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Substantial Investment allows Springfield Solutions to Pioneer Digital Label Finishing

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Springfield Solutions has installed a SabreXtreme laser label cutting system.

The installation, which was the first of its kind in the U.K. marks the final stage of a long conversion from traditional to digital printing methods that has seen Springfield invest £750,000 in new digital presses, the laser and a sophisticated management information system.

The SabreXtreme laser technology removes the need for conventional die-cutting tools, and the costs associated with production and storage. Network or MIS connection enables a company’s art department to directly load a library of label cutting patterns to process.

Springfield Operations Director Dennis Ebeltoft said: ‘The new digital set-up enables us to offer a much quicker, more flexible and efficient service and makes management easier in terms of stock levels and financial exposure.

'It was a big decision to go all digital, but technology waits for no one and we realised we could offer a more efficient and effective service by moving away from analog.

'We turned off the last of our analog printers last year and as a result we are now one of the largest, all digital printers in the UK. The laser system was the last link in the chain.'

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