August What's New Products

Mid-Gloss Strengthened

Raflacoat Plus is upgraded version of company's mid-gloss paper. Machine-coated 80-g stock is said to be stronger and more rigid, meaning less downtime, less waste, and faster conversion speeds. Even printing surface reportedly contributes to a precise and consistent print quality. Suitable for all conventional printing methods, paper has increased opacity and higher degree of print contrast to provide brighter colors and better printing definition.

UPM Raflatac | 828-651-4800 |

Films Aid Product Identity

Brushcal lines for domed labeling are offered in a variety of colors and textures, including silver and brushed silver. Film can be used to match the look and feel of a product such as a stainless steel appliance and can be developed specifically to meet the performance needs of OEMs and brand owners. The p-s films reportedly resist a variety of environmental stresses and end uses. With aggressive adhesives, they are designed to bond well to many challenging surfaces, company says.

FLEXcon Co. | 508-885-8300 |

Software Is Updated

Label Traxx Version 5.2 incorporates more than 25 new features and enhancements. The software for flexo narrow web converters and printers now includes full support for HP Indigo label presses; general ledger budgets; and several features specifically for international users. New version accommodates rotary press stations and flatbed die-cutters.

Tailored Solutions | 414-774-9997 |

Line Engineered For Indigo

Indie line of stocks has been engineered and certified for Indigo press technology. Available in a variety of finishes that include semi- and high-gloss, matte, and bright silver. Called ideal for a variety of small-run applications.

MACtac | 866-262-2822 |

Screen Printing Lines Work with All Processes

Fineprint Cylinder Screen Printing Lines are custom-built for maximum efficiency and optimum yields. Features include the ability to handle any preprinted material from any printing process; automatic compensation for screen stretch or shrink for the ability to handle multiple print passes; and the ability to handle substrates as thin as 12 microns. Electronic controls replace manual adjustments and store up to 2,500 job parameters for setting up repeat jobs in a few keystrokes.

Spartanics | 847-394-5700 |

Sheet Envelopes in Small Space

Envelope sheeter is offered in widths to 57 in. and can run at speeds to 1,000 fpm while maintaining tolerances of ±0.015-in. length accuracy. Compact size requires minimal floor space and only one operator. Various stacker configurations are available, permitting lengths to 65 in. to be sheeted. Normally outfitted with four shafted rollstands for short runs and individual decurling units to minimize waste, unit is capable of cutting to eight rolls at a time.

Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. | 401-596-0162 |

Get Slit Widths Quickly

A pre-slit service designated Fasson Ready Width delivers narrow slit widths with low minimum order quantities on prime, variable, and specialty products. Introduced with ten specifications, including semi-gloss, cast gloss and matte litho papers, MDO and BOPP films, and laser film products, service is said to save the expense of purchasing a full master roll, eliminate the waste of excess inventory, and meet the need for quick turnaround.

Avery Dennison | 800-944-8511 |

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