The 430mm-wide eight-colour LP3000 is fitted with a GEW UV system that will enable Tamar to offer a “premium-quality” range of labels to customers and will help ensure consistency and efficiency.

Tamar operations director Ricky Hann described the new press as a “productivity platform” and said it had already enabled the company to win a series of lucrative new contracts.

“With the inline foil and screen capability, we saw the LP3000 as a giant leap forward. Just having this press has already opened the doors to new markets for the production of luxury and other primary product labels in sectors such as packaging, cosmetics, and healthcare,” he said.

The Mark Andy press will sit alongside Tamar’s existing fleet of Edale narrow web flexo and Nilpeter eight-colour UV flexo presses and HP Indigo digital label presses.

Managing director Robert Lee said the LP3000 would provide Tamar with enough high-quality capacity to enable the company to continue moving the business forward.

“We’re looking to consolidate our production capabilities with an aggressive company-wide reinvestment strategy that will include investments in new speciality coating lines, along with improvements to workflow solutions that will serve to deliver greater flexibility on how we operate as a business,” he said.