MPS accomplished a successful Labelexpo Europe with the launch of its innovative 'talk to me' connectivity platform and two signed orders for the hybrid EF Symjet.
Crowds of visitors on the stand received live demonstrations of the 'talk to me' connectivity concept on the EF automated multi-substrate flexo press and the hybrid flexo/digital EF Symjet press developed with Domino. A second fully equipped MPS EF press was also demonstrated live at the debut of Automation Arena, that featured two automated press lines for digital and conventional label production, from job creation through to pre-press, printing, finishing and invoicing.
Wim van den Bosch, CEO of MPS, said: ‘We believe that 'talk to me' is the future. Communication is no longer restricted to just people, but also between machines and among humans and machines. 'talk to me' is more than just reading information from the MPS press; it also requires interaction from the operator. With the increased difficulty in finding and retaining skilled operators, 'talk to me' automates the process as much as possible, to guarantee high quality print results and productivity.’
'Talk to me' is a system of open communication between all software and equipment on the print shop floor, giving printers and converters the opportunity to maximise efficiency in their printing process. MPS partnered with key partners from the industry including Cerm, Labeltraxx, AVT, Esko, and Apex that were a part of the automation process shown at Labelexpo, however 'talk to me' is an on-going development initiative and open to other partners and their automation solutions.
In addition to the signing of several other contracts, MPS celebrated a double sale of the hybrid EF Symjet.
The first contract was signed by Etikettendrukkerij Noord Nederland a printer based in Hoogeveen, and the first in the Netherlands to purchase the machine. The second was DWS Printing from Deer Park, New York, USA