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COGRAF ENHANCES PRODUCTIVITY AND RELIABILITY WITH BOBST VISION M1
Aiming to renew its press fleet and further expand its capabilities, Cograf has invested in a BOBST VISION M1 flexo press, bringing its rotary machine total to four. The installation marks the first BOBST machine for the business.
Roberto Cotterchio, Owner of Cograf, explains the company’s decision to purchase and install a BOBST VISION M1: “The decision was a very simple one for us. BOBST has long been a frontrunner in the printing and packaging industry, and I have seen the potential of VISION M1 for a number of years. For our production floor, it brings everything we need to stay ahead of the competition - simplicity, versatility, economy, and a compact footprint.
How does the VISION M1 fit into the production floor? Cograf Production Manager, Riccardo Giordana, stated that “the VISION M1 has a fantastic register control. It can operate at high speed with lamination and cold foil, physically boosting our output volume without sacrificing precision or quality. From the very first run, the advantage was clear – and we couldn’t be happier with the result.”
The BOBST VISION M1 flexo press is designed for labels up to 420 mm web width and delivers excellent TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for label production on almost any substrate.
According to Nadia Ounnadi, Production Coordinator at Cograf, “the presence of the M1 has allowed us to normalize and standardize production, entrusting the machine with long runs in four-color printing, and optimizing the production flow. We are really satisfied and impressed by its ease of use. Thanks to its reduced paper passage, we can also record a decrease in waste, and following the replacement of the previous machine, we have increased production by 50%.
BOBST VISION M1 provides a host of advantages for narrow web converters looking for repeatable, high-quality printing labels, as well as in areas of operational efficiency and flexibility. Alongside the ability to print and convert in a single pass, VISION M1 comes equipped with a range of unique onboard technologies and is quickly moveable on its rail, always being compact and agile.
Mr Cotterchio believes that “Cograf is evolving alongside the market, and connectivity will prove key. The technology we can access on VISION M1 helps our operatives to achieve more with their time, and as workforce challenges continue, that’s a huge benefit for us. We’re a business that proudly invests in the print operatives of tomorrow, and with leading technology at our fingertips, that becomes easier to accomplish.”
Focusing on next steps of label production
Cograf receives an increasing number of requests for labels requiring large amounts of legal information, and this trend requires a coupon label. “Given these incoming requests, we are thinking about evaluating a hybrid press, and we will surely visit BOBST Competence Center in Florence to learn more about the DIGITAL MASTER 340 or 510 solutions” says Roberto.
Roberto’s interest is also oriented towards “hybrid machines”. The BOBST DIGITAL MASTER series has captured his attention not only for the compactness of the machine itself, allowing quick configuration changes from one job to another, but also for the fact that the press is 100% BOBST across digital and flexo, leading to reliability and ease of use.