Mr. President, May We Present King Kong

Mr. President, May We Present King Kong

July 29, 2015

unnamedBeing Canadian, in our willingness not to offend anybody, we have measured King Kong, professionally referred to as the Windmoeller & Hoelscher 52” MIRAFLEX AM 10 Colour Flexographic Printing Press, in metric and imperial.

God saved the Queen, so in fairness to Her Majesty, Canada measures milk, deli meat and driving distances using the metric system. God blessed America, so out of respect to our American brother and sister friends, Canadians buy fruit, construction supplies and measure body height and weight using the imperial system.

And purely for the sake of confusing children born into the age of the internet, Canadians measure weather temperature in Celsius but cook a turkey using Fahrenheit. For your measuring pleasure, we have measured King Kong using both the metric and imperial systems:

Metric: 4 Queen Elizabeths
Imperial: 3 President Obamas

If you’d like to know more about King Kong, labelsdigital printingflexible packaging printing, or even label application and packaging equipment feel free to contact us. Related article: King Kong, Your Majesty

King Kong, Your Majesty

June 24, 2015

Officially, King Kong is almost four Queen Elizabeth’s tall!

King Kong, professionally referred to as the Windmoeller & Hoelscher 52” MIRAFLEX AM 10 Colour Flexographic Printing Press, is flexible packaging royalty.

Much has happened since she arrived in our production facility just weeks ago. Our mechanical and electrical engineers are almost done and within a matter of days, she will be up, running and ready to perform her printing duties.

If you Googled “How Big is King Kong” and were hoping to find a post about the actual size of that enormous gorilla, we hate to break this to you: The Laws of Physics pose limitations to the size of a living organism, and because of gravity and some back woods wizardry we don’t understand, King Kong would be too heavy to actually exist on earth.

If that upsets you, we’re sorry, take your mind off of things and watch Her Majesty The Queen’s favourite Pembroke Welsh Corgis at Heathrow.

King Kong Ma’am.

Man Takes Photo by Press, What Happens Next Will Never Blow Your Mind

June 17, 2015


Because nothing happened. The only remarkable thing that happened today, was that dude in the background (on top of our new press King Kong) hummed Alanis Morissette all day, it was like riding an emotional rollercoaster.

So King Kong, our new Windmoeller & Hoelscher 52″ MIRAFLEX AM 10 Colour Flexographic Printing Press, gets bigger and bigger every day. Our excitement grows as we know this press is a game changer. We’ll be able to increase our flexible packaging printing capacity, offer wider web printing and laminating, while super serving our new and existing customers with a flexible packaging printing press that is at the top of the class.

Labels and Flexible Packaging play a huge role in building and distinguishing a brand, if you are new to this world, we’re here to help you out from start to finish. If you know all there is to know about flexible packaging printing – then we don’t need to tell you why King Kong is making us feel like whipping our hair around like Alanis.

Regardless, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to know more about labels, digital printing, flexible packaging printing, or even label application and packaging equipment.

King Kong Hits Vancouver

May 29, 2015


Oh no! It’s started! Our press baby has been home for two days and we’re already taking “artsy” photos of her fingers and toes (Translation: photos of gears and printing decks).

King Kong, known in the industry as the Windmoeller & Hoelscher 52″ MIRAFLEX AM 10 Colour Flexographic Printing Press, has finally arrived at Associated Labels and Packaging. From Germany, King Kong travelled across the Atlantic aboard the MSC LEIGH through the Panama Canal, up past the Golden Gate Bridge (Go 49ers) and right into the Port of Vancouver.

Even though King Kong is swaddled in shipping plastic, we can’t help but think our baby is cuter than other babies. She’s advanced too: The Windmoeller & Hoelscher 52″ MIRAFLEX AM 10 Colour Flexographic Printing Press, has been designed for the highest quality printing of flexible packagings. Flexible packaging continues to rise while it is used in nearly all industries: dairy and cheese packaging, snack foods packaging, dried fruits and nuts packaging, coffee and tea packaging, pharmaceuticals packaging, vitamins and supplements packaging.  Transport packaging and over wraps for beverage bottles and cans or packaging of sanitary products have become more and more sophisticated too. Flexible packaging for the industrial sector such as building materials, chemical products or pet food require a high-quality print.

If you’d like more information on King Kong and all that she can do – please contact our Sales Department.

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