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Jones Healthcare invests in Gallus Labelmaster

March 24, 2023  By PrintAction Staff

Dave Dixon, technical manager, Jones Healthcare; Jhester Agustin, press operator, Jones Healthcare; Todd MacMillan, production supervisor, Jones Healthcare; and Peter Hetu, web operations director, Jones Healthcare.

Jones Healthcare, London, Ont., recently installed a Gallus Labelmaster 440 from Heidelberg. In addition to faster run speeds and shorter makeready times, the Labelmaster is expected to add new capacity and enhanced capabilities to support growth for Jones Healthcare’s target markets.

A long-time partner to pharmaceutical brands, global pharmacy groups, independent pharmacies, hospitals, and long-term care facilities across the world, Jones Healthcare unveiled a new corporate identity in 2020. Since then, the company has invested $30 million in equipment to strengthen support for its wide-reaching customer group.

“We’re focused on responsive innovation,” said Dave Dixon, technical manager for cartons and labels at Jones Healthcare. “That means we’re proactively creating packaging solutions that anticipate regulated healthcare market and client needs.”

To better respond to the demand fluctuations for its prime label services, Jones Healthcare recently installed a Gallus Labelmaster 440 at its London production facility. According to Dixon, “The Labelmaster lets us be more agile. Flexible support is critical for our clients since market demand often changes – and sometimes, last minute.”

Equipped with 10 UV flexo units and two rotary screen units, the Labelmaster has a 17-in. print area in addition to cold foiling capabilities and a running speed of 656 ft/min.

“The quality and registration accuracy of the Labelmaster means our business runs more efficiently,” said Dixon. “When combined with our inspection systems, the Labelmaster ensures the precision that is required in the regulated medical market.”

Jones Healthcare also opted to install its Labelmaster with a turn bar, which supports double-sided printing for more complex extended content or multi-ply labels for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical clients.

Jones Healthcare anticipates its new Labelmaster will add scheduling flexibility to its production floor as it focuses on high-volume label projects for health and wellness brands and manufacturers. “Since our operators already know the Gallus platform, they can easily switch between running the EM 280 and Labelmaster,” said Dixon.

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