Digicon First in Canada for AB Graphic International and Pazazz
ONTARIO, Calif.—AB Graphic International, Inc. has supplied Phase 2 Labels, an integrated company of Pazazz Printing, Montreal, with an Omega Digicon HS Converting line for digitally printed webs. The line joins the company’s new, HP Indigo 4500 digital print engine as part of a joint $1 million investment program.
The Digicon HS provides Phase 2 Labels with a wide range of label finishing and decorating options that include diecutting, laminating, hot foil stamping and sheeting. Commenting on the investment, Warren Werbitt, president and CEO of Pazazz said, “Our clients were increasingly requesting the option for short-run, flexible, color printing—often with variable data or personalization. Not only did we answer their call, but we also tracked down the finest equipment the industry has to offer.”
Founded in 1992, Pazazz is a full-service independent printer with offices in New York and Shanghai. Phase 2, Pazazz’s label company specializes in flexographic and digital label production and is the first label converter in Canada to purchase an Omega Digicon HS that includes sheeting capability. Werbitt continued, “We’re excited to offer faster turnaround, superior color quality and more flexible packaging options on shrink sleeves, variable data printing, and a variety of other substrates. Besides offering a competitive edge in marketing, digital label production is the perfect complement to our current flexographic tools. Now we have it all.”
Al Spendlow, VP of A B Graphic International added, “We are delighted to have been the supplier of choice to Phase 2 Labels and in having supplied our first Digicon equipped with sheeting capability in Canada. The new equipment combined with the HP Indigo 4500 will enable them to produce a wide variety of digitally produced labels with a fast turnaround in the high quality markets they serve.”
The Omega Digicon uses flexible, servo driven tooling technology optimised for minimising waste and set-up times and is capable of running a wide range of materials. Depending on the requirements, options include a UV flexo station for varnishing, wet laminating, cold foil, self wound over laminating, over laminating with carrier, super varnishing, in-feed nip modules, unwind unit for off-line use, daylight correction system, and semi rotary silk screen in single or multiple combinations.