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Pantec demonstrates unbeaten in-line decoration performance with RHINO™ II at LABELEXPO INDIA

Pantec (stall H37) will showcase the unbeaten in-line performance of RHINO™ II with a live production of a luxury spirit label combining patch registration and multiple colour foil application.


Sunday, October 30, 2016 

Manufacturers of Wine, Tequila and Whiskey Labels as well as Luxury Packaging producers should schedule a visit to Pantec GS Systems at Booth H37 where their flatbed foil-embossing system RHINO™ II is demonstrated live. The system provides registered holographic patches and multi-stepping application of different foils. Its record high stroke frequency of 25’000 strokes per hour allows manufacturing of highly decorated premium labels and luxury packaging in single pass in-line at speeds that make such labels viable for new markets.


RHINO™ 410 is known in the label market for its efficient foil embossing in-line for 430 mm web. The addition - registered patches - opens up new fancy design opportunities for brand owners. With RHINO™ 510 Pantec even prepares the way for foil embossing and hologram registration for carton packaging on 530 mm web.

At the booth, manufacturers of luxury body care, cosmetic or security labels will find solutions for economic in-line production of labels with registered holographic effects, security labels powerful foil saving. And also manufacturers of large volumes of Carton and flexible packaging should stop by at our booth to get the latest information about the rotary wide web system CHEETAH™ which applies holograms for security and design aspects at incredible speed and accuracy.


Pantec GS Systems, booth H37


The future of packaging: web, in-line, single pass

Live demonstration enthused the participants on the efficiency and outstanding look of single pass manufactured luxury packaging during DRUPA


Sunday, June 26, 2016 

During DRUPA 2016 Pantec GS Systems opened the doors at GEWA Etiketten, Germany for two times to demonstrate the single pass manufacturing of luxury packaging. International visitors of all kinds - printers, packaging designers and editors - joined the event.


“The future in packaging: web, in-line, single pass” was promised to be seen. And GEWA delivered evidence by performing two impressive jobs, both in single pass from the blank substrate to the die cut pack. The first job was a highly decorated chocolate pack with complex foil embossing and blind embossing. Even though the label press was not adapted for carton die cutting at this stage, a pharmaceutical job with an attractive security foil embossing was set up after completing the first job. The demonstration was performed on a narrow web Gallus press with an integrated Pantec RHINO™ flat bed hotfoil embossing system.


After the demonstration, participants had a lively discussion with Mr. Uwe Refflinghaus (Managing director of technology at GEWA) and the former printer and head of production, Mr. Oliver Jung (now GEWA Designer).


An essential outcome of the discussion was that in-line single pass operation is removing some of today’s cost limitations for packaging. The participants agreed that especially designers should know about the possibility of single pass manufacturing with the combination of printing (offset, flexo, screen printing) and high end refining (micro embossing, debossing, security features, die cutting), thus many of today’s limitations for designers would be cancelled.


Peter Frei, CEO at Pantec GS Systems, says the feedback of the participants was very encouraging: “The attendant printers confirmed, that at present cost wise impossible design proposals for brand owners will become possible now with in-line single pass processing with a powerful  hotfoil embossing system like RHINO™.”


It was also interesting what wine label printers with seasonal jobs pointed out; they see potential to balance their business by the usage of the label press for highly decorated packaging jobs.


Finally the enthusiasm and somewhat pride of the GEWA team was visible when the audience applauded their great work.


Package printing single pass – Pantec/GEWA open house during Drupa

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 To date high-quality luxury packaging is very expensive to manufacture, since the process is usually divided into several process steps. Refining with hot foil, holograms and embossing takes place in separate machines which splits the entire manufacturing process into several sub processes. This often means complex, time-consuming logistical processes and a lot of waste.


In-line packaging printing opens up completely new possibilities for printers to produce cost effective with a very short lead time. New high-performance hot-foiling, embossing and hologram systems for web presses such as the rotary stamping system CHEETAH™ or the flatbed RHINO™ by Pantec GS Systems speed up to 150 m/min and produce POS teasing brilliance in-line.

To show-case how luxury packaging can be manufactured in-line from the blank substrate to the finished pack Pantec GS Systems offer an open house onJune 3rd and 9th at GEWA near Frankfurt. Participants will see the combination of printing (offset, flexo, screen printing) and high end refining (foil & micro embossing, debossing, security features, die cutting) all in  single pass from the blank carton roll - the future of luxury packaging!

For further information on the open house visit http://bit.ly/1s5qzWX or directly register by mail to info.pgs@pantec.com


Pantec sells 22nd R/R CHEETAH 850 for package hot foiling in China


Kradolf, May 11, 2016 – Pantec GS Systems announces the sale of an e-pack 850 off-line machine equipped with two CHEETAH™ rotary hot foil stamping and patch registration systems to HuanQiu in YuXi, Yunan province. This marks the 22nd CHEETAH™ sold to the Chinese market by the Swiss company, marking the increasing awareness of the benefits of web converting in the packaging industry.


Peter Frei, CEO of Pantec GS Systems, is happy that the important players in the tobacco packaging market have recognized the potential of extending the web production from the printing to the converting process: “The Chinese tobacco packaging printers traditionally start from the roll on rotogravure presses and proceeded in flat bed sheet fed for converting. The high performance of the CHEETAH™ hot foil stamping system gave them the possibility to remain with roll material for the converting process – exploiting the benefits of shortened lead time, less waste and lower overall costs”.


Today, the majority of CHEETAH™ hot foil stamping and patch registration systems are installed in China, but also European packaging printers rely on CHEETAH™. Peter Frei: “For the European packaging printers it’s the same efficiency issues which lets them investing into web refining equipment. An additional driver is a trend towards application of patches for prestige indication and sales growth on carton packages.”


The recently signed contract for HuanQiu is for an e-pack™ 850 system, an off-line solution with two CHEETAH™ hot foil stamping and patch insetting systems. An important part of the installed CHEETAH™ systems is operating in-line in rotogravure presses.


“With the unrivalled Pantec pSave™ technology, the massless foil motion system for fast and precise patch placement, CHEETAH™ achieves stamping speeds of up to 150 m/min”, says Frei. ”Now, hot foil stamping is done in-line in rotogravure presses of Komori and Bobst. The complete jobs, including hot foil and embossing can be done from the plane paper to the cut cardboard in a single pass”. 

According to Frei, the in-line hot foil stamping on reel material also opens up innovative design opportunities: “A Rotogravure press with an upstream hot foil stamping CHEETAH™ allows highly efficient overprinting of holograms, patches or holographic foil in a single pass, in-line.”


Brady Purchases SWIFT™ Security Hologram Applicator

In-line, high-speed hot stamping technology produces secure brand protection labeling solutions


MILWAUKEE, WIS. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

Brady (NYSE:BRC), a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announced that its brand protection business has purchased the SWIFT™ foil saver and hologram unit from Pantec GS Systems. The SWIFT unit will be used to meet an increasing demand in anti-counterfeiting labeling solutions from Brady’s customers.

“Brady views Pantec GS Systems as the technological leader in the hot foil stamping industry and we’re excited to have installed the SWIFT unit into our secure production environment,” says Chet Kiedrowski, senior manufacturing engineer for Brady Brand Protection. “It will increase our capacity for security hologram label manufacturing, while also improving our overall efficiencies, allowing us to provide our customers with high-quality, cost-effective labeling solutions.”

The SWIFT hologram applicator will be located at Brady’s secure manufacturing facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both this location and Brady’s Singapore facility operate under the ANSI/NASPO SA-2008 security standard. The Milwaukee location has been certified by North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) since 2004 and the Singapore location was certified in 2006, making Brady the first company outside of North America to receive NASPO certification.

For More Information
To learn more about Brady’s brand protection solutions, visit BradyBrandProtection.com. For Brady’s complete product offering, visit BradyID.com.

About Brady Corporation:
Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of August 1, 2014, employed approximately 6,400 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady’s fiscal 2014 sales were approximately $1.23 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at http://www.bradycorp.com.


Pantec RHINO™ foil embossing system adds value to Gallus TCS 250 at French printer Aset-Bidoit

Kradolf, 20.02.2013

Aset-Bidoit, a leading French premium wine label printer, upgraded two of their Gallus TCS with RHINO™, a flat bed foil embossing system by Pantec GS Systems. Aset-Bidoit, already convinced by their first RHINO™ in a rotary press, wanted to bring its efficiency and quality also onto their semi-rotary presses. The retrofit of RHINO™ into the TCS is straight forward and simple. Pantec GS Systems technicians executed the entire retrofit directly by themselves.

3D foil embossed labels are drawing significantly higher attention on the point of sales due to their outstanding appearance. For these premium “flat bed embossing” look labels, inline efficiency was available for rotary systems only, so far. Now, semi-rotary presses can be equipped with the RHINO™ flatbed system also, achieving much more than just a leap in quality.

Rotary foiling is limiting the speed of the press, especially with uncoated and structured papers. The advantage of print repeat flexibility of semi-rotary presses results in partial usage of the printing cylinder circumference. Depending on the system only 50 to 80% is used. When talking about the press output on the roll, people often do not consider that the process speed on the cylinder may be twice as much, forcing the machine speed to be reduced for an acceptable quality.

Flat bed foiling with RHINO™ increases dwell time by at least factor 7. Therefore foiling on uncoated papers is much faster inline with RHINO™. Peter Frei, CEO of Pantec GS Systems says: “Some semi-rotary presses basically double speed with RHINO™, when stamping uncoated materials. Therefore, a RHINO™ into a semi-rotary press not only makes a printer to a strong player in foil embossing, but he gets a major performance increase.”

About Pantec GS Systems
Pantec GS Systems, located in Kradolf, Switzerland, is specialised in efficient, high quality refining for the printing industry, providing leading in-line systems for Hot Foil Stamping and Embossing, Foil Saving, Hologram Application and Security Perforation.
http://www.pantecgssystems.com

EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY REFINING.

Chinese Packaging Industry continues investments into reel fed refining - Pantec GS Systems to deliver further e-pack™ 850 systems

Market leaders reinforce investments to move from sheet to reel processing – Pantec GS Systems demonstrates machine performance in June at open day

Kradolf, 06.06.2013


Pantec GS Systems announces the sale of another two e-pack 850 offline systems with CHEETAH™ rotary hot stamping to Chinese Tobacco Packaging companies after installing four systems in autumn 2012 already at Goldroc Packaging Co., Ltd.

For Peter Frei, CEO of Pantec GS Systems, the further investments in e-pack™ systems prove the adoption of Pantec GS Systems foil saving and hologram placement technology: “Goldroc is very satisfied with the significantly higher performance of CHEETAH in our e-pack™ reel to reel lines. Their enthusiasm conveys to other firms who follow the strategy to substitute sheet fed systems by reel fed.” A strategy, which can also be applied to other printing market sectors according to Frei: “For example, the amount of hot foil in chocolate packaging, combined with the volumes of these products, shows a similar potential like tobacco packages in China. For visionary people who care about the strategy of a company, it’s definitely worth watching what’s going in China and start thinking about production philosophies in the future.”

Pantec GS Systems will hold an open day at Goldroc plant in ChangDe, China, on June 20th to demonstrate the performance of reel fed refining for interested parties.

About Pantec GS Systems
Pantec GS Systems, located in Kradolf, Switzerland, is specialised in efficient, high quality refining for the printing industry, providing leading in-line systems for Hot Foil Stamping and Embossing, Foil Saving, Hologram Application and Security Perforation.
http://www.pantecgssystems.com

EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY REFINING
Pantec GS Systems

Pantec RHINO™ foil embossing system integrated to Rotatek Brava at Austrian printer Marzek Etiketten.

Kradolf, 28.05.2013

 

The by far largest wine label printing company in the eastern Austrian area, Marzek Etiketten, opted for a RHINO™ flat bed foil embossing system to be integrated to one of their semi-rotary Rotatek Brava presses, thus improving differentiation on short jobs.

For Marzek Etiketten, the outstanding look of 3D foil embossed labels is a further development of their differentiation skills on low volume jobs. The integration was done into a Rotatek Brava press, adding RHINO™ for high speed refining.

For Peter Frei, CEO at Pantec GS Systems, Rotatek Brava and RHINO™ are complementing each other perfectly.” With its 16” web width and the high output speed the Rotatek Brava is a powerful press system for short and medium jobs. RHINO™, also equipped with 16” embossing width and a speed up to 120m/min, is neither limiting web width nor speed – but substantially enhancing the value of the output by 3D foiling differentiation. The higher margin for the attractive look ensures a fast payback.”

The integration to ROTATEK Brava updates Pantec GS Systems list of RHINO™ with semi-rotary machines after equipping several Gallus TCS presses already at Aset-Bidoit, France.

About Pantec GS Systems
Pantec GS Systems, located in Kradolf, Switzerland, is specialised in efficient, high quality refining for the printing industry, providing leading in-line systems for Hot Foil Stamping and Embossing, Foil Saving, Hologram Application and Security Perforation.

EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY REFINING.

Ways to escape the profit squeeze in the premium label market - Innovations to become most efficient in the highly attractive wine and cosmetic market

Kradolf, 06.09.2012

 

The pressure sensitive label market is getting under price pressure from different directions, more and more. Numerous printers compete for smaller and smaller orders and shorter and shorter lead times. The prices and margins suffer. Differentiation and efficiency become the key to escape the price spiral.

“Efficient, high quality refining is becoming the vital differentiation factor for specialist in high value label sectors”, says Peter Frei, CEO of Pantec GS Systems. “RHINO™ became the differentiation factor in wine labels, now SWIFT™ is the upcoming ingredient in cosmetic and health care.”

Systems to overcome the profit squeeze in the premium label market
After RHINO™, the paradigm-changing flat bed foil embosser in rotary wine & alcohol label presses, the Swiss company Pantec GS Systems already launches another innovative system for foil printers.

SWIFT™ is one of the most agile birds of the Alps flying along steep ridges. So does the new Pantec foil saver. It “flies” along the rail of modern printing machines. SWIFT™ is designed to make specialist printers in cosmetic and health much more cost efficient and more over, it allow them to differentiate in quality from their competitors.

Profit increase from foil saving and line efficiency
At Labelexpo Americas Peter Frei, CEO of Pantec GS Systems, will show the economic and the quality factors that make RHINO™ and SWIFT™ users have a key advantage that improves their market position and increases their margins considerably.

Location: Labelexpo Americas 2012, Press Office
Time: Wednesday, 12.09.2012 10:30 - 11:00
Speaker: Mr. Peter Frei, CEO Pantec GS Systems

About Pantec GS Systems
Pantec GS Systems, located in Kradolf, Switzerland, is specialised in efficient, high quality refining for the printing industry, providing leading in-line systems for Hot Foil Stamping and Embossing, Foil Saving, Hologram Application and Security Perforation.
http://www.pantecgssystems.com

EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY REFINING.

Foil Saver on Rail  - Pantec GS Systems

SWIFT™ – a Foil Saver on Rail by Pantec GS Systems – creates high additional profits on foil jobs

Kradolf, 29.08.2012


After RHINO™, the paradigm-changing flatbed foil embosser in rotary wine & alcohol label presses, the Swiss company Pantec GS Systems already launches another innovative system for foil printers. SWIFT™ is one of the most agile birds of the Alps flying along steep ridges. So does the new Pantec foil saver - SWIFT™.  For rotary foiling SWIFT “flies” along the press’ rail if required for a job change. Pantec GS Systems is about to launch SWIFT™ after Labelexpo Americas. SWIFT™ will be available for most of the modern leading printing machines.

SWIFT™ is designed for fast change over. It has been developed with the advices of specialist printers in Health & Beauty to be versatile for innovative marketing needs, but above all, meeting today’s stringent requirements of small orders. SWIFT™ is based on Pantec's high performance vacuum saving technology pSave™ which achieves extremely high frequencies, allowing to run the press at typical Health & Beauty label printing speeds.

A major field of application for SWIFT™ is Health & Beauty, as their label production shows a very high foil saving potential. Specialists running multiple shifts have profit potentials of hundreds of thousands of Euros per year. They can profit not only from foil saving with hot foil. They profit from reducing foil change stops, thus waste and time of a high value press. Moreover, moving from non-saveable cold foil to hot foil becomes very attractive. Foil saving and therefore less line stops, compensates not only the tooling cost, but creates high additional profits on repeat jobs. Furthermore, it adds competitiveness from the higher quality of hot foil.

About Pantec GS Systems
Pantec GS Systems, located in Switzerland, is specialised in efficient, high quality refining for the printing industry, providing powerful in-line systems for specialists in Hot Foil Stamping and Embossing, Foil Saving, Hologram Application and Security applications.
http://www.pantecgssystems.com

EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY REFINING.

 

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SWIFT™ – a Foil Saver on Rail by Pantec GS Systems - will be available for most of the modern leading printing machines

Pantec GS Systems to sell four 850 mm CHEETAH™ rotary hologram stamping offline machines to china tobacco market

Pantec GS Systems, a specialist in efficient high quality refining, announced that they have sold four E-PACK 850 offline systems with CHEETAH™ rotary hot stamping to Chinese Goldroc Printing Co., Ltd.
Kradolf, 02.07.2012

 

According to Steven Ye, Chief Representative of Pantec GS Systems in China, Goldroc’s decision is based on a major trend in the market which will highly affect the whole Chinese tobacco printing industry in midterm. “The tobacco printing market is facing a new situation regarding production parameters. The tendency is that lots of small volume brands are replaced by less bigger brands. These brands shall be produced web based, which is much more efficient and therefore more profitable than the traditional sheet fed production process. Therefore Goldroc’s decision to continuously go reel to reel in the hotstamping process is the consequence of their production strategy to gain higher profits with larger job volumes.  We are confident that quite a few others will follow the concept in future.”

For Peter Frei, CEO of Pantec GS Systems, this paradigm change opens substantial business opportunities in the Chinese market: ”We are proud that Goldroc has chosen the Pantec GS Systems p-save vacuum technology for high performance hologram stamping. The success in ShenZhen with the integration of CHEETAH™ in offset lines in 2010 for mass hologram application on V.A.T receipt has proven the power of p-save vacuum technology”.

About Pantec GS Systems
Pantec GS Systems, located in Kradolf, Switzerland, is specialised in efficient, high quality refining for the printing industry, providing leading in-line systems for Hot Foil Stamping and Embossing, Foil Saving, Hologram Application and Security Perforation.
http://www.pantecgssystems.com

EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY REFINING.

Pantec GS Systems’ rotary hologram insetting system CHEETAH™ sets substantial barrier against counterfeiting

Pantec GS Systems’ CHEETAH™, a rotary precision hologram insetting system, sets a substantial barrier against counterfeiting – no fake invoices in ShenZhen Province, China, since production started one year ago

Kradolf, 24.04.2012


CHEETAH™, a rotary hologram application system by Pantec GS Systems, was installed about one year ago in DongPeng, a printing company governed by Shenzhen tax department, in-line into an existing flexo printing machine. Aim of the project was to set a new security standard at high efficiency level for tax invoices as they are produced – and faked - billion fold in China per year. A newly developed hologram foil in combination with CHEETAH™’s high speed and very precise hologram application finally persuaded the DongPeng Managers. From today’s point of view the result is convincing: “Up to now, there has been no fake invoice to appear in the market, this is an exclusive record in the history for whole China and it’s just incredible and exciting", DongPeng officials stated.

Shenzhen, a big city in southern China, was facing big problems with fake invoices leading to huge loss of tax incomes every year. Qiu Xiaowei, DongPeng President, points out the importance for fast developing, cutting edge technologies in this context: “In the past, newly launched editions of invoices were illegally copied just after two weeks. This forced the Shenzhen government to find a new approach for anti-fake”. DongPeng trusted in new hologram technologies: “We finally succeeded to develop a high-tech scratch-off hologram foil and choose the PGS stamping machine for efficient production and extended security – because of CHEETAH™’s not imitable precision of hologram insetting” the DongPeng president emphasises. Today DongPeng is more than satisfied with the performance. “The two stamping machines have been serviced well in DongPeng for almost one year. Nearly no malfunction occurred and about 600 million invoices have already been produced with full quality control.”
         
About Pantec GS Systems
Pantec GS Systems, located in Kradolf, Switzerland, is specialised in efficient, high quality refining for the printing industry, providing leading in-line systems for Hot Foil Stamping and Embossing, Foil Saving, Hologram Application and Security Perforation.
http://www.pantecgssystems.com

EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY REFINING.

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CHEETAH™, a rotary hologram application system by Pantec GS Systems, installed in DongPeng, a printing company governed by Shenzhen tax department, in-line into an existing flexo printing machine.