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February Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Convert Foil in Large Runs

Part of company's new modular machine portfolio, System ROT is used to convert hot stamping foil and other types of foil in large production runs. Designed for maximum productivity, it is suitable for use with various core sizes. Foil can be wound onto both 1- and 3-in.-dia cores. Maximum working width is 1,600 mm. Laser core-positioning, automatic edge control, and frictioning guarantee high finished roll quality and open up other slitting and automation options.
FAES | +41 44 787 54 09 | www.faes.com

One Smart Press

The UV flexo Intelligent press, which is part of company's Combat line, is said to offer the label industry manual adjustments, repeatable print quality, and savings in time and waste. Press is controlled by seven servo motors for remote control of all print functions; every press variable is under control and independent from the operator. System is based on self-learning software technologies that identify splices, press stops, emergency stops, and changes in press speed, printed substrates, and tension, without affecting the press's overall performance.
Gidue | +39 (0) 2 9668 1249 | www.gidue.com

Print Labels with Less Waste

The X-Flex benchmark printing system is suited to a range from the simplest unsupported filmic label to the most sophisticated multilayer label. Said to reduce waste to a minimum and provide very fast set-up time. Features fully removable inking cassettes and ink pans; ergonomic design for easy access and use of all functions; magnetic locking of main components; a short web path; high print quality; and more.
Omet | +39 (0)341 367513 | www.omet.it

Security Solutions Deal


JDSU will acquire American Bank Note Holographics (ABNH), Robbinsville, NJ, for approximately $138 million in cash and JDSU stock. ABNH is a leader in the origination, production, and marketing of holograms for security applications, including optical devices for the transaction card market. The deal builds on JDSU's position in solutions for brand protection and expands its position into solutions for transaction card-based commerce. Following the close of the transaction, ABNH becomes part of JDSU's Advanced Optical Technologies segment.

Fine Printing with Flexo Presses


Boelter Industries, a producer of folding cartons and specialty paper products, likes to control every aspect of the manufacturing process, from design to finished product. Helping the converter meet this goal is a recently installed BHS Flexline Compact AFC 1006 flexo press, Boelter's second Flexline Compact. The new press features automatic unwind and in-line flat-bed die-cutter. Company president Les Boelter says the presses provide “excellent trapping properties, even when printing heavy solids in subsequent stations,” referring to the high-performance dryers after each station. “This enables them to print high-volume ink laydowns as well as fine process line screens. …The servo-driven [presses] run very quiet and vibration-free, resulting in uniform vignettes with no slur or gear marks.” Boelter adds, “So far, BHS has met or exceeded all our expectations.”
BHS | www.bhs-print.de

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