New Zealand-owned Cardy, which has been serving local businesses for over five decades, has showcased its expertise in label production and finishing at the recent NZ Sign and Print Expo 2023 in Auckland, convincing the visitors to “get on a roll with labels”.

The company showcased a wide range of equipment, including its popular OKI Pro 1050 label printer using digital LED together with dry toner technology and offers a unique fifth colour or ‘CMYK+1’ option, allowing for greater flexibility. 

The OKI enables provides manufacturers to offer on demand short run colour label printing services with a huge range of media including textured papers and synthetics with white, clear, opaque or coloured substrates. 

Cardy coupled the OKI with DPR Virgo VRG 14PL compact desktop finishing system that unwinds, laminates, digitally die-cuts, removes excess label material around each die-cut shape, slits and rewinds offering an option to have all labels professionally cut and finished.

Danny “Our customers are asking for the flexibility. They want to be able to do short runs, white labelling, and that is where the machines on show here really fit in well with being able to do 100 labels, 300 labels, 500 labels, and to turn them around really quickly. 

“Our customers have to be very responsive. If someone gives them an order, they can have it done in an hour. They don’t have to wait, for example, a die to come out of Australia, which might take up to a week. If there is an order for 5,000 labels, it might be cost effective to do in a the traditional way, but it will take up to three weeks generally speaking. Our customers can have those jobs done very quickly.”

The company has also displayed Gemini digital sheet feeder and cutters, Afinia label printers and direct transfer printers. Click below to see Cardy’s managing director Danny Mountain, giving us a tour of the stand.

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