Diversified Labeling Solutions Expands Again with New HP Indigo Digital Press and Finishing Platform

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DLS Expands Digital Print and Finishing Capabilities with HP Indigo 6900 and Grafotronic DC2

HP Indigo 6900

HP Indigo 6900 in DLS' Itasca, IL facility

The HP Indigo 6900 and Grafotronic DCL2 increase our ability to provide digital printing with superior print quality and excellent color matching along with an array of finishing options.

Diversified Labeling Solutions (DLS), a national converter of pressure-sensitive labels, is expanding its digital printing and finishing capabilities with the addition of an HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press and a Grafotronic DCL2 Modular Digital Finisher.

The HP Indigo 6900 and Grafotronic DCL2, installed at the DLS facility in Itasca, IL, will run alongside an existing fleet of over 25 digital and flexographic presses. The new equipment allows DLS to expand its production of digitally printed labels and flexible packaging, including small to medium-sized print runs, variable imaging, and brand protection features. With its superior image quality and fast production time, the HP Indigo 6900 will also augment DLS’ prime label and packaging offerings. The Grafotronic DCL2 provides a wide array of label embellishment and finishing options allowing DLS to provide highly customized label options for customers.

“As a label industry leader, DLS is continually investing in state-of-the-art technology that helps us serve our customers,” says CEO Jim Kersten. “Our customers look to us to provide quality labels with fast turnaround times, and this equipment will help us continue to do that. The HP Indigo 6900 and Grafotronic DCL2 increase our ability to provide digital printing with superior print quality and excellent color matching along with an array of finishing options.”

The HP Indigo 6900 supports a wide range of media including synthetic and paper substrates from 0.5 to 18 pt. It can reach up to 97% of PANTONE® colors as well as specialty and mixed inks. And HP’s proprietary Liquid Electrophotography technology delivers crisp, high-resolution printing that mirrors the gloss and texture of the media.

The Grafotronic DCL2 Modular Digital Finisher is ideal for post-press finishing and die cutting. This adds capabilities such as: varnishing, spot varnishing and color, lamination, cold foil application, semi-rotary die-cutting, and slitting to digital production runs. The Grafotronic will increase efficiencies and allow DLS to run all of its digital presses at higher speeds.

“Bringing in this new equipment allows DLS to offer its distributors new market opportunities such as cannabis labels that require strict registration and small print, to smaller runs, and flexible packaging for non-food related products. In existing markets, there is big advantage in resolution and a wider color gamut allowing DLS to offer accurate, extremely high quality labels for current applications”. Says James Cirigliano, VP Marketing.

About DLS
Since 1985, DLS has been a preferred B2B supplier of high-quality, custom-printed pressure sensitive labels. All products, from blank labels to full color high-definition labels, are produced utilizing the latest in flexographic and digital printing technologies. Exemplar of their motto “We only succeed when you do,” DLS’s dedicated team is passionate about labels and is willing to share their expertise with partnered distributors to help them grow their business. Located in five states and headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, DLS is well-situated to offer products to customers nationwide. To learn more about the dedicated team at DLS, its exceptional offerings and services, or to receive a quote in 3 hours or less, please visit teamdls.com or call 800.397.3013.

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Diversified Labeling Solutions, Inc.
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