Design Tech Products: Digital Printers and Cutters
The Epson SurePress L-6034VW is designed to produce high quality, durable labels with minimal downtime. The compact digital label press is the first to use Epson’s PrecisionCore linehead technology and Epson’s LED-cured UV ink with inline digital varnish technology.
Digital Cutting and Creasing
Highcon claims Euclid to be the world’s first production digital cutting and creasing machine for folding cartons. The Euclid transforms cutting and creasing from an analogue to a digital workflow, streamlining the post-print process and offering virtually limitless design options, increased efficiency and flexibility and faster time to market.
High-speed Digital Label Printing Press
CDT 1600-PC Laser Pro is engineered to replicate the look and feel of flexo printing with print speeds up to 160 ft. per min. Its full, inline finishing system and laser cutter can cut virtually any size or shape label on-the-fly and finish labels with UV- or aqueous-based coatings or lamination.
The Mimaki CJV30 Series integrated inkjet printers/cutters are designed to offer easy print-and-cut production of labels, decals or lightweight media for packaging prototyping in 24-, 40-, 53- and 63-in. widths. White and silver inks are available.
Roland inkjet printers/cutters combine full-color printing with specialty inks, contour cutting, perf-cutting and scoring to produce realistic package prototypes and short-run labels. VersaUV LEC printer/cutters print CMYK, white and clear inks on virtually any media, while Roland’s metallic inkjet printers/cutters combine full-color graphics with white, light black and metallic inks.
Advanced Vision Technology offers ZeroSet, an automated inspection workflow named for its operation simplicity. ZeroSet provides universal inspection—meaning even very short runs produced in house can be automatically inspected—which leads to direct improvements in overall quality control for jobs that, previously, may have been left uninspected.
The web-fed HP Indigo Press and Digicon at Kaleidoscope allow brand owners the ability to print short runs of packaging at just the right volume for test markets without giving up special die cutting or finishes. Spot varnish, spot color, thermochromatic inks and food-safe options are all possible.
UV-LED Hybrid Printer
The Mutoh ValueJet 1626UH—64-in. UV-LED printer prints white ink and varnish with the ability to produce multiple layers for an embossed feel. Choose rigid substrates or roll media and save valuable floor space. The ValueJet UV-LED printer offers users the ability to print prototypes and specialty packaging with ease.
Digital Label Printer
The Edge 850 is designed to be a low-cost digital solution for in-house label printing on demand. Combining this short-run digital label printer with the Edge2Print software, users can print their custom design on die-cut substrates and have the labels ready for immediate application that day.
Label Production Solution
The iTech Axxis HS Digital Label System can print and convert printed label rolls. The system consists of the iTech Axxis HS Digital Label Printer, a high-resolution roll-fed LED toner print engine, and iTech Axxis HS Digital Label Finisher that laminates, die-less cuts, strips, slits and rewinds to finished rolls of labels.
Wide-format Printing System
Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Titan S/HS is a full-speed, 6.5x10-in. flatbed, six-color (CMYKLcLm), UV-curable wide-format printer. Light cyan and light magenta inks— plus pre- and post-white printing–make producing more photorealistic images on a wide variety of rigid substrates possible. The flat-to-roll option allows for high-quality flexible media printing up to 126-in. wide.
HP offers end-to-end solutions for label, folding carton, flexible and corrugated packaging printing, including the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press. The 30000 is designed for on-demand folding carton printing, the B2-format press prints up to seven colors on carton stocks up to 600-microns thick.
UV Digital Narrow Web Press
Powered by the JetINX printhead drive and ink recirculation system, the NW140 Inkjet UV Digital Web Press combines conversion and printing to produce UV LED cured labels in a single pass at speeds up to 80 ft. per minute.
Magnetic Die Cylinder Cutter
MBO America’s BSR 550 Servo produces plastic, paper and board stock products at speeds of up to 12,000 sheets per hour. The magnetic die cylinder reduces make-ready time and creates precise die impressions that allow for high-speed inline waste removal, leaving a clean and consistent, finished product without secondary manual labor steps.
The B1/41-in. format Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press enables just-in-time mainstream production of folding carton boxes and sleeves, blister cards and micro-flute applications, on virtually any off-the-shelf substrate. With inline coating and a crossover point of around 30,000 boxes, it provides a digital solution for over 50% of the world’s jobs.
Narrow Web Label System
OKI Data Americas’ C711DW with HS711DW is a narrow web label printing and finishing system with film lamination, digital die cutting and slitting capabilities, plus integrated front-end label management software developed by Hybrid for precise color control.
Flatbed UV Printer
The Océ Arizona Series printers are engineered to create prototypes or short-run packaging. Able to print with full color plus white and spot varnish directly onto rigid substrates up to 8x10x2-in. size, the Océ Arizona Series allow brand owners a means to accelerate their packaging design processes.
Xante’s Excelagraphix 4200 prints full color on flat and diecut corrugated sheets and regular slotted containers up to 42-in. wide and 0.625-in. thick in a single pass printing at speeds of 6-in. or 12-in. per second. To enable on demand printing with better box inventory control, the printer is engineered to not require dry time or postprinting curing.
Digital Color Label Press and Finishing System
Primera’s CX1200 Digital Color Label Press is designed to print full-color digital labels at high speeds without sacrificing resolution and quality. The FX1200 Digital Finishing System can be added to create an all-in-one off-line solution to cut virtually any size or shape label, rewind and laminate.