Hod-Hasharon, Israel & Hagerstown, Maryland, USA – Hub Labels, one of the most prestigious and diversified manufacturers of pressure-sensitive labels, linerless labels & direct mail pieces in the United States, is expanding its use of inspection and quality control solutions fromAVT, the world leader in print inspection, print process control, and quality assurance. The expansion chiefly involves AVT’sHelios, a market-leading solution for 100% inspection and quality assurance in label and narrow web printing.
For Hub Labels, the announcement not only represents trust in AVT’s inspection systems but also growth in its own overall business needs: After originally installing Helios on a pair of its labeling lines two years ago, Hub Labels is now adding the solution to three existing lines as well as two newly purchased ones. The uptick in overall output from the new lines, combined with the increased efficiency yielded by AVT’s solutions, will result in a sharp surge in production capabilities for the Hagerstown, MD-based manufacturer.
For manufacturers such as Hub Labels, the ability of Helios to immediately detect developing defects – thereby decreasing overprinting and reprinting – can significantly reduce waste and production costs. In fact, since its original AVT Helios installation, Hub Labels has clocked material waste as low as 2% even while running 400 feet of web per minute. The resulting boost to overall productivity and efficiency is often instant and dramatic; Hub Labels estimates its own output has risen an impressive 15%.