JM Heaford presents precision mounting alternatives at the Gallus Innovation Days


– FTS and ELS models demonstrate speed and accuracy for plate mounting operations

Manchester, UK – [14th June 2018] – JM Heaford, industry-leading supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets, is exhibiting as part of the Gallus Innovation Days later this month. Taking place at Gallus headquarters in St Gallen, Switzerland, June 26-28, the company is highlighting Heaford solutions that offer label producers the best-value quick and precise semi-automatic plate mounting.

With its industry-leading FTS and ELS mounters the focus of JM Heaford’s appearance at the Gallus Innovation Days, the company aims to demonstrate the ease-of-use, accuracy and build quality that form the cornerstone of all Heaford technology. The FTS 700 and ELS 600 are permanently within the Gallus Demonstration Centre for use during press trials and for potential Gallus customers to see operating. JM Heaford is inviting visitors to try out the equipment themselves to experience first-hand their ease-of-use and their speed and accuracy of mounting.

The Heaford FTS has been frequently described as “game-changing” technology since it was first launched onto the market five years ago. It allows non-skilled operators to quickly learn how to mount a plate accurately in less than one minute. The simple procedure involves placing a plate on the table and aligning the register marks with two cameras via a viewing slot in the cushioned table. Once the operator has done this and verified alignment, the cylinder is lowered so that the plate adheres to it, and then it rolls back and forth over the plate to eliminate any air.

The ELS also available for demonstration during the Gallus Innovation Days shares the same build quality, accuracy and durability for which Heaford equipment is renowned. It makes a great entry-level investment for the ambitious printer in eliminating all the expensive press downtime caused through inaccurate mounting “by eye”. The 600 mm-wide ELS 600 model consists of a modular platform that can be fitted with a range of additional options and upgraded over time. It is available as cylinder and sleeve version and features quick-release camera focal adjustment.

“With its slogan ‘Solutions for Printing Champions’ the Gallus event is a great fit for Heaford this year in showcasing technologies designed to provide a competitive edge for any size of organisation,” comments Graham Harrison, International Sales Manager at JM Heaford. “At Heaford we work to the same build quality and precision parameters for all our solutions to ensure that, whatever the level of operator expertise, we can help printers of any size become champions in their field.”


About Heaford

Headquartered near Manchester, UK, JM Heaford Ltd was founded in 1983 as a manufacturer of gravure proofing equipment. The company’s ethos of providing flexible, tailored design and production solutions saw it diversify with the addition of flexographic proofing and mounting devices. Among these were the world’s first machines for mounting flexo plates using microdot technology. A recipient of several international awards for design and manufacturing excellence, Heaford continues to manufacture from its Manchester base, assisted by agents in more than 100 countries. It has a US subsidiary company with a US based service and installation engineer. The company prides itself on a high calibre of workmanship which delivers machines that are “second-to-none in every facet of their construction”. For more information, go to or email