New Flexo Press Generates 78% Sales Increase


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Since founding more than 55 years ago, Los Angeles-based Great American Packaging (GAP) has placed a premium on expanding its deep ties with existing customers as well as focusing on new customer growth. Key to being able to offer this service is their Koenig & Bauer EVO XD 8-color flexographic press. Since the EVO XD was installed—prompting the firm to add more shifts, sales support and additional personnel—GAP has increased its printed business by 78 percent.

A vertically-integrated manufacturer of custom printed flexible packaging—that extrudes, prints & converts well known branded business products in a wide range of styles & sizes—GAP extols their “white glove service,” a premium differentiator extending to all areas of the company: high quality production, knowledgeable sales force and sustainability initiatives. Headquartered in Southern California, GAP is keenly aware of the focus on sustainability and how it affects their business as well as their customers. California recently passed new legislation—The Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54)—in an effort to reduce pollution & climate change.

The legislation requires all packaging in the state to be recyclable or compostable by 2032. GAP’s team is always available to provide customers with up-to-date environmental rules & regulations, discuss options, budget, substrates, growth opportunities, sustainability messages and branding, thanks to the high level of automation on the EVO-XD, including:
  • Optical error detection,
  • Automated viscosity control,
  • Auto washup,
  • Auto impression setting,
  • Servo control,
  • Memory for job settings,
  • Automatic splicing, and
  • Automatic tension control.
If the press crew is in need of advice or facing a challenge, they call Koenig & Bauer’s 24-hour support services & converse with an expert team in real time, using Koenig & Bauer’s augmented reality AR-DataGlass. A technician can then remotely view GAP’s machine from anywhere in the world & exchange direct communication, technical information or documentation in real time. This valuable audio-visual tool improves machine productivity, quality and performance by avoiding long production interruptions or misunderstandings.

According to GAP’s printing supervisor, Ignacio Solis, “The best attribute for our press is Koenig & Bauer’s PrintTronic, which allows us to adjust the impression settings & minimize waste. Our operators enjoy using the friendly touchscreen panels, which automatically control temperature, auto viscosity, and, by far, color consistency, which is awesome.”


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