using Primera machines: the company strives to be an environmentally responsible provider of state-of-the-art technology and therefore tries to limit the environmental impact of its products to a minimum. It offers cartridge and toner recycling at no charge, throughout the world for the life of Primera printers. In addition Primera complies with the RoHS-Directive and all devices are labeled with the WEEE symbol.
Detailed information about all products as well as product images are available at www.primeralabel.de.
About Primera Technology
Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Primera Technology, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty printing equipment including full-colour label printers and CD/DVD/BD duplication and printing equipment.
More information about Primera, its history and products is available on the Internet at
http://primeralabel.eu or contact Primera Europe in Germany by phone at +49-(0) 611-92777-0, by FAX at +49-(0) 611-92777-50 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
In Asia Pacific, contact Primera Asia Pacific by phone at +852 3180 7171, by FAX at +852 3014 7827 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to Editors: Primera Technology EUROPE is an independent company called Primera Europe GmbH. Primera Europe is under contract with Primera to provide sales and support for Primera products under the name Primera Technology Europe. Primera Asia Pacific is an independent company called Asia Pacific Optical Distribution Ltd. (APOD), incorporated in Hong Kong, PRC. APOD is under contract with Primera to provide sales and support for Primera products under the name Primera Asia Pacific.