- February 01, 2007
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CTP for Flexo
Screen (USA), Rolling Meadows, IL; 847/870-7400; screenusa.com
The PlateRite FX870 flexo CTP device uses a 32-channel laser diode head to image advanced digital flexo plates and letterpress plates from 7.9 x 7.9 in.–34.2 x 28.9 in. Said to enable high quality printing of labels, flexible packaging, corrugated, cartons, and security items.
Vinyl Films Run, Die-Cut Well
MACtac, Stow, OH; 866/622-8223; mactac.com
MACmark Fluorescent cast vinyl films are called highly conformable and excellent for short-term POP displays, screen-printed decals, and more. Films, said to run trouble-free and die-cut easily, are constructed on 2.3-mil cast vinyl, use a permanent solvent acrylic adhesive, and are protected with a 78# white kraft liner.
Features Aid Inspection
AB Graphic Intl., East Yorkshire, England; +44 (0) 1262 671138; abgint.com
PLC-controlled SR 270/330/410 label inspection rewinders come in web widths of 270, 330, and 410 mm. Standard are pneumatic 76-mm unwind mandrel with pneumatic brake tension control; quick-release/removable nip roller with pneumatic pressure control; electronic web guidance system with ultrasonic sensor; and more.
Foils Have No Seam Line
Kurz Transfer Products, Charlotte, NC; 800/333-2306; kurzusa.com
The Light Line Select program offers diffractive, continuous stamping foils characterized by the absence of visible seam lines in the design. For this reason, these Laser Select foils are said to widen the creative scope of the designer. Foil is available with various features tailored to suit various substrates and applications.