client story

A winning coupling for flexible packaging printing and lamination

Empaques Universal is a Costa Rican company leader in the production and printing of flexible packaging in Central America. The investments done during the last years in the made in Italy Uteco printing and converting machines has been decisive in order to achieve such result.

The Onyx flexographic printer sold to Empaques Universal

Uteco has sold to Empaques Universal both flexographic printers and special machines for the lamination of flexible packaging. With the Onyx flexo and with Uteco laminating machines, the company has reached a higher level as regards the print quality, the energy savings and the reduction of material waste and job changeover times. The Costa Rican company was thus able to affirm itself as a key player in the Central American market. 

Our collaboration with Uteco has driven the Central American market to a high level of technology, filling the previous gap between European and North American markets. Thanks to this partnership, we have become the reference supplier for the packaging industry in Central America and in the rest of Latin America.
Rigoberto Soto Production manager at Empaques Universal
La macchina Uteco modello Onyx da Empaques Universal


A practical and modern flexographic printing machine, the first one equipped with the patented Uteco Direct Drive® technology, which guarantees excellent print quality, ease of use and rapid job changeover. 

Coaters and laminators

Our coating and laminating machines are the result of a complete synergy between our engineering skills and the technological systems we already widely tested in other printing fields.

Mistral coating and laminating machine