Package Printing Machinery decorates asymmetrical bottles.

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Featuring air inflation at each station for printing on difficult shapes, XE 16 is coupled to over and under conveyor with rotating tooling. Machine features servo controls that enable printing of 900+ bottles/hr in up to 12 colors on both sides. With 20 Gb hard drive for storage and recall of jobs and parameters, unit also includes PC-based software for production monitoring and troubleshooting. Pre- and post- flamers or optional corona units are available.

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Vermont Company Forever Changes Course Of Decorating

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont Develops XE Series

East Dorset VT- 12/22/04- Julian Joffe, founder and president of Pad Print Machinery of Vermont, announced today that his company has developed a breakthrough innovation for decorating asymmetrical bottles. "The bottles were a challenge," said Joffe, "but our customer/partner relationship with this particular client really paid off and we were able to engineer a system for them that works like a charm." The new machine, designated XE 16, is coupled to an over and under conveyor with rotating tooling that allows printing both sides of the bottle---the company logo on front and instructions on the back. Air inflation at each station ensures high quality printing on even the most difficult shapes. "Finding innovative solutions to interesting problems is really the challenge I enjoy most," added Joffe. "Our engineering department is one of the best in the industry. I'm very proud of their capabilities and accomplishments."

This machine also offers pre and post flamers or optional corona units to make sure all polyolefin materials have the same ink adhesion as less complex plastics like PET, PVC and PC. "All of our XE machines feature servo controls that enable production of over 900 bottles per hour in up to twelve colors on both sides," said Jon Hale, COO, Pad Print Machinery of Vermont. Hale said two other advantages of the XE Series are quality equal to decals with far lower costs and efficiency---with changes or modifications easily made at no loss due to outdated or changed labels. "Operator training on the XE Series is easy, too," explained Hale. "Its PC-based software allows management production monitoring and troubleshooting. Plus, with a 20-gigabyte hard drive, this Series is a real time-saver because it'll store and instantly recall an unlimited number of jobs and parameters allowing extremely quick changeover from one job to the next," enthused Hale. For more details on the XE Series, please visit

About Pad Print Machinery of Vermont

Julian Joffe is the founder and president of Pad Print of Vermont. Although Joffe earned his degree in zoology, he had a penchant for manufacturing as a result of the many hours he spent tinkering in his father's workshop in South Africa as a youth. Upon graduation from University in 1976, he went to work in his father's textile business and subsequently took over leadership of the company---expanding the business to include pad printing. In 1981, citing strong philosophical differences with the apartheid government, Joffe moved his family to United States and, in 1985, embarked on an alliance with COMEC Italia. He founded COMEC USA in a pre-world war one building in Yonkers, NY.

Over the next ten years business flourished. However, Joffe began to feel the magnetism of the New England way of life beckon. In 1994, he could no longer resist the urge to live a simpler, more enriched lifestyle and moved to Vermont

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont was born in what had been, during the fifties and sixties, the sole movie theater in picturesque Manchester, VT. As the company continued to grow in both number of employees and amount of machines being built at any given point in time, they began to suffer a terminal case of claustrophobia. A concerted search for an appropriately-sized facility in southern or central Vermont finally paid off and, in 2003, they moved into a new 22,500 square foot building located in East Dorset, Vermont just five miles north of the cramped quarters in the old theater.

The new airy and spacious hi-tech facility has a reception area, a large showroom, Machine Shop, Graphics Department, Plate Department, Ink Department, Sales Department, Shipping Department, and administrative offices. For many Pad Print employees, it has become a home away from home. The Pad Print team now comprises 30 highly skilled and motivated individuals with an incredible sense of team spirit. Their experience in the pad printing industry is second to none.

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont's newest pad printing machines have combined technologies from the latest innovations in mechanical engineering and electronics. These machines are servo controlled and are extremely fast, extremely precise, and extremely reliable. PPMoV has led the pad printing industry with such breakthrough innovations as the ability to print on medical devices as small as .001 inch to fully automated eight-color machines.

In pursuing the goal of perfection in Customer Service and Satisfaction, the company constantly pushes the edge of the envelope and discovers more and more ways to seamlessly incorporate pad printing into the customer manufacturing process. They look forward to the next 100 years.

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