BOBST to Showcase Digital Flexo Process

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND | BOBST will present a range of technology and process solutions in printing and converting for the global label industry at Labelexpo Americas 2016, September 13–15, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL. Company says the “star” of its display will be the Digital Flexo process, whose performance will be demonstrated on the BOBST M6 (shown) mid-web inline UV flexo press. 

Press is said to be fast, flexible, and reliable, allied with a consistently superior quality of the output and the lowest total cost of ownership. Using new low-migration, UV-curable inks and Digital Flexo automation, company reportedly has developed solutions that offer set-up times comparable to digital printing. With a fully digitized press operation, the machine can run nonstop, affording on-the fly job changes, creating less than 10 m of substrate waste, and taking only 1 min in set-up time.

The technology, said to be unique to BOBST, runs conforming to the seven-color extended gamut (ECG) technology promoted by the REVO Team of leading industry partners and boosts the advantages of a production-driven, repeatable, and controllable digital process. ECG is one of several technologies, including digital press automation and standardization of the technology chain, that are the focus of the methodology being developed by the REVO team partners to make available to flexo label and packaging converters off-the-shelf solutions with a defined protocol of consumable, software, and hardware technologies that will enable them to start producing using a “digitized” flexo process. To illustrate the REVO project to Labelexpo visitors, BOBST is dedicating a part of the stand to this development.

Visitors to the booth 5721-5728 will also be introduced to the solutions company offers in the different segments of the label industry. These include the new MW 85F CI flexo press, printing at line screens to 70 lines/cm and the CL 750D compact laminator, said to be suited for customers looking for efficiency in short-run production. Also features will be silicone and adhesive coating solutions and vacuum metallizing solutions for the label stock industry.

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