The MASTER M5X press offers greater sustainability credentials and is capable of printing on new and thinner material


Officials from Bobst and Çiftsan Etiket. (Credit: BOBST)

Turkish label printer Çiftsan Etiket & Ambalaj has invested in a Bobst MASTER M5X inline flexo press, to boost its production capacity.

The press has been commissioned at the company’s 4,000m2 facility located in Avcilar, Istanbul. The facility is capable of producing about 6,000,000m2 of labels annually.

Çiftsan Etiket & Ambalaj provides labels ranging from food and drink labels to cosmetics, pharmaceutical, household and cleaning labels.

Çiftsan Etiket & Ambalaj CEO Hakan Yolgun said: “We chose BOBST because they offer many new and patented technologies that will put us in a superior position compared to our competitors in the packaging industry.

“With its extended multi-process, multi-substrate capabilities, the new flexo press will enable Çiftsan to meet the needs of their customers with ease.

“Thanks to the patented technologies on our new MASTER M5X, we can now offer the many different processes our customers have been asking for, no matter what the application is, be it pressure-sensitive labels, wraparound labels, sleeves, flexible packaging, light cartonboard, or laminated tubes.”

Due to overall reduction in waste, the MASTER M5X press offers greater sustainability credentials and is capable of printing on new and thinner material, Bobst said.

New press capable of printing labels at up to 200m/min in a web width of 430mm

The press allows Çiftsan Etiket to print labels at up to 200 m/min in a web width of 430mm in eight colours with predictable quality consistency.

The press also features modules to enable the production of coupon labels and a delam/relam unit to print two colours on the adhesive side of the web. It also features cold foil accessories.

Çiftsan COO Erkan Yolgun said: “The configuration of the MASTER M5X has been optimized in terms of output quality and efficiency, with the added benefits of short delivery times and competitive costs.

“Automation is a main priority with systems and solutions that reduce downtime and waste, that’s why we choose the MASTER M5X, which is built for full digitalization of the production workflow.”

Recently, Bobst has launched new generation gravure printing press, EXPERT RS 6003, for flexible materials.