Ben Franklin Press & Label, a Napa Valley-based label printer that specializes in printing wine labels for vineyards like Clos du Bois, CK Mondavi, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Frog’s Leap, has selected Epson SurePress L-4033A for the production of wine labels.

Developed by Epson America, the inkjet digital label press delivers printing features that expand printing capabilities, making it cost-effective and reliable solution.

Some of its salient features include short-run production for efficient label printing, variable data printing for maximum label customization, usage of industrial quality inks, working on different substrates, supporting rolls from 3.15-13 inches wide, low wastage and enhanced productivity.

Ben Franklin Press & Label president and general manager Dennis Patterson said the wine label market brings together an extremely creative design community and an equally talented wine making group that pushes the envelope on printing processes.

"We spent over a year investigating the digital press market and our research took us to Labelexpo 2011 in Brussels and then to drupa 2012 in Germany," Patterson added.

"We performed follow-up tests with a number of manufacturers and found Epson’s SurePress inkjet technology excels over other digital technologies. The Epson SurePress gives us the quality required for the evolving wine label industry at a competitive price."

Epson America North America sales manager Mark Elsbernd said the Epson SurePress inkjet label press was engineered to boost the profits of label converters and commercial printers around the globe.

"We are excited to provide a superior label printing solution for Ben Franklin’s wine label printing needs in the heart of California’s wine country," Elsbernd added.

The Epson SurePress L-4033A is currently available for purchase and will be showcased at Pack Expo in Chicago from 28-31 October 2012.