Aptech installs first US Mouvent label press

Aptech Graphics installed a Mouvent LB701-UV inkjet label press back in February 2020, the first in the US. It’s been up and running since March, helping the company to react quickly during the pandemic to increasing demand in areas such as food, beverages and pharma.

These samples were printed by Aptech Graphics using its Mouvent LB701-UV inkjet label press.

Aptech Graphics, based in North Providence Rhode Island, specializes in digital label production, with both digital printing and laser die cutting. 

Mark Mader, President of Aptech Graphics, says that he knew the press would be good for his business, explaining: “It has exceptional quality and color consistency, which means we can guarantee our customers the accuracy and exceptional finish that they need. It is simple to use and has a very high productivity, enabling us to deliver with greater speed and efficiency than ever before. We can now turn around jobs of 330,000 linear feet in one week in a single shift operation, which is outstanding. Best of all, we can deliver high quality outputs in a timely manner and at very competitive prices. Our customers have been more than satisfied.”

Mouvent is a subsidiary of Bobst that develops inkjet print solutions, including the LB701-UV label press. This has a compact design, with a print width of 170mm. It is capable of producing up to 70mpm, equivalent to 75,000 sqm per month. Its signature feature is Mouvent’s printhead clusters, each created by modifying four Fujifilm Samba heads together. This means that maximum resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi. It can print to self adhesive and wet glue label stocks as well as paper.

The particular press that Aptech Graphics bought was initially configured for CMYK but was recently upgraded with white ink. However, the Mouvent press can be fitted with up to six colours and the company is now planning to add orange and violet as well. This should extend the printing gamut and the variety of applications that it can process.

You can find more information on this company at aptechgraphics.com or on the press at mouvent.com.

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