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Offset Presses Set Up Quickly
Matik North America, West Hartford, CT; 860/232-2323;
The Color-Print V-52 and V-72 from Edelmann Graphics are rotary offset presses said to offer a high degree of automation, superior engineering, and a reliable high net output. Also offering short set-up times and many optional extension modules, presses are available in web widths of 201?2 or 281?3 in.

Press Features Insert System
Muller Martini, Hauppauge, NY; 631/582-4343;
The Alprinta-V offset press, designed primarily for packaging applications, features a continuously size-variable insert system. Carbon fiber cylinder design lets users switch quickly from one job to the next. Applications include self-adhesive labels, base material, bottle labels, and more. Cooling cylinders are available for UV curing shrink sleeves and other temperature-sensitive materials.

Get the No-Label Look
FLEXcon, Spencer, MA; 508/885-8370;
Company announces optiFLEX PP 200 H Clear TC-332 A-208 TRACrite 100. Product is an option for front and back beverage labels requiring the no-label look. Features A-208 permanent p-s acrylic adhesive that provides ‘water-clear” wetout on glass and polyester containers and reportedly resists hazing during pasteurization and ice chest.

Many Features on Label Press
Colorflex Technologies, Longueuil, QC, Canada; 450/651-2224;
Model CFTR-1300 flexo label press features Quik-Load design, simplified ergonomic operation, and gearless drives. Operates at 250 mpm. Also offers ultrasonic sensing web guide; splicing table; air-inflated mandrel; variable pressure air controlled nip station; 360-deg register with remote control; and much more.

Web Cleaner is Penetrating
Teknek Ltd., Renfrewshire, UK; +44 (0) 141-568-8100;
The NWP contact web cleaner uses an elastomer roller that runs in contact with the web, penetrating the boundary layer that noncontact systems cannot reach, company says. Roller removes all particles down to microscopic sizes. Contaminate particles are transferred to reverse wound presheeted adhesive roller and trapped permanently. Available in a variety of styles, configurable for single-sided cantilevered machines or for double-sided machines, in five length variations.

RFID Tag Inserter Offered
Schober USA, Cincinnati, OH; 513/489-7393;
Third-generation RFID tag inserter inserts UHF and HF inlays under die-cut blank or preprinted labels and validates the finished product. Pendant station, housing an industrial PC, provides control and monitoring. Company says cost-effective features include a tag dispenser with web tension relief; strategically placed start/stop buttons; greater data-gathering capabilities; and optional static discharge protection.

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