- December 01, 2008
Splicer Is Compact
The MLS automatic lap splicer for nonstop unwinding at full press speed has a compact design said to make it ideal as a mid-press splicer mounted in-line above printing units or at right angles. Well suited for laminating and foiling applications, splicer is said to increase productivity and reduce waste. Features pull-out spindles and splice unit, automatic splice initiation, and inertia compensated tension control.
Martin Automatic | 815-654-4800 | www.martinautomatic.com
Reduce Setup Time
The Viva 420 Aniflo uses keyless anilox offset technology to provide high quality label printing. Offers shorter setup times and lower waste, company says. Unit is temperature controlled with water circulation into the anilox mandrel and an IR lamp on the blanket cylinder. System is said to be more reactive than an ink key control on a traditional offset unit.
Codimag | +33 0 1 60 86 40 75 | www.codimag.fr
Printhead Is Accurate
The 1001 printhead uses patented Through-Flow technology and is based on patented Hybrid Side-Shooter platform. Printhead is said to provide excellent drop formation, high drop-placement accuracy, and durability.
Xaar Americas | 770-509-4888 | www.xaar.com
Film Is Compostable
A larger-format version of Clarifoil Integuard tamper-evident film is available in 6,500-ft rolls with O.D. to 19 in. Acetate film is certified compostable and was developed to convert labels and seals when enhanced product security is required. When combined with specialty adhesives, film delivers good bond strength and peel resistance, company says. This ensures that it tears and does not allow the label to release intact from the substrate, reducing the risk of tampering.
Hutchison Miller Sales | 800-489-6586 | www.hutchisonmiller.com
Adhesive System Is Fast
The InFusion hybrid adhesive system is said to offer aggressive adhesion, fast and clean converting, improved die-cutting, and superior matrix stripping at industry-setting speeds. Reportedly runs faster and wider through label presses, even on weaker facestocks such as those often used in thermal transfer applications, and lowers downtime associated with matrix breaks and adhesive buildup.
MACtac Printing Products | 800-255-9733 | www.mactac.com
Plates Offer Quality
Rapidoflex plates can be processed using just water. Company says plates, developed with Toray, offer high quality reproduction; faithful reproduction of all fine details; secure isolated dots with open reverses; safe, clean platemaking; and more. Called environmentally friendly, plates are offered in analog and digital versions.
Dantex | +49 62 51-10 78 0 | www.dantex.de
Splicing Tape Offers Benefits
Scapa 627 splicing and sheathing tape features an aggressive adhesive that bonds to a variety of non-silicone surfaces. In addition to general purpose bonding, product can be used to splice web rolls on printing equipment. Comprises a polyester film single-coated with an aggressive acrylic adhesive said to deliver an excellent balance of tack, peel, and tensile strength. Company says printable PET carrier provides dimensional stability and strength. Tape reportedly maintains adhesion at low temperatures, and it is said to exhibit excellent aging and weathering properties.
Scapa North America | 860-228-8056 | www.scapana.com
Press Cuts Waste
The Comco C1 ProGlide for narrow to mid-web applications is said to offer high productivity, fast changeover, virtually no material waste during setup and run, high print quality, and intuitive control. Reportedly provides proven productivity for thin films and web temperature management. With the I-Drive intelligent drive system and full servo motion functionality, press is configurable for a range of applications including high-end labels, flexible packaging, and folding cartons.
Mark Andy | 800-700-6275 | www.markandy.com
Monitor Screen Positions
The RSI-2 is an improved version of company's RSI (Rotary Screen Integration) module. Can be integrated seamlessly into the architecture, software, and mechanics of the latest-generation printing presses. Benefits include full interactivity, more user-friendliness, and a shorter learning curve. Able to be controlled through the main panel of the press, module provides simultaneous centralized monitoring of all rotary screen positions.
Stork Prints | +31 0 485 599296 | www.storkprints.com