Springfield Solutions launches digital can labelling product

Richard Stuart-Turner
Monday, October 11, 2021

Springfield Solutions has launched a full-coverage digital label for easy can application that is said to give the appearance of a printed can “without the fallbacks of conventional print”.

Digican gives the appearance of a fully printed tin
Digican gives the appearance of a fully printed tin

The Hull-based labels specialist said that with its new Digican product a high-quality, full-coverage digital label is first applied to the flat tinplate blank and then seamed into the top and bottom of the tin. As a result, the label bleeds into the seams, giving the appearance of a fully printed tin.

Springfield said benefits of the product include zero minimum order quantities, reduced costs and storage requirements, personalisation of labels, and increased flexibility by enabling brands to order the packaging that they require and when they need it in relation to demand.

Springfield Solutions joint managing director Matt Dass told Printweek: “Digican is a culmination of listening to our customers’ feedback and over 10 years of research and development to provide a digital full height can decoration solution.

“The ability to decorate cans with labels is nothing new, however applying digitally printed labels before the cans are formed allows Digican to eliminate any gaps at the top and bottom currently seen on a labelled can.

“In order to create a full height decorated can previously, customers would need to order a litho printed can which would require a minimum order quantity, long lead times and additional storage. With Digican, customers can order as many cans as they require, add personalisation, reduce their lead times and significantly reduce stock holding.”

Digican is targeted at brands across a range of industries who use cans for their products in sizes from 100ml to 5l in both lever lid and cone top cans.

Earlier this year Springfield Solutions launched its ‘Project 21’ plans, which included doubling the size of its logistics and raw materials space with an additional 372sqm across two new units, with the new space going live in June.

This summer the business also invested in a Screen Truepress Jet L350+LM low migration ink digital press – the firm’s fifth digital press – and an AB Graphic Digicon Series 3 inline device, as well as an AB Graphic Omega SRI label finishing line.

The company was founded by Albert Dass in 1975. It made the move into digital printing in 1996, and as well as digitally printed self-adhesive labels, its services include brand management and packaging mock-ups. Customers include beauty brands, craft brewers, healthcare, and industrial businesses.

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