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January 19, 2021

Western Shield enhances operations with new Nilpeter FA-17 press

Label company Western Shield has enhanced its operation with the addition of digital printing solution provider Nilpeter’s new press.

Label company Western Shield has enhanced its operation with the addition of digital printing solution provider Nilpeter’s new press.

The new Nilpeter FA-17 solution, installed at Western Shield’s facility in Los Angeles, California, US, will now allow Western Shield to prioritise on long-run prime, pressure-sensitive labels and speciality labels.

The company installed the new FA-17 in the spring of 2020.

Western Shield marketing director Dan Stadler said: “The logic behind the purchase was quite simply, that the FA-Line has advanced technology that allows us to run faster and reduce waste.

“The additional width, this being our first 17in press in the Los Angeles facility, was a factor as well.

“Lastly, we are using the FA-Line’s capabilities as a means to enter the flexible packaging space.”

Nilpeter’s FA-Line features an intuitive user interface and fully mobile print controls.

FA enhances the performance of press with value-adding units, application and automation packages depending on application requirement and budget.

For the company, this is their second Nilpeter press after purchasing FB-Line. The company is planning to enhance capacity and capabilities across its five locations.

Western Shield procurement director Mike Ornelas said: “We had acquired a large new account that required us to substantially increase our capacity.

“We were pleased with the speed and registration of the FB-Line, and wanted to improve set-up times, and reduce waste.

“The FB-Line, which we use for long-run jobs particularly focused on the beverage segment, was and has been an excellent fit for us all around.”

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