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09.03.2016 0

Retrofit of a 40 year old gravure printing press

Significantly reduced waste and higher printing quality in combination with improved user friendliness and freedom in development of new designs – Forbo Novilon has used mechanical redesign and state-of-the-art automation technology to raise the performance of its 40-year-oldgravure printing machine for PVC flooring to a new level. Moreover, it also proved possible for the safety of the employees to be increased and adapted to today's needs.

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07.01.2016 0

About the benefits of fixed colour palette printing

With brand owner and retailer focus continuing to be placed on cost reduction and improved efficiency, all eyes are on the potential that fixed colour palette printing brings and what it can deliver for the large brands. But it’s not as simple as many might think. Many large flexible packaging companies promote the idea, but very few are actually delivering the solution effectively on a large scale.



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09.12.2015 0

Offset CI has become an established technology

In 2013, Comexi Group has reached an agreement with SP Group for the sale of the Comexi OFFSET CI8 machine. The printing press is now installed and Flexible Packaging Technology had the chance to speak to the CEO about the installation.

You were the second customer of the Offset CI press. What made you decide for this new technology at such an early stage

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05.12.2015 0

Why not convert emissions into savings?

The reduction of greenhouse gases to stop the global warming with all its consequences on humanlife is a major challenge for mankind. The growing printing industry has been and is still contributing to the increasing production of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted to the atmosphere. 

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15.10.2015 0

Soma on how to economically print short runs

The trend towards efficient printing a greater variety of jobs, shorter runs and smaller package formats, and withstanding the price pressure will continue. Short runs mean many change overs, which means unproductiveness. In times with increasing pressure from emerging markets, alternative printing processes, and rising material costs, flexo printers cannot afford to not run the press longer than necessary. The biggest time consuming tasks between two jobs are or have been changes of printing forme, ink, substrate, getting into register, and most of all colour matching.

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07.10.2015 0

This is a totally false statement!

Why do you promote a fixed colour palette and what are the requirements for the printer?


Fixed colour printing is the natural evolution of Flexo , the industry can not simply continue as previously due to new technologies like Digital and Hybrid versions of printing. This has been instrumental in changing the way brands are looking to buy their packaging.


Fixed palette uses all the generic benefits of Flexo and utilises the efficiency benefits seen through the newer forms of printing.


What does a printer require?

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