MPS Flexographic Printing Presses to be Promoted at Label Forum Japan 2014

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DIDAM, The Netherlands (July 17, 2014) – MPS today announced its participation with their agent T&K Toka at Label Forum Japan 2014, taking place July 22-23 in Tokyo, Japan. The two-day conference and table-top exhibition, sponsored by MPS/T&K Toka, is the largest gathering for the label and package printing industry in Japan. Visitors are welcomed to the MPS/T&K Toka joint booth J1 to learn more about the benefits of EB and EF flexographic press lines for Japanese label and flexible packaging production.

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From letterpress to flexo; step-up, cost down Erik Blomjous, MPS Sales Manager will be speaking during the conference program on the second day of Label Forum Japan, about the transitioning from rotary letterpress to flexographic printing in the Japanese label market. He will explain the differences between the two printing technologies, highlight the advantages and disadvantages, and provide key considerations when implementing a flexographic printing press environment. T&K Toka has collaborated with Kodak Japan and MPS customer Takara Pac to prepare flexographic print samples for distribution to booth visitors at Label Forum Japan. The samples were developed with Kodak’s endless flexo plates and spotless technology, and printed with T&K Toka’s UV flexo inks on an MPS UV flexo press owned by Takara Pac. 


MPS Sales Manager Erik Blomjous comments: “I look forward to presenting during the conference at Label Forum Japan, to explain our view to show visitors the differences between rotary letterpress printing and flexographic printing. Having print samples on-hand to distribute during the shared table-top exhibition with T&K Toka will demonstrate the superior offset-matching quality in terms of print quality, predictability and repeatable results of MPS flexo presses in the shortest possible time and the lowest cost per 1,000 labels.”

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MPS flexographic printing presses to be presented at Label Forum Japan 2014:  

The EB Cost-Effective Label Solution

The EB press is built with a combination of high-quality MPS printing technology, optimal performance and a strong focus on affordability. It is an ideal solution for short and long label print runs and features a solid, ergonomic and highly advanced design, comprising of only high-quality components. The EB is designed for printing and converting of self-adhesive labels and is a solution for label printers in all market segments. Engineered with several unique features, such as Crisp.Dot Light, iSet and iStop technology to minimize waste and set-up time and optimize operator user-friendliness, the EB press is available with a material width of 370mm (14,5” inches). The press can be equipped with a wide range of converting units for solutions such as laminating, cold foil and more.  

The EF Multi-Substrate UV Flexo Press

The EF UV flexo press is especially designed for both label production and flexible packaging printing. The press uses proven servo drive technology, in order to instantly change from one material to the other. The MPS EF multi-substrate UV Flexo press is built with an automation package including job memory, iControl, gearless tooling and more. The EF combines great print quality, high productivity with unmatched flexibility, and can be equipped with a wide range of converting options, including gravure and screen, cross-over and multiple web. 

Visitors are encouraged to meet MPS and T&K Toka in booth J1 to learn more about MPS flexographic presses and the company’s innovative technology. Additional information is also available at  and

About T&K Toka Co., Ltd.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, T&K Toka has specialized in ink production for more than 60 years and is the largest UV ink specialist in the world. T&K Toka also offers various printing and synthetic resins for printing, painting and adhesives in addition to printing materials and machinery. ‘T&K’ represents Technology, which means high and stable quality, and Kindness, which means specialized customer support. The company was founded in 1947, employs over 650 employees, and is part of the T&K Toka group with offices in Korea, China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Japan.

About MPS

MPS is a worldwide, well-known and high-quality brand of UV flexo and offset press solutions for label and packaging printers. We help customers excel by listening to their needs and providing extensive knowledge and world-class service to enhance the printing process.

We improve the printing process and customer experience through product innovation.  In 1999 MPS introduced the first fully rotary servo-driven press in the label industry. Since then MPS has installed over 400 fully servo-driven presses, printing self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging, around the world.