In the photo:
Bert Haenen, Managing Director at Barthel Digitalprint GmbH (l.) and Ali Abdelyasol, Operator, Hygienic on the new GM DC350Flex.

Barthel Group GmbH has invested in a GM DC350Flex compact finisher. The company needed an efficient and modular label finisher that could also deliver reliability and precision for their Essen (Germany) location.

“Speeds of up to 80 m/min in semi-rotary mode and an automated set-up process with connection to our MIS system made the GM DC350Flex perfect for us,” says Mischa Barthel, Managing Partner at Barthel Group.

“The convincing technique in the machine is a very important point for us. However, it is also essential for us to have a close and reliable partner like Nilpeter GmbH, whom we have known and worked alongside through many projects”, continues Mischa Barthel.

Barthel Group was founded in 1984, and today the group consists of 8 companies and produces around 300,000 square meters of labels daily on six of locations. The company continues its successful journey in the European label market and has recently acquired the label printing company ATB, in the Ruhr area.

The DC350Flex – a new, efficient and economical label finisher build in volume at GM with the same components as the DC350 Modular Premium Finishing Line.

The Flex has handy options like format free semi-rotation spot varnish, die-cutting, slitting and dual rewind.

Upgrade with value options like Turret rewinding, in register lamination (multi-layer), SmartSlit or SmartCrush, SmartStrip, Corona, web clean, back scoring & inline buffer.

The new DC350Flex is prepared for in-line operation with all major digital presses providing professional label printers with a complete and versatile solution for high volume digital printing. 


  •   Easy to use 
  •   Automated production with job recall and QR code option
  •   Modern platform  ensuring quick setup and flexibility
  •   Industry-leading user interface giving the operator a graphical representation of the machine as installed
  •   Industry 4.0 compliant
  •   “Never break” technology prevents matrix rewind break
  •   Web-advance for a fast roll change
  •   Online Support – easy web access and maintenance




GM SmartFlexo Station – flower style with optional semi-rotation in flexo unit for format free print (only one cliche cylinder) and with registration system (spot varnish / cold foil print).



GM SmartStrip – ensures trouble-free operation even while converting delicate substrates and complex label shapes at high speed.



GM SmartSlit – automatically positions up to 16 knives in 2 minutes, saving valuable time on short-run jobs.



GM SmartCrush – an ultra-quick set knives system, allowing fast and precise setting of each crush knife – also while running.



GM SmartLam – multi-layer labels are often used for pharmaceutical and medical label applications – especially when government regulations require product information to remain intact with the product.



GM Semi-Automatic Turret – it offers very quick make-ready times, unlike conventional rewinding. This allows shorter runs to be produced both quickly and more efficiently.