Sturdy choose automation with Edale FL3

Sturdy Labels, based in Skelmersdale ,UK, have recently purchased a second Edale FL3. The company was formed in 1973 and is recognised as a leading manufacturer of all aspects of print. They have been an existing Edale customer for over 10 years and have now purchased their third Edale press.

The machine is an 8 colour, full UV, 350mm wide FL3 and boasts an array of additional options including a crossover unit for 2 & 3 ply peel and read label production.
The machine also includes Edale’s latest technology – AiiR - (autonomous inking, impression and print registration) which uses precision camera technology to improve registration accuracy, while automated print pressure control reduces wastage and set-up times. By fully automating print and the registration processes, the level of operator intervention can be reduced, leading to fewer errors and a more consistent, higher quality final product.

Simon Sturdy of Sturdy Labels comments “Our decision to purchase a second Edale FL-3 is based upon experience gained following the installation of our first FL3 three years ago. The operating efficiency of the press has enabled the company to win new business, increase our production capacity and shorten turnaround times. We are very pleased with the FL3’s operator friendliness and industry leading print quality. Its modular construction allows additional print units to be easily installed – Edale recently installed a Stork screen print unit on our first FL-3 enabling us to meet particular demands. We appreciate Edale’s flexible support to our business and look forward to continuing a long relationship.”

Simon Cosh, Edale’s Sales Manager said – “‘we are delighted that Sturdy Print has endorsed Edale and in particular the FL3 with their second FL3 press. As Sturdy Print continues to grow and expand their product range the added automation in their new press will be of great benefit to them.’

The machine is due to be installed later this year.

For more information on the Edale product range or to enquire about a training package please contact us on +44 (0) 1489 569 230 or email


Edale is a leading supplier of high technology, narrow mid-web flexographic and digital printing presses and converting equipment.
With over 60 years’ experience in the printing and packaging industry, Edale applies its award winning renowned British design and engineering expertise to provide equipment that helps customers to deliver quality products day-in, day-out, enhancing image, reputation and profitability.

Edale provides a range of standard equipment and bespoke solutions to customers around the world. Edale’s expertise in web transport for single pass inkjet has facilitated technology customers to commercialise their innovations with the essential features and necessary standards demanded by the packaging industry. Together with leading partners and an enviable distribution and service network, Edale continually assesses market and customer needs to ensure machines are fully upgradeable to stay ahead of the changing demands.

Source: Edale