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Positive ID expects turnover boost with Screen

Labels expert Positive ID Labels has revealed its recent installation of a pre-owned Truepress Jet L350UV is likely to increase turnover by around 20%.

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Positive ID’s managing director John Mayers travelled to the Screen facility in Kyoto, Japan to see the Truepress Jet L350UV

Positive ID Labels, which specialises in pricing gun label production, has expanded its digital offering to customers to three digital printers with the Truepress Jet L350UV, in a move it says brings the business closer to its goal of becoming a one-stop label shop.  

The machine is currently running at 10 hours per week, but the goal is to reach enough jobs to have it fully automatised and running eight hours a day by Christmas.

Positive ID’s managing director John Mayers comments: “We’d be very happy to get to 12 hours per day somewhere next year, which would mean our turnover should increase to £3m [up from £2.5m].

“Digital and flexo both equally represent 30% of our turnover, and we will still need the analogue technology for the big runs. Last week, for instance, we produced seven pallets of labels for a single customer. 

“But in five years, digital will be the dominant part of our turnover. All our new customers are already starting with digital, as it’s just a simpler and quicker offering, with better quality.”

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