Nilpeter introduces innovations for offset, flexo, and integrated InkJet printing
LabelExpo Europe 2011, Brussels (28 September - 1 October) Hall 7, Stands 7L60 and 7L90
'We show you how' is the overall theme from one of LabelExpo's largest exhibitors. Nilpeter will demonstrate how it helps existing and prospective customers to optimise production and maximise their investments. The company also promotes its expanded Technology Centers, one in Denmark and the other at its US plant, which allows it to demonstrate the latest innovation for the profitable production of pressure-sensitive labels and flexible packaging.
These are the show highlights:
NEW Press Management Center for MO-4 UV-Offset Press
For the first time Nilpeter will demonstrate its proven MO-4 offset platform press controlled by a Press Management Center (PMC). Designed to optimise all of the offset functions for fast setups, it has three 17-inch touch screens that allow operators to accurately control UV-curing, electronic registration and remote ink control. Other features include error diagnostics backed by an online service function, job management data and online customer information. The PMC's functions are compatible with the international CIP3 operating standard.
The fourth-generation MO-4 has a web width of 420 mm (16½ inches) and features a lightweight sleeve system. It handles both long and short runs of premium-quality labels and packaging products, using freely configurable offset, flexo, hot/cold foiling, rotary screen or gravure print units. Like other Nilpeter platform presses, the MO-4 can also include HoloPrint, which allows users to produce print-registered holograms for brand security or promotional applications using a UV-cured varnish technique.
NEW Anilox and Die-cutting Modules for the FB-3300S UV-Flexo Press
Nilpeter introduces two high performance features for the servo-driven FB-3300S modular UV-flexo press. The CLEANINKING™ system incorporates a newly-designed open/close doctor blade chamber for obtaining clean and easy anilox roll changes during long or short runs.
The FB-3300S label and packaging press also runs with the new Revolver Die System, based on the SMED concept (Single Minute Exchange of Die). This radical approach to die-cutting allows operators to load successive solid tooling, or magnetic flexible die plate cylinders, into the module and index them within seconds. Revolver therefore saves both set-up times and reduces start-up waste. Stand-alone versions for MO-Line and FA-Line presses will also be shown.
CASLON InkJet Module Combined with an FA-3 UV- Flexo Press
Nilpeter will also demonstrate a complete modular CASLON press that combines conventional printing and converting with high quality CMYK InkJet printing. The CASLON single-pass InkJet module uses Xaar's 1001 greyscale printheads for variable data printing on the fly, or printing single copies of full-colour labels. One or more of Nilpeter's FA-3 UV-flexo units can print varnishes, solid colours, and/or white opaque inks for filmic labels, backed by inline web finishing, to a maximum web width of 340 mm (13½ inches). InkJet speeds vary from up to 50.7 m/min. at 180 x 360 dpi to 12.6 m/min. at 720 x 360 dpi resolution. CASLON modules can also run in a stand-alone mode with separate unwind and rewind units.
NEW – the European Debut of the FA-6
The company will introduce the FA-6, which was launched last year at LabelExpo Americas. It has a maximum web width of 570 mm (22½ inches). The press is aimed at the many worldwide converters, who specialise in offering brand owners and packaging contractors a comprehensive 'one-stop' label and packaging service. FA-6 presses can run with both UV-curing units and hot air driers for producing various film packaging, labels and carton board products. The module on show will be loaded with high-end flexible packaging film printed in Japan on an FA-6 press to show its outstanding print quality.