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Labelexpo Americas 2004 Edition
Machinery, Accessories, Services

Cure with Eight Lamps
Prime UV
, Carol Stream, IL, USA; 630/681-2100; primeuv.com
Eight-lamp FLEXfilm curing system features an open-base UV lamp facing a water-cooled chill roll. It can be installed in-between color units on all CI flexo presses or as a retrofit on all CI web presses running flexible films. Visit booth 845.

Monitor Die Pressure
Action Rotary Die
, Addison, IL, USA; 630/628-6830; actionrotary.com
Torkit digital die pressure gauge monitors rotary die-cutting or hot stamping force, predicts and prevents die failure, and monitors nip roll or other variable pressures. Measures force from 0-2,000 lb on each load cell and will resist inks, grease, and oil, company says. Standard and heavy-duty load cells are available. Visit booth 209.

Proof with UV System
RK Print Coat Instruments
, Royston, Herts, UK; +44 (0) 1763-852187; rkprint.com
The FlexiProof 100 with integrated UV system is said to enable operators to simulate UV printing accurately for all prepress applications, including color matching, customer presentation samples, quality control, R&D, and printability testing. Visit booth 1921.

Combo Cleaner Available
Simco Industrial Static Control
, Hatfield, PA, USA; 215/822-6401; simco-static.com
VAC•N•TAC system combines static elimination, a vacuum system, and a contact cleaner to clean a web to 1 micron. Combination cleaner reportedly maintains a consistently clean print surface with minimal maintenance costs. Available in single- or double-sided cleaning. Visit booth 1216.

Reduce Anilox Roll Scoring
Graymills
, Chicago, IL, USA; 773/477-4100; graymills.com
The megaMAG reduces anilox roll scoring from metal particles in ink by combining a rare earth magnet with company's Superflo filter. With a reported 10x the magnetic strength of a conventional magnet and 800% more surface area, product is said to reduce magnetic pull at the bottom so metal particles release easily with the wipe of a rag. Visit booth 1212.

Optimize Label Printing
DiMS!
, Lisle, IL, USA; 630/649-7978; dims.net
MIS Solution is designed for the needs of mid- to large label printers. Company says the template includes a comprehensive wizard enabling effortless, point-and-click label construction, a label-specific estimation desktop, and an enterprise-wide view of all the production and administrative processes for the label segment. Visit booth 5503.

Cold Foil for Dummies Is Here
Amagic Holographics
, Irvine, CA, USA; 215/872-3982; gocold.com
Cold Foil for Dummies is said to be the first For Dummies book published exclusively for the flexographic industry. The handbook covers the entire cold foil printing process, including basic principles, comparison between cold foil and hot stamp, press setup, and an extensive troubleshooting guide. Visit booth 1958.

UV Inks Suited for Pharma Use
Water Ink Technologies
, Lincolnton, NC, USA; 704/735-8282; waterinktech.com
PharmaFlex UV inks are said to be BP-free, low-odor, safety-driven inks that offer consistent color, low viscosity, and high strength. Company reports it has eliminated all hazardous and chemically suspect materials from these inks, and they are ideal for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, beverage, and medical packaging. Inks are balanced for use with company's Ink Miser computerized ink blending system.

Test Release and Adhesion
Testing Machines
, Ronkonkoma, NY, USA; 631/439-5400; testingmachines.com
Lab Master release and adhesion tester features a Windows-based microprocessor and a touch-screen flat panel display in a compact, network-ready unit. The new model features Test Method Wizard software for what is called simplified setup and operation. Visit booth 1921.

Run Job in One Pass
ETI Converting Equipment
, Boucherville, QC, Canada; 450/641-7900; eticonverting.com
Company says Labeline one-pass printing and manufacturing system for p-s coated label stock will print any facestock, one side or both, coat the silicone and adhesives, and die-cut. Visit booth 1039.



 

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