Garthwest upgrades quality of packaging samples

UK based packaging and POS specialist, Garthwest, has upgraded its sampling department to include a Zünd G3 L2500. Based in Hull, family-run Garthwest had been using a table from another company for at least twelve years in its sampling department but found the quality of output on corrugated materials had deteriorated. After spending some time researching the best upgrade on the market, the team went to Drupa in Düsseldorf, Germany last spring where they saw the Zünd G3 in action.

This sample table can be tailored to meet every user’s needs thanks to its modular tool and material-handling systems, both at the time of installation and at a later date, to ensure it can offer the latest upgrades and perfect set-up for a business as it evolves. Zünd systems are also built for reliability and longevity to retain their value and quality.
Garthwest opted for a Zünd G3 L2500 (1800 x 2500mm) with a camera system that reads registration dots printed outside the main printing area and cuts accordingly. It has been installed alongside a Fujifilm Acuity four-colour printer.

Paul Dixon, Design Studio Manager at Garthwest, comments, “I admit I was sceptical at first about how much of a difference the camera would make, but it really has. We’re no longer creating a manual jig for each new job which has resulted in time and cost savings. The Zünd gets it right first time every time.” The modular configuration has also allowed Garthwest to add new knife tools and to change a module to provide greater pressure for improved sample quality. The company works mainly with corrugated but also some plastic and Foamex, all of which the Zünd G3 flatbed cutter can handle up to a thickness of 50mm.

In addition, as part of Garthwest’s continual upgrade of equipment, Paul Dixon says the team may visit Zünd UK’s dedicated demonstration centre in St Albans in 2017 to research their automated systems for use in its POS department. The business produces POS displays for film and TV, which Dixon says is “ ‘absolutely fantastic work’ that is always in demand.”

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