Memjet Powers New Gallus Smartfire Digital Label Press

June 28, 2018

Gallus Smartfire digital label press powered by Memjet digital inkjet technology.

Inkjet technology supports fast, easy, economical production of high-quality labels.

SAN DIEGO — June 28, 2018 — Memjet ( announces that the Gallus Group, a member of the Heidelberg Group, has utilized Memjet printing technology to power its new, full-featured value offering for digital label printing, the Gallus Smartfire. Memjet technology gave Gallus the core elements it needed to introduce a cost-effective label-printing solution that could produce high-quality labels for a variety of markets. The Memjet-powered Gallus Smartfire opens new business opportunities for those looking to produce ultra-short-run digital labels. Gallus will feature the Memjet-powered Smartfire at their Gallus Innovation Days 2018, taking place June 26–28 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

“As brands increasingly personalize their products and marketing campaigns, the demand for digitally printed short-run labels has expanded,” says Kim Beswick, general manager of Memjet Desktop and Mini Press Systems. “Memjet printing technology supports this transformation. Our core technologies enable partners like Gallus to create compelling solutions that offer label converters and commercial printers the speed, quality, and cost benefits they need to offer digital, short-run labels.”

Simple and affordable Label Production

Gallus’s wealth of label expertise has created a powerful solution that brings affordable, high-quality, fully finished label-printing capabilities to a newly emerging value segment.

The Gallus Smartfire is an economical solution, requiring a much smaller capital investment than other fully featured digital-label presses. The solution comes with a small ecological footprint that makes it easy to produce environmentally friendly labels using a single standard electrical source without any volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or special venting requirements.

“Creating a digital-labeling solution with the features and functionality needed to meet today’s market opportunities required creative thinking and the right partner,” says Michael Ring, Vice President of Digital Solutions at Gallus. “Working with Memjet enabled us to bring 1600 x 1600 dpi quality to an affordable solution that can essentially work anywhere. We look forward to showcasing the Smartfire at Gallus Innovation Days and to expanding the labeling opportunity to new markets and users.”

The Gallus Group

The Gallus Group, with production facilities in Switzerland and Germany, is a leading company in the development, production and sale of conventional and digital narrow-web, reel-fed presses designed for label manufacturers. The machine portfolio is augmented by a broad range of screen printing plates (Gallus Screeny), globally decentralised service operations, and a broad offering of printing accessories and replacement parts. The comprehensive portfolio also includes consulting services provided by label experts in all relevant printing and process engineering tasks. The Gallus Group is member of the Heidelberg Group and employs around 360 people, of whom 225 are based in Switzerland, where the Group has its headquarters in St. Gallen. As a member of the Heidelberg Group, the Gallus Group uses the Heidelberg global sales and service network.

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