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At the recent FlexoTech Awards black-tie ceremony, held 13 October 2021 at the Royal Lancaster in London, The Label Makers won two awards for labels printed on one of their numerous MPS flexo presses.

Since travel has been picking up a bit more after times of staying at home, one of the most as...

30.11.21 08:00 AM - Comment(s)


“Wait a minute! Did that dog just wink at me?” you ask as you stroll down the aisle of a store. Before you know it, you’ve stopped in your tracks, picked up the item, and spent a minute or two being fascinated with the 3D label. What are the odds of you buying that item based on the label alon...

26.11.21 08:00 AM - Comment(s)


Our experienced inbound technicians and service engineers help keep your press lines running.

Whether you need our problem-solving helpdesk, routine maintenance, spare parts or a training program — you need the confidence of ongoing support.

We’re ready to assist around the world!

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17.11.21 08:00 AM - Comment(s)


When deciding what printing technology is best for your company for label printing, letterpress or flexographic are often considered.

Since every printing job has a unique set of requirements, choosing which printing technology to use can be challenging. To assist with your decision process, al...

08.11.21 08:00 AM - Comment(s)


In 2018, world leader in medication packaging, Omnicell, recognized the need to increase capacity at their St. Petersburg, FL facility and began searching for a flexo press solution to meet the demands of the market. Specializing in high volume blister packaging, Omnicell produces various sing...

03.11.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)


Every printing job has a different set of needs.

In the label printing industry, there are mainly two factors that determine which printing technique is best for your company: quality and cost.

Flexo and offset are two of the most popular printing processes in this industry. But when is either...

29.10.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

Flexographic printing has grown to be the most used print technology in the label printing industry today. It provides the optimal combination in quality, productivity, and flexibility.

But what is flexo printing and how does it work?

This blog provides an introduction to flexo and how it can be a v...

04.10.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

Did you know that….?

Fact #1:
Many printing presses are standing still nearly 70% of the time. This downtime is due to lower speeds, long change-overs, unmanned machines and administration time. This is a significant amount of downtime and lost revenue that many people aren’t aware of.

Fact #2:
For man...

28.09.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

There are many types of rollers in your printing press and they all have unique functions and uses.

In this blog I’ll guide you through the various roller types, what they do, the coating of the roller surface, shore hardness and other functions.


Path rollers

The most common and widely used roller is t...

23.07.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

The operation and drive of the print cylinder can be either gear-driven using straight or helical-cut gears, or servo-driven.

Gear-driven print cylinders are becoming less common due to new technologies and are more common on older presses. Servo-driven print cylinder presses are now being adopted by...

12.07.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

There are multiple ways of cleaning your rotary screen and preparing it for re-coating to be ready for the next job.

When cleaning, care must be taken not to puncture or crease the screen as once a screen is damaged it’s rendered useless. An automatic screen-cleaning machine is a good solution to min...

30.06.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

I love it when a plan comes together!

The MPS Grand Prix of Performance was successfully held on June 10th, 2021. It was our first hosted virtual event that included a unique 8-hour live label production challenge streamed throughout the day on YouTube.

Over 300 participants from more than 20 countrie...

28.06.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

In the last article, we discussed how MPSConnect provides 24-7 valuable insights at your fingertips.

With MPSConnect, we place hundreds of sensors in the presses, perform data analysis, and feed that information back to our customers. This help us know exactly how your printing press is performing, ...

24.06.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

We recently introduced Connect to Grow as our new brand promise, aligned to our new vision.

But what does this mean? Bringing experience with machine learning, I'm closely involved in the development of this new strategy.

Why are machine data so important? We found out that most customers do receive m...

17.06.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

In printing, cleaning is not just the wash-up part of the job but an essential part of keeping your flexo plates, print stations, and anilox rolls maintained and performing as intended.

The use of correct solvents and wash solutions is also critical for longevity.

Many cleaning methods are available. ...

18.05.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, training and press demonstrations has gone from hands-on, face-to-face to online using Microsoft Teams or other types of video conferencing.

This is still an effective way to receive training or see a press demonstration, though it’s not as comprehensive as...

28.04.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

When printing products for food packaging, low migration ink is required to comply with food safety standards.

Low migration ink limits or prevents migration of ink through the substrate to packaged food, making it safe for food-based packaging. Compliance can also depend on the type of ink used suc...

01.04.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

Time flies. We are entering the 4th year of MPS Systems Asia, since it was established in 2018.

We have strengthened our team, built a strong network of agents throughout the Asia Pacific region, increased our market share and number of installations in the region.

It has not all been smooth. Certainl...

24.03.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

One of the most important elements of printing is quality.

Even the best printers can miss defects, especially if they are small. Printers can also become complacent, which happens more than one might think, mainly on so-called easy jobs such as those with just one or a few colours. In my experience...

22.03.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

There are many different opinions regarding which doctor blades and thickness to use.

From my experience and conversations with other manufacturing companies, a thinner blade is more commonly used for a low viscosity ink whereas a thicker blade is used for UV, thicker viscosity inks, and adhesives. I...

10.03.21 08:00 AM - Comment(s)