Local manufacturer keeps growing with German technology

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KEENE, N.H. — Electronic Imaging Materials has added a UV digital inkjet hybrid press to its production process.

EIM has previously operated two UV inkjet presses, however this will be the first hybrid press incorporating inline die-cutting. The incorporation of the mPrint-mLabel press into the production process will be a major driver in achieving sustained growth in the industrial/manufacturing and laboratory barcode label markets.

The German-made press, the mLabel, is manufactured by one of EIM's long standing suppliers, mprint. EIM's relationship with mprint stemmed from the purchase of a used 8410 thermal transfer with inline die-cutting machine from Markem, in 1998. Years after EIM brought the 8410 online, Markem sold the rights to that product line to mprint. That introduction to mprint led EIM to first purchase one of their refurbished machines, (a used version of their LP-2000), before eventually pursuing their newest piece of variable data equipment, the mlabel.

"The process of purchasing a new press is often lengthy due to the level of customization, testing, and training involved," said EIM President Alex Henkel. "That being said, it's a priority of ours to practice forward thinking, to anticipate what equipment upgrades will help satisfy the future needs of the industry, then plan accordingly. Our implementation of the mLabel hybrid press was strategically timed in such a way"

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