Spring 2017


Welcome to the Spring edition of our quarterly newsletter. In this feature we will share with you some exciting news about changes that have taken place within Label Tech over the past few weeks. We welcome the addition of new technology to our fold in the guise of a brand new Series 3 Digicon which was commissioned in February. This new technology, one of a kind in Ireland, will further expand our product offering and help enhance your label designs even more. The highlight for us this year will be our 25th anniversary in business. Hard to believe that Label Tech started 25 years ago. It has been challenging at times but mostly enjoyable and I thank you all for your support over the years. Watch out for our next special 25 year edition of our newsletter where we will be looking back at the company throughout the last 25 years. Enjoy the read, James

New Series 3 Digicon Converting Machine

As our digital printing technology advances, so must our digital converting equipment. We are delighted to announce the addition of a Digicon Series 3 digital converting machine to our stable of ABG machines, the Digicon 3 is housed in a purpose built room within the Label Tech factory. Adding value to your labels and packaging is key in this digital age and we have a number of features we can now offer you as embellishments. These additional features include;
-2 Flexo stations that provide for a variety of colours or varnishes
-2 Hot Foil and Embossing modules, allowing multiple foil feeding and raised embossing
-Cold Foil and Lamination features
– A Flat Bed Screen module that is ideal for adding value with relief varnish, vibrant screen inks and Braille
With many combinations available, suitable for processing an impressive range of substrates, and completely modular for future modifications, the Digicon Series 3 digital converting machine can offer so much flexibility, offering you the ability to create that point of difference for your labels and ensure your product stands out on shelf. This new equipment will expand our service offering to all our customers by not only increasing our capacity on our digital format but will also give us the platform to serve the needs of the Beverage sector, a growth area for Label Tech. In addition, the introduction of Braille also facilitates a further expansion into the Pharmaceuticals sector.

O’Hara’s – Brewing in the Flavour

Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996 and one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing. O’Hara’s range of craft beers including traditional stouts, ales and wheat beers are now available in over 25 countries around the world. As a craft brewery their ethos has always remained the same, to brew high quality beers true to the tradition – with taste and flavour. They are truly proud of their extensive portfolio of craft beers & cider which gives the consumer real choice. It takes a combination of passion and respect for the craft, curiosity and creativity to build a craft brewery and to brew great beers. O’Hara’s want to continue what they started almost 20 years ago by continuing to grow their world class brewing facility, create more award winning beers and add some super talented people to their workforce.

O’Hara’s have won various prestigious awards during their brewing history, one of the highlights was the Gold Award and Overall Championship Trophy at the International Brewing Industry Awards with their renowned “Dry Irish Stout”. Over 20 years later O’Hara’s continue this journey of excellence with their Craft Evolution range (pictured), brewing beers true to the tradition – “Brewing in the Flavour”. They continue to push boundaries and delve into the world of the weird and the wonderful. It’s with this new range of beers and styles that they will give their customers a beer to satisfy the needs of their discerning customers’ palates.

O’Hara’s and Label Tech have been working together for a number of months now and enjoy a fantastic working relationship. ‘I find the staff at Label Tech very helpful. They are particularly knowledgeable in terms of materials and finishes and are great for sharing this knowledge. They have a genuine interest and passion for labelling from the design stage through to the finished product which is a real plus for us. They always point us in the right direction and they understand our brand which at the end of the day is what we are all about.’ Fiona Amond, Design and Branding, Carlow Brewing. For more information click here http://www.carlowbrewing.com

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