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14.07.2016 0

PCMC introduces new flexo CI press

Green Bay, WI based machinery manufacturer PCMC is about to introduce its new Fusion C flexo press at their open house event in August.

PCMC's entry level press Fusion C is equipped with the same fast make-ready and waste-saving features as PCMC’s Fusion family of products, but with a smaller footprint and fewer parts, saving space and cost.

The compact press is available with 8 or 10 colours, a repeat of 12-30 inch (305-762 mm) and runs up to 1000 fpm (305 m/min), the max printing width is 42 inch or 1040 mm.  

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07.07.2016 0

Varga Flexo presented the Oktoflex Premium at drupa

The Hungarian machinery manufacturer Varga-Flexo presented its eight colour flexo printing press Oktoflex Premium at drupa. The max printing speed is 300 m/min, on demand 450 m/min are possible. Printing width is 1000 mm. According to the manufacturers experience 80% of flexible packaging jobs are 800 mm wide or less. On demand the Oktoflex can be delivered with a printing width of 500 to 1200 mm. The repeat ranges from 300 to 900 mm.

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30.06.2016 0

drupa 2016 was a landmark success for HP Indigo

HP Indigo says that this drupa was the company’s best drupa ever surpassing the 2012 results by 25%.

According to Francois Martin, worldwide marketing head-HP Graphics Solutions Business, the manufacturer achieved 150% of their sales goal. The HP Indigo 20000 (and 30000) was in high demand, achieving double-digit sales.

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30.06.2016 0

Uteco and Kodak presented the digital printing press Sapphire at drupa

Sapphire is a 7 colour digital printing press using water-based inks. By using CMYK and orange, green and violet it is possible to achieve a wide gamut of Pantone colours. Furthermore Sapphire is equipped with a printing station for digital varnish.

According to Uteco, the Sapphire is also ideal for integration into analogue printing processes.

The press prints both paper and plastic substrates at a max speed of 300 m/min and a width of 400 mm.

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16.06.2016 0

First sale of new QuadTech DeltaCam to Goss

QuadTech reported the first sale of its new QuadTech DeltaCam, launched at drupa 2016. It will be featured on the Goss Thallo press, being installed in Russia early next year.

The technology will allow more print operations to utilize advanced inline spectral measurement. Using a 31-bin spectrophotometer, Color Measurement with DeltaCam offers full spectral measurement.

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16.06.2016 0

Uflex about to start CI flexo press production

At drupa Italian manufacturer Comiflex has agreed with Uflex Limited to manufacture gearless CI flexo printing presses under a technology transfer agreement with the Uflex. The Indian manufacturer will market and sell these machines across the world.

Comiflex was founded by Gianfranco Nespoli who has more than 50 years of experience in this industry. He is one of the founding members of Flexotecnica that was founded in 1979 .

 

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09.06.2016 0

Mexican printer purchases a Comexi F4 flexo press

The Tlalnepantla De Baz-based company Fol-Mex has purchased a Comexi F4 mid web flexo press during drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. The F4 has been launched back then in 2010, and has been sold more than 70 times already. It is designed for short runs and is available in 720 and 920 mm width.

This is already the seventh Comexi flexo press purchased by Fol-Mex.  

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09.06.2016 0

Bielloni reports 3 drupa sales

The Italian printing press manufacturer has sold three Telia CI flexo printing presses at drupa. The first press goes to a European customer, has a width of 1500 mm and is designed to print water based ink in paper. The second press is for solvent based inks, has a width of 1300 mm and has been purchased by a North American company. The third goes to a Central American label printer. This press is a Telia NW with a width of 1050 mm. All printing presses have 8 printing units.

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09.06.2016 0

Flexo with water-based inks at drupa

According to KBA-Flexotecnica their new NEO XD LR Hybrid is the only CI flexo press which is doing print runs with low-migration water-based inks at drupa.

The press is designed to print solvent-based, water-based as well as UV-LED or EB inks on most substrates.

The NEO XD LR Hybrid is available with up to 12 printing units, printing lengths up to 1,200mm, a maximum printing width of 1,650 mm and a maximum production speed of 500m/min.

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