PDQ Labels installs Screen L350UV digital press

Australian label printing company PDQ Labels has added Screen L350UV inkjet press to its Sydney operations. The press was supplied by its long-term partner Jet Technologies. The L350UV system has enabled PDQ to move away from a reliance on flexo printing, with the addition of digital printing. The L350UV system has now enabled PDQ to digitally perform 90 percent of its printing jobs.  Paul Bentham, managing director, at PDQ Labels, said: ‘After experiencing such a high level of demand over the past year due to the pressures of COVID-19 – particularly from our grocery and chemical industry clients – it was clear that we needed a digital revamp. 

We needed a digital printer that could get orders out the door in the fastest, most efficient and cost-effective way possible. The L350UV system allows us to print two weeks’ worth of labeling in just one to two days, when compared with traditional printing methods. The system also caters to much larger volumes of product, with the added flexibility to digitally adjust or alter label designs, branding or ingredients immediately at the time of processing.’ 

Bentham added that the investment allows the flexibility to tweak large volumes of product labels whenever required by clients. Without this kind of flexibility, adjustments previously meant starting from scratch with new printing plates and wasting large volumes of labels in the process.   

With ongoing support from both Jet Technologies and Screen, including in-house technicians and services, PDQ’S deployment of the L350UV has allowed it to take the first step into the digital space while effectively streamlining printing operations. 

David Reece, sales director, APAC, Jet Technologies, said: ‘With the steady growth in labeling expected to continue, UV digital printing has quickly become the latest trend to increasing productivity and streamlining large printing jobs. The L350UV is one of the most modern and innovative label printers on the market, making it the perfect solution for anyone looking to make the switch to digital, and we’re incredibly pleased that PDQ can now use the system to innovate its own operations by going digital.’