imPRESSions Worldwide is the Thallo Packaging Press agent for customers in North America. Call Dave Gilmore for more information at 619-548-1409! imPRESSions Worldwide, located in Skagit Valley Washington, is the headquarters for all your flexible packaging needs including the Thallo Packaging Press!
WHY CHOOSE WEB OFFSET PRESS
Thallo Packaging Press Cost Advantages
The variety of packaging on the retail shelves today is much different to that of ten years ago. The difference can be seen in the enormous variety of flavours, pack sizes, regional, seasonal and promotional packages, resulting in average order sizes for converters having dropped dramatically in recent years. Here the challenge lies with the converters and the brand owners alike, converters still need to make a profit on shorter runs and brand owners want to make regular design changes without incurring the expensive set-up costs associated with flexo and rotogravure. The Contiweb Thallo Press addresses these issues head on and excels in runs that are too short for profitability with flexo and gravure processes but too long to be economically viable on digital. Offset printing plates cost a fraction of flexo photopolymer plates and gravure cylinders. Another advantage is the short time frame in which offset plates can be made, with offset a plate can be on the machine ready to print within minutes of a new image file being received, compared to hours, days or even weeks with other processes. This provides an opportunity for converters to cut the costs of inventory for gravure cylinders and/or photopolymer plates and for brand owners to react quickly to competitive marketing campaigns or sporting/social events.
In a fast-paced consumer driven world, the majority of buying decisions are made in a single second at the point of purchase. Brand owners recognize the importance of standing out amongst the crowd and seek high-quality, eye-catching visual graphics for their products. Web offset printing offers the highest levels of print quality. High line screens and screening techniques such as FM (stochas-tic) screening can be used to produce stunning photo realistic images which provide that all important ‘shelf appeal’. Web offset printing is an extremely well-established and repeatable process that is unmatched in terms of colour reproduction and proof matching. Moreover, with the pre press process integrated in house, web offset offers printers and brand owners will have the unique possibility to standardize all print-related processes at different production locations around the world. The Thallo technology is offering a predictable, stabile and reproducible printing and colour quality, based on independent and internationally-acknowledged standards (e.g. ISO-12647 and ISO 15339). As legislation and regulations are becoming more strict, Thallo users are prepared for the future.
Migration of inks is a primary concern for brand owners and converters. Even the slightest hint of change on a packed product could transform into a major disaster and cause long term damage to a brand. EB/UV offset has proven to be a working and verified solution to all converters printing for the food industry with a wide variety of proven chemistries (inks and coatings) and curing solutions available.
Flexibility and responsiveness are values of the utmost importance to converters and brand owners alike. In a fast paced and ever changing market ‘just enough’ and ‘just in time’ are the order of the day.
Increasing environmental awareness, legislation, pressure from consumers, NGO’s and sharehol-ders have all resulted in ‘sustainability’ and ‘social responsibility’ being at the very top of all brand owners’ corporate objectives. Compared to other processes, web offset provides an environmentallyfriendly process without residual ink waste or solvents and is a proven to be a VOC- free printing technique (Volatile Organic Compound).