Outlook Group Invests in Second MPS EF Flexo Label Press

APPLETON, WIS. — Outlook Group is pleased to announce the purchase of a second MPS EF430 8-color UV press to support continued growth. The EF press max web width is 430 mm which is slightly under 17”, with a multi-laminating capability which includes film laminating, overlam and cold foil applications. Delam-relam capability is also a feature.

The EF platform has proven to be very successful in the North American market as it is a real future proof press platform that will help Outlook Group grow in today’s increasingly dynamic and competitive markets. The team at Outlook is especially excited about the EF’s ability to print extremely thin films while holding a very tight register, along with its operator interface and ease of use.

According to Joel Schmidt, Director of Market Development at Outlook Group, “this new press will contribute to our expansion plans for continued label growth, particularly on PSLite™ thin film labels to support market interest in more sustainable label options that also provide enhanced shelf appeal.”

Brett Peters, Senior Process Engineer at Outlook Group adds “The press will run with a very short web path which will allow us to reduce MR and Run Waste. In addition to running our typical substrates, it will also run film substrates very well and should be capable of running thin unsupported substrates, such as Shrink Sleeves and some more extensible substrates, if needed.“

He continues “We looked at the success of our first machine from the standpoint of production speed, waste reduction and print quality. The opportunity to add a second machine presented itself and we were able to quickly justify this project and move forward.”

Pictured from left to right: Dilip Shah – MPS Systems North America; Brett Peters – Senior Process Engineer, Outlook Group; Dave Struensee – Production Operator, Outlook Group; Denny McGee – MPS Systems North America

About Outlook Group LLC
Celebrating 40 years’ experience in custom product packaging, direct marketing, and printing, Outlook Group Packaging & Printing Solutions understands clients’ needs and how to support their supply chain. OGC serves customers in the food and beverage, private label, personal care, consumer healthcare packaging, consumer products, and contract packaging markets with innovative packaging solutions including labels, shrink sleeves, folding cartons, flexible packaging, fulfillment, and contract packaging solutions. In addition to the G7 Master Printer Certification, Outlook Group is ISO 13485:2003 certified for Medical Packaging, has earned SQF Level 2 for Safe Quality Food Packaging, is cGMP compliant, and FDA registered. Outlook Group has two facilities located in Neenah, WI. For more information, please contact us at 920-722-2333 | www.outlookgroup.com