Bobst K4000 with Hawkeye installed at IG Design Group
IG Design Group UK has had its new Bobst K4000 1650 installed in its South Wales manufacturing facility.
In order to increase capacity and enhance product capability, the company chose the machine due to Bobst’s reputation in the market as a proven solutions provider and its Hawkeye monitoring system. Bobst Hawkeye is an OD beam measuring up to 4.5 OD at 25 mm pitch that detects pinholes and other defects alerting the operator immediately to ensure no interruptions to production, improving quality and machine efficiency.
The Bobst K4000 is used as part of the Transfer Metallising process developed by IG Design Group to manufacture gift wrap. The process encompasses coating of a fully recyclable, polyester based carrier film with a fully sustainable water based varnish system, transferred onto an FSC accredited base substrate.
Commenting on the purchase, Lance Burn, managing director, IG Design Group, said: ‘Our new Bobst K4000 has been operational since the start of this year and we are very satisfied with the performance. When we needed to expand our capacity to meet demand, we chose Bobst due to its experience and reputation in the metallising market and also as a UK manufacturer, its ability to offer local service support.’
IG Design Group offers a complete end to end service from design to distribution across four product categories of celebrations, stationery and creative play, gifting and not for resale paper bags.