Spec Systems New Bobst MX2

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Spec Systems adds BOBST Flexographic label machine

Spec Systems , located in Robertsham , South of Johannesburg has chosen to add a BOBST MX2 Narrow Web flexographic label machine as part of their plant upgrade.

Owners Colin Roux, Steven Makepeace and Kevin van Dyk are happy to announce the purchase of a new BOBST flexographic label printing press, stating, “We believe the technology and the value that this machine offers will broaden our opportunities and the print quality will make its mark on the entire industry, BOBST is leading the way.”


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Spec Systems is a privately owned business, started way back in 1992 supplying barcode systems, printers and related consumables. During the previous 3 years, Spec embarked on a new venture focused on full colour digital label manufacture. Kevin(company MD) advised, “If we are selling short run colour, why stop there and leave cash on the table? With the Bobst we will augment our current print production and expand Spec’s offering to our existing customers while allowing us to engage in markets that are not currently serviced by Spec. We are also very excited about using Acme Graphics turnkey solution for an Expanded Colour  Gamut. We believe the colour consistency of this process will offer significant value to our customers.”

The installation of this specially configured BOBST narrow web machine is the beginning of Spec’s upgrade in capabilities, having almost fully retired its older technology. Kevin explained, “ There are still a couple of new pieces of equipment on the way, like a 100% inspection rewind system as well as a high end finishing unit that can service both the flexo and digital lines”, he would not be drawn on what exactly was on the way but he did say the investment was significant. Watch this space for more….


The Bobst (Gidue) was sourced and installed by IPEX.


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BOBST provides a wide range of solutions for the labels and packaging industry. UV flexo-, offset-, gravure-, screen- & digital multi-process printing units, with digital automation, tension and temperature control and added value converting offer exclusive solutions and best value for quality and innovation.

All lines include servo driven rewind shaft, touch screen panel on each print unit, main touch screen with PC operated HMI, remote internet full service & organizer for lean handling and storage of magnetic cylinders.

BOBST narrow web printing & converting machines (formerly GIDUE) are designed for the longest durability and reliability. They are equipped with best internationally available components, assisted by the BOBST international local service support. BOBST printing & converting machines for narrow web are in perfect production conditions after many years, with low maintenance costs, consistent quality, and great satisfaction of converters. These presses and converters are winning each year Print Quality Awards worldwide. BOBST quality is built to last.




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Top Label Quality, Superb Reliability

MX Line is an evolution of the S-Combat, one of the most sold BOBST in-line flexo presses (formerly Gidue) worldwide. It collects the latest electronic and SW advances of the “upper class” models, M1 and M3, and it makes good use of the former experience of hundreds of installations worldwide. A modern press with the best reliability in the market.
To produce high quality Labels with limited waste and the best Flower™ printing quality.

  • Same top quality mechanical and electrical components as M1 and M3 lines
  • Touch Panel on each print unit and main Touch Panel for PC operated MMI
  • The famous Flower™ flexo head: the best print unit in the Label market
  • Nearly NO maintenance for the whole lifetime of the press
  • Consistent performance in quality and productivity after many years
  • Very short web path with limited waste during set-up
  • Choice between single and double die-cutting unit
  • Reliability, reliability, reliability: 99% Up time !
  • Perfect register stability at any speed
  • Perfect for unskilled operators.

The perfect press to produce top-quality PS Labels, for many years, with limited waste.




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