Bellwyck Packaging Solutions (Toronto, Owen Sound & Boucherville, Quebec) has announced the completion of the company’s three-pronged strategic press-acquisition initiative, of which two are “firsts” in Canada. Bellwyck has installed the longest Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 Press in Canada.
The revolutionary new press provides 9-colour printing, including two coating units, each fitted with flexo kits. The Heidelberg press offers virtually “endless opportunities” for luxury brand packaging concepts – including special effects such as glitters and colour-shift coatings, as well as eco-friendly coatings to replace lamination – all in one pass.
“Our company is known for our commitment to innovation, quality and customer excellence,” said John McVeigh, President of Premium and Pharma/Healthcare Packaging Solutions at Bellwyck. “We meet each client where they are, and we always strive to provide innovative options as they evolve and grow. From helping drive efficiencies and quality, to eco-friendly solutions and smart packaging options, our core focus is to meet and exceed the rigorous standards of our clients while continually finding new ways to help them stand out in the marketplace.”
Bellwyck’s other “first” in Canada is the company’s acquisition of the Mark Andy Digital Series HD Hybrid Label Press, characterized as “one of the most innovative digital label presses on the market.” Featuring one-pass hybrid printing with four flexo units and an expanded digital colour gamut, “this Mark Andy press is a definitive game-changer,” said the company. The press offers virtually unlimited colours and exceptional image definition, and provides a market-leading resolution of 1,200 x 600 dpi with a huge array of cutting-edge features, including “the most opaque white in the industry” printed from one pass. “Mark Andy’s unique hybrid press will allow Bellwyck to provide their clients with the highest quality digital/flexo printing technology in the world,” said Clark Mansur, Senior Product Support Engineer at Mark Andy. “The machine’s revolutionary ink set allows clients to hit the most accurate special and corporate colours available. Congratulations to Bellwyck for leading the way with this first digital hybrid press in Canada.”
Bellwyck’s new nine-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster complements its existing 7-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 installed in 2019, giving Bellwyck maximum flexibility to meet each client’s unique needs. As product packaging designers have come to appreciate, both presses provide extreme versatility and efficiency with speeds of 16,500 sheets per hour and quick change-overs. The presses also feature Prinect Inpress Control for accurate inline spectral colour measurement. “I applaud Bellwyck for making such a significant investment and raising the bar for package design printing,” said Harold Hoff, Vice President of Sales and Service at Heidelberg Canada. “Between the 7-colour and 9-colour Heidelberg CX 102 presses, Bellwyck will be able to offer their customers the ultimate design versatility. I look forward to seeing how far North America’s package design community can push the boundaries of what’s possible and watch our Heidelberg Speedmaster presses deliver.”
About Bellwyck . With over 80 years of experience in the packaging industry, Bellwyck is a recognized Canadian leader in the premium brand and pharma/healthcare markets with a core focus on providing unique, sustainable, turnkey packaging solutions for top global brands. The company continues to make significant investments in the technologies and systems that enable it to produce reliable, high quality packaging for clients worldwide.