Top exhibitors at Labelexpo Europe

By Samir Lukka, Tuesday 20 September 2011

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With Indian firms looking to create high-value labels, the adoption of new products at the Brussels Expo from 28 September to 1 October will decide the future. Samir Lukka finds out

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3M
Stand 11Q110
Indian Contact: 3M India, Ranjit De, +91 9341974744 / dranjit@mmm.com
3M will showcase products that have been UL/cUL approved for printing on digital inkjet print systems, as well as films and adhesives for security and industrial applications, compatible with digital print systems. The Smooth Cling films with the new 1200 and 1250 removable adhesives for self-wetting. Applications include over-laminating films that have fewer bubbles than standard pressure sensitive adhesives. Another adhesive is the SE100, used in the automotive industry for labeling on difficult surfaces. 3M will show 76717 polypropylene that is used in an environment where chemical resistance is paramount. For narrow web screen printers and die-cutters, 3M will have the 360 Quick Bonding Adhesive, used for reverse printed label applications, and 91022 silicone adhesive transfer tape.


AB Graphic International
Stand 6F70 and 6F75
Indian contact: Creed Engineers,Ranesh Bajaj  +91 9811043825 / rbajaj@creedemail.com
On the AB Graphic stand, Netherlands-based Geostick will convert a variety of job orders – destined for delivery to customers from the exhibition – on a Vectra turret rewinder.


Aero
Stand 11P35
A producer of Aerotac branded self-adhesive materials, will show its new linerless labelstock. Linerless labels offer benefits such as more labels per reel, less time for reel changes, less storage space required, lower transport costs, lower costs of label and no release liner waste.


API Foils
Stand 6F12
Considered to be one of the world’s leading manufacturer of metallic, holographic and pigment foils the stand of API Foils will put on display its latest decorative solutions including HoloNique - bespoke holographic design solution which can combine numerous holographic patterns with an almost unlimited number of styles, effects and colors to provide customized 3D product enhancement, according to a company claim. It will also showcase products from its new double embossing machine.


Ashland Performance Materials
Stand 11S85
Indian contact: +91 22 6148 9696 / india@ashland.com
The company will unveil a portfolio of varnishes, adhesives and coatings for narrow web printing. According to a company spokesperson, benefits of Ashland’s Pureseal 23322E water-based synthetic cold-seal adhesive for flexographic food packaging printing. It seals packages comprised of biaxially oriented polypropylene, white-oriented polypropylene (OPP), metalised OPP, polyester and other substrates suitable for food packaging. Other technologies UV curable low-migration varnishes and laminating adhesives for food packaging applications. The products are designed for flexo but are suitable for methods including gravure and multi-roll coating equipment.


AV Flexologic
Stand 11P38 – Live Demo
AV Flexologic will demonstrate the AquaSuper 500x700 and the AquaSupreme 800x1050 for processing water washable flexo printing plates and the Mount-O-Matic Table Top for mounting flexographic plates in the narrow web industry. A demonstration on the Sleeve Service Station will be done for mounting and de-mounting variable repeat offset plates.


AVT
Stand 6H60 – Live Demo
Indian contact: Reifenhauser India, Sudhir Samant +91 9322809068 / sudhir@reifenhauserindia.com
AVT will present its new Braille inspection technology, which enables printers to inspect both print and Braille using the same system and interface. According to Sudhir Samant: "Along with the print inspection, the system is able to inspect 100% of printed Braille dots, and detect evolving problems by matching the dots against the original PDF file."


Avery Dennison
Stand 5A40 - [Product Launch]
Indian contact: Mahijit Paul +91 9871008251 / Mahijit.Paul@ap.averydennison.com
Avery Dennison will launch a new Global MDO film label with a next-generation adhesive for a no-label sophisticated shelf-look and high speed manufacturing applications. According to the company, it delivers a combination of clarity, conformability, rigidity, sustainability and productivity. The booth will offer 20 recently introduced and six new innovations spread over seven segments. They vary from blood bag labels for the pharmaceutical industry, and sustainable cane fibre material for wine and spirits, to roll-fed shrink technology for beer and beverage and a new entry level food film for clear-on-clear applications. Specific attention will be on digital applications. Avery’s "machine and materials" innovation strategy claims to have solved long lasting industry challenge of the liner caliper. Avery Dennison and Gallus will launch a new technology at the show that cuts liner caliper into 12-micron/0.48 mm, half of the current market minimum limit. A patent pending label design named Shrink PS will be presented.


Bar Graphic Machinery
Stand 6G128
The company stand will feature its latest digital finishing converting line. It claims that its product BGM Elite FDTR Flexo Die Cut is able to start and stop without producing waste. Other standard features are being able to print to re-register, die-cut to print re-register and print to print re-register; the servo-driven print stations are equipped with self-positioning print cylinders enabling automatic print registration set up. The machine is fitted with interchangeable UV and IR curing cassettes, while dual servo-driven die stations with removable anvils enable all converting options to be achieved. Other models to be exhibited from the Elite Range will be a filmic inspection slitter rewinder, inspection slitter rewinder, rotary die-cutting rewinder and die-cut to register slitter rewinder.


BST International
Stand 11Q100
Indian contact: E B Sajieve, BST Sayona - +91 9324199771 / ebsajieve@bst-sayona.com
BST will put on display its ranges of quality insurance systems for the web processing industry. The company will offer consultancy, communication and information about the BST products for web guiding, video web inspection, print defect detection, register control and colour measurement. It will run live demonstrations of products like Shark4000 LEX and Shark1000LEX (print defect detection), CompactGuide, CLSPro600 (web guiding), PowerScope4000, SuperHandyScan4000 (video web inspection), AR 4000 (register control) and IDM4000 (colour measurement).


Codimag
Stand 11R30 – Live Demo
Codimag will show its Viva 340 and 420 presses with Aniflo print units. The Viva 340 will run several offset jobs every day to show live job changes, including plate-making. A digital color proof will be available for print result evaluation. The Viva 420 will run Aniflo units in combination with hot-foil. As per the company claim , as there is no ink key control or roller setting, and no ink/water balance, the Aniflo unit offers a predictable and repeatable print system. Codimag will also have a ‘Waterless Corner’ on the booth, in co-operation with Toray, a supplier of waterless offset plates. It will be an opportunity to demonstrate the applications of waterless offset in the graphic industries: plastic cards, newspaper printing, commercial and security printing. Codimag will have Le Figaro on its stand every day – the first French newspaper to be printed on a KBA Cortina waterless press.


Color-Dec
Stand 11Q65 – [Product Launch]
The company will show two new doming machines. The 6070WBR is a three-axis automatic model, including production-reporting capabilities permitting to track the cost of every drop of resin dispensed. It has a stainless steel construction and a vacuum working table 700x400mm. The 300M is designed to drop resin onto regular shaped labels. It is integrated into a vacuum table of 460x360mm to ensure labels are flat during production, avoiding resin overflow.


Convertech Equipment
Stand 6G150 – [Product Launch]
Indian exhibitor: +91 11 40574500 / info@convertechblades.com
India-based Convertech Equipment will launch its Sureprint Excel line of doctor blades, which is claimed to offer a long blade life and excellent properties to eliminate streaks and drag outs. The range is suitable for gravure and flexo printing.


Domino
Stand 9H10
Indian contact: +91 44 42103191 / chennai@dominoindia.com
The company says it will confirm its transition from supplier of part-personalisation technologies to fully-fledged digital press manufacturer. Domino will display the K600i single colour modular print bar, which can be integrated into an existing press or finishing line, or supplied as a stand-alone roll to roll machine, and its N600i 4-colour 13" (333mm) web UV inkjet digital label press. Both systems are based on UV curable inkjet technology and operate between 50 and 75 metres per minute, printing 600dpi. Exhibiting for the first time in the digital press area (Hall 9), the company will demonstrate the latest technology for fast and efficient digital label personalisation and short to medium run printing.


E I Dupont India
Stand 11Q25
Indian contact: Mahesh Kode +91 989 2260996 / mahesh.r.kode@ind.dupont.com
Dupont will show developments in its Cyrel round and Cyrel Fast round ranges of sleeve technology and Tyvek materials.


Durst
Stand 9H57 – [Product launch]
Indian contact: MMT Digital, Rajesh Kapilla +91 9820024801 / popmedia@vsnl.com
Durst will launch Tau 150 8C UV inkjet label press and the digital printing modules for Rotoworx 330 finishing systems offering digital varnish and VDP capability. Tau 150 8C is designed for short- and medium run narrow web applications, reaching a printing speed of 48 m (157 ft) per minute. The press can be configured with up to eight-colour modules, with an additional module for spot varnish applications also available. The Rotoworx 330 is a modular finishing system aimed at the short-run label print market and supporting all print-processes with a width up to 13in. Based on semi-rotary die-cutting technology the HS version (high speed) has a top speed of up to 160 ft/min. The machine features the Diva digital varnishing module which provides customers with the ability to produce gloss levels as well as special effects with one single fluid in one single pass.


Edale
Stand 7M60 - [Product Launch]
Indian contact: Printers Suply, Amitabh Luthra +91 9339797658 / amitabh@printersuppliers.com
UK-based Edale will showcase two new products: the FL-350, a versatile label, film and ticket printing flexo press, and a new gearless flexo print head aimed at the mid-web packaging printer. Edale will be staging live demonstrations of the FL-350 on each day of the show. The machine utilises the latest servo technology and is claimed to achieve high print quality whilst reducing job change times and set-up wastage. The FL-350 has a 350mm web width, substrate capacity from 30 to 450 microns and a speed of 200m/min.


EFI
Stand 9H55 – [Live Demo]
Indian contact: EFI India, N S Pradeep +91 9880284246 / pradeep.ns@efi.com
EFI says it will make a major new product announcement on the first day of Labelexpo Europe 2011. The company will also run demonstrations of its Jetrion 4830 UV inkjet system. The recently developed white ink is the industry’s first single-pass, overprintable white to offer opacity and brightness rivaling flexo, and is superior compared to other digital devices. EFI will also unveil developments in its workflow software, which includes its EFI Radius product range.


Erhardt + Leimer
Stand 11S65
Indian contact: Seshadri Rajaram +91 2717 398401 / srajaram@erhardt-leimer.com
The company will show its improved TubeLight illumination system. Due to the new LED light, homogenous illumination is possible even in the wide web sector. TubeLight features have been improved for better inspection of difficult printing and web conditions like embossing, screen printing, metalized materials, and holograms. The company also shows its Nyscan range of inspection systems. During pre-press the Image:Inspector checks the press proof from a production process against the customer’s PDF file to make sure there are no deviations. During the printing process the 100 percent inspection system Web:Inspector detects defects and reduces waste. In addition, the Roll:Scheduler will allow accurate positioning of the detected defects on the finishing machine.


FujiFilm
Stand 7N25
Indian contact: Fujifilm India, Padmakar Ojale, +91 9930156004 / padmakar.ojale@fujifilmindia.com
Fujifilm will exhibit its new B2 direct laser engraving (DLE) flexo CTP system. The new DLE flexo plate and multi-channel CTP platesetter is aimed to a create a system for flexo label and packaging print applications that reportedly achieves high quality image reproduction. The company claims that "compared to common Laser Ablation Mask (LAM) systems, Fujifilm’s DLE flexo CTP system has been optimised as a quick and eco-friendly way of making flexo plates." Fujifilm’s developments in the UVivid UV ink range will be displayed. Products include UVivid Flexo Supernova White, an ultra opaque flexo printable ink that can replace rotary screen white ink, and allows fine text and opaque solids to be combined on the same plate. In addition, Fujifilm will showcase its flexo colour inks (available as Pantone, process or metallic colours), and its rotary screen and flat screen products developed specifically for the label industry.  


H B Fuller
Stand 7K100
Indian contact: H B Fuller India Adhesives, Dhananjay Patil, +91 9820163818
H B Fuller will show its range of label and tape adhesives. H B Fuller’s range of Fulltakwater-based products will be on display, with a focus on the launch of the company’s SE75 range of dispersions, which are free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APEO) to minimise environmental impact, and FDA compliant for indirect food contact applications. H B Fuller’s range also includes Fulltak solvent-based adhesives. With excellent aging properties and good UV resistance, these adhesives are suitable for applications including book coverings and protective coatings, over laminating films for photographs and heat seal applications, and peelable PE foam pads for separation of window glass during transportation. Also on show will be H B Fuller’s range of Lunatack and Lunamelthot melts, which are said to offer excellent adhesion, melt stability and heat resistance.


Hunkeler
Stand 9F20
Indian contact: Capital Graphics Supplies, Arun Gandhi +91 9811088878 / arungandhi@cgsasp.com
Hunkeler will present at its booth mainly product ideas and system solutions of labels integrated in documents, like integrated labels and cards with RFID.


Kodak
Stand 9F70 – Live Demo
Indian contact: Bhalachandra Nikumbh +91 9820156005 / bhalchandra.nikumb@kodak.com
Besides demonstrating its Flexcel NX Plate system, Kodak introduces its Flexcel Direct technology, which removes the need for chemical processing and is claimed ideal for the round applications. Also demonstrated are Kodak’s letterpress and analogue plates, Prinergy Powerpack workflow system and its Packaging Layout Automation software. The Insite Prepress Portal System will be demonstrated, providing secure web access for remote job submission, progress tracking and approval. For private label-based brand owners, Kodak will feature Design2Launch, a digital workflow for marketing and creative teams that organises assets across brands, departments and suppliers. Kodak will show a suite of products to protect, track and secure high value products in the field.


Mark Andy
Stand 5C10
Indian contact: Flexo Image Graphics, Gourav Roy +91 9810190148 / gourav@flexomail.com
Mark Andy will show the latest models in the Performance Series line of flexo printing machines – P5 and P3. These models will be on display for the first time in Europe, along with the premier machine of the series, the P7, which made its debut at Labelexpo Europe 2009. Nearly 100 Performance Series printing machines have been sold worldwide. The range includes the P3, a conventional label press driven by a precision-engineered direct drive train; the P5, a servo-driven, productivity-focused machine and the highest selling of the series; and the P7, the most advanced model with dual servo controls and fully-automated registration system.


Matho
Stand 11R75
Indian contact: Weldon Cellplast, Pawandeep Sahni, +91 9810237954 / pawan@weldoncelloplast.com
Matho will show its upgraded CB-100.1 mobile waste extraction system in combination with a die-cutting and slitting line. The machine, part of the company’s Cuttobag series, gathers self-adhesive label matrix waste and edge trims in plastic bags or small containers.


Muller Martini
Stand 7L110
Indian contact: Kunjay Shah, Muller Martini India, +91 9892582911 / kunjay@mmindia.com
Muller Martini will exhibit a VSOP print unit to show variable size web offset printing and its potential applications. The VSOP web offset press features sleeve technology, meaning the print size can be changed quickly.


Nilpeter
Stand 7L60, 7L90 – [Live Demo]
Indian contact: Nilpeter India, Alan Barretto +91 9841721406 / alan@nilpeter.com
Nilpeter will demonstrate two of its products: MO-4 offset platform press and Revolver die unit in action. MO-4 has three 17-inch touch screens that allow operators to accurately control UV curing, electronic registration and remote ink control. The fourth-generation MO-4 has a web width of 420mm and features a lightweight sleeve system. It handles both long and short runs of premium-quality labels and packaging products, using freely configurable offset, flexo, hot/cold foiling, rotary screen or gravure print units. The Revolver die unit allows the operator to prepare a new die for the next process – while the press is running. The Revolver die unit features quick-change turret, slide-out die-loader/un-loader, on-the-fly loading/un-loading on die and a hydraulic pressure gauging system.


Nuova Gidue
Stand Hall 12, booth 100-110 - [Live Demo]
Indian contact: Reifenhauser India, Sudhir Samant +91 9322809068 / sudhir@reifenhauserindia.com
Gidue will show three presses and a static offset module at its stand. Firstly, a Combat M1 (370mm 8-color UV) featuring short web path and with several drying configurations and multiple lamination accessories. Die-cutting stations and outfeed are individually servo-driven. A new QN Coupon module will be shown in full operation, producing ‘live’ a three-layer coupon label. Second is the Combat M3 (430mm eight-colour UV), which can print on a wide range of substrates and features servo driven print cylinders, chilled drums and the Gidue ARC Automatic Register Control as standard. Finally, the Master M5 (430mm 8-colours UV, 1 IR) can print on any substrate from film to carton, in four web widths up to 630 mm. A module of the Xpannd M7 will also be shown, to preview Gidue’s new Offset Cube technology, a compact, highly automated, movable offset print unit, featuring the new mini-cassette, with comparable costs to offset print sleeves.


Omet
Stand 6H90
Indian contact: Weldon Celloplast, Pawandeep Sahni +91 9810237954 / pawan@weldoncelloplast.com
Omet will launch its new X-Flex X2 press, which is said to have a register system so advanced that it eliminates the need for servo motors. The press features sophisticated tension control on the substrate and precision mechanics. Other new items on the Omet stand will be a VaryFlex, fitted with the Vision 2 automatic register control system, and the X-Flex X6, a new machine which will be shown in a nearly complete configuration.


Orthotec
Stand 11R110
Indian contact: Label Planet, Amit Sheth, +91-22-2784 4228 / labelplanet@rediffmail.com
Orthotec will introduce its innovative TWP3550 label press, a hybrid machine which can switch between continuous flexo mode and intermittent letterpress mode. The flexo inking stations will run in continuous mode at 100 m/min, while letterpress operates in an intermittent mode for medium and short runs. The letterpress stations incorporate a 3-segment inking system with ink volume compensation to give more consistent inking during speed change. There is a computerised cylinder pre-positioning in continuous mode, and servo pre-positioning of print stations in intermittent mode, all controlled from a mobile touch panel. Orthotec will also show its intermittent offset press, CFT3536, now incorporating chilled water circulation. The press includes a four segment servo controlled inking system, in which the ink kneading section now incorporates circulation of chiller water to maintain consistent ink viscosity. On the print section, Orthotec will show a new touch screen-driven register adjustment system, and the blanket cylinder is now engaged and disengaged automatically. The dampening system includes a plate dirt removal function. The press also incorporates a second pass scanner.


Perfecto Web-Control
Stand 11S5
Indian Exhibitor: Kishore Kumar +91 9350 663 232 / kkumar@perfectowebcontrol.com
India-based Perfecto will show its G3 and G4 series of label inspection slitter rewinder machines using brushless servo-driven technology at its stand. G4, the newest series, offers maximum slitting speeds of 300m/min and 100 percent inspection at 150m/min. Perfecto LabelSpect (G3 and G4) label inspection slitter rewinder machines complement the 100 percent defect detection system from BST International. Integration of both systems, results in precise and synchronised stopping of labels on the splicing table.


Prati
Stand 5C60
Indian contact: Reifenhauser India, Sudhir Samant +91 9322809068 / sudhir@reifenhauserindia.com
Prati will display eight finishing and converting machines. four slitter rewinder inspection machines, two Vegaplus converting platforms, the Pharmacheck and the Vegaplus booklet maker. In addition, three other slitter rewinder machines (Type Saturn), equipped with digital inspection cameras, will be demonstrated at the booths of the camera manufacturers AVT, Nikka and BST.


Roland DG
Stand 9G24
Indian contact: Apsom Infotex, Ravi Agarwala +91 9810245119 / ravia@apsom.com
Roland DG will present a range of combined printers/cutters. All these machines allow proofing, prototype printing and printing of small label runs. Roland DG will show its UV machines that, thanks to LED-UV technology, print on all standard label materials. The lamps don’t produce heat so printing on heat-sensitive materials is possible. The UV printers are available in widths from 76cm up to 163cm and feature up to six colours: CMYK, white and transparent. This transparent ink creates matte, glossy and relief effects such as Braille and structures. The company will also demonstrate its printers/cutters with metallic silver ink. The VersaCamm VS series is available in widths from 76 to 163cm and the new VersaStudio BN-20 is 52cm wide. All these machines are able to print hundreds of metallic colours. The VS machines use CMYK, metallic and white ink, while the BN-20 only uses CMYK and metallic ink.


Rotatek
Stand 5B40
Indian contact: Creed Engineers,Ranesh Bajaj  +91 9811043825 / rbajaj@creedemail.com
Rotatek will show for the first time a new servo-driven combination flexo press, 330mm wide and designed for high quality short run work. On the offset side, Rotatek shows a Brava 420 hybrid rotary/semi-rotary press with a 400mm web width, a new embossing system with gap master regulation and an inline silkscreen unit. Also new is the Brava 330, which offers the same capabilities as the Brava 420 but in a dedicated semi-rotary format. The company will also show an offset unit of its Universal press with interchangeable sleeves.


Rotocontrol
Stand 7M105 - [Product Launch]
Indian contact: Weldon Celloplast, PawanDeep Sahni, +91 9810237954 / pawan@weldoncelloplast.com
Rotocontrol will show its flagship RSC vertical inspection slitter rewinder, RSD die-cutting, RSP single pass 100 percent security inspection and the EDM200 over-printing press. Servo drives from Bosch Rexroth assures precise, automatic tension control and high speed. The company will launch its SVS (Sensing and Verification System) option, which features powerful algorithms to detect repeated printed images on most material types including clear on clear, IML and butt-cut labels to provide missing label and matrix detection feedback to the machine.


Schober
Stand 7M105 – [Product Launch]
Indian contact: Creed Engineers,Ranesh Bajaj  +91 9811043825 / rbajaj@creedemail.com
Schober will unveil an addition to its RSM line of rotary die-cutting machines, the Spider, a high-speed automated stacking and counting system for stacking large IML products at a web speed of up to 50m/min. The equipment can handle different types of products with exchangeable, product-specific pick-up plates, taking up products with synchronised speed and stacking them non-stop into a dual piling cassette system. A 100% product inspection system with discharge facility of bad products is also available.


Rotoflex
Stand 5C10
Indian contact: Flexo Image Graphics, Gourav Roy +91 9810190148 / gourav@flexomail.com
Rotoflex will display its most popular models of inspection/rewind equipment, focusing on core product lines including the VLI, VSI and DSI. Rotoflex will unveil its Genesis advanced control system for the first time in Europe. With a simple HMI, operators can monitor all functions and clearly identify faults and issues from a single screen. Integration of the system into multiple machines on the production floor allows operators to easily transfer from one machine to another without relearning the intricacies of a new control system. With sophisticated missing label and matrix detection, the system can detect missing labels in multiple lanes as well as detect the presence of a matrix.


Shuttleworth
Stand 6F147
Indian contact: Shuttleworth India +91 9902 034563 / shuttleworth@infosense.co.in
Shuttleworth will show the latest label industry-specific developments to its integration MIS package. A new user interface, based on an Outlook style, makes the software easier to operate while providing a customizable view for each user. The MIS package also ensures the production planning system has real-time feedback from the shop floor. Visitors will also be able to see the new Supply Chain Management software, a web-based tool designed to enable manufacturers to get prices from their suppliers quickly. Hosted by Shuttleworth, it requires no infrastructure investment to take advantage of the functionality. It is all delivered over the web.


Sun Chemical
Stand 5E80
Indian Contact: Sun Chemical, Ratan Srivastava +91 9323658775 / rattan.srivastava@flintgrp.com
Sun Chemical will show a number of new products for the narrow web market, including Solarflex Nova SL, Solarflex Lightning White, Solarscreen Silicon free whites, and laser marking Sunlase. The company will also provide information on printing safe foodstuff packaging using electron-beam curing and low migration inks in offset and flexo. Sun Chemical will participate in the Package Printing Zone in hall 12, stand V10.


Tectonic
Stand 5E35
Indian contact: Weldon Celloplast, PawanDeep Sahni +91 9810237954 / pawan@weldoncelloplast.com
Tectonic will show the K3 digital, which expands its flexible print inspection system range. K3 digital has an icon-based, intuitive menu system and touch screen navigation which facilitates quick set up including one-touch camera controls and repeat length position control. The colour monitoring tool found on the K2 colour-check system is expanded on K3 digital and provides an even higher level of colour monitoring of regions of interest – analysis based on CIELab colour model – and includes alarms for colour monitor error notification. K2’s image transfer feature is enhanced, providing the print manager with immediate live access to current activity on the press. K1, K2 colour-check, Jaguar and the Flexico V5 range of plate mounting machines will also be on show, along with register control systems for the company’s OEM customers.


UPM Raflatac
Stand 5D60
Indian contact: Shailesh Nema, Tel. +91 22 2767 0031, shailesh.nema@upmraflatac.com.
UPM Raflatac will show latest developments in its range of self-adhesive label materials, with particular emphasis on products for specialty applications and thinner substrates.


Tools & Production
Stand 5E15
Indian contact: Flexo Image Graphics, Gourav Roy +91 9810190148 / gourav@flexomail.com
The company will display its range of products including male/female punching capabilities for several industries including transportation tickets, tea tags, envelopes and EDP labels. Tools & Production staff will be available to discuss specific requirements for applications from single rotary punch units to complete converting systems.


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Agfa
Stand 12W13 – Product Launch
Indian contact Manesh Shetty, Agfa India - +91 98206 44007 / manesh@jetiprinters.com
Agfa will showcase its Dotrix Modular digital press at its stand. Targeted at short- to medium-runs of packaging and POP jobs, the machine turns out over 1200 sq/mts per hour at full speed and can run a wide range of substrates, from the thinnest of 25µ foils up to 450gsm heavy paper.  Manesh Shetty of Agfa Graphics India said that: "Dotrix digital UV inkjet press, with a printing width of 63cm, is the most productive UV, single-pass printing press in the industry." Dotrix endorses the piezo drop-on-demand print technology across multi-level Agfa printheads. The base unit configuration includes roll-to-roll servo driven with jumbo unwinder and rewinder, substrate pre-treatment options as well as Corona, web cleaning and anti-static specifications. According to the company, the jumbo unwind and rewind system of the Dotrix Modular can handle rolls of up to 1250 mm (49") diameter, weighing up to 800 kg providing long uninterrupted print runs.


Atlantic Zeiser
Stand 11R95 – Live Demo
Indian Contact Vidhyut Parikh +22 28764339 / info@vivagraphic.net
Atlantic Zeiser will demonstrate its drop-on-demand (DoD) inkjet printing technology in security and commercial label printing. On a Digiline Web 300, the company will use a Delta 105i grayscale printer, a Gamma 70 P four-color inkjet printer and a Vericam camera-based verification system. The company will demonstrate specific applications, showing visitors how to code tax labels and excise stamps with common, individual barcodes and plain-text information at speeds of up to 150 m/min, always on the same transport unit.


EskoArtwork
Stand 5B30 – Live demo
Indian contact Shrihari Rao +91 9845214470 / shrihari.rao@esko.com
EskoArtwork will demonstrate the latest version of its HD Flexo high resolution digital plate imaging system on stand B30 in Hall 5. According to the company, HD Flexo 2.0 improves the screening to deliver enhanced printing quality throughout the tonal range including highlights with gradients down to zero, stable mid-tones, and higher ink density solids. Also on demonstration at the stand will be a CDI 2530 digital flexo plate imager and Kongsberg cutting table. "We see a major trend towards both industrialisation and digitalisation in the label industry, and it’s one that continues to advance rapidly every day. Through our technological advances, we are proud to be one of the leading parties in this evolution," says Carsten Knudsen, CEO of EskoArtwork. "We are looking forward to coming to LabelExpo Europe again this year to meet with our customers – both existing and new – and to answer all of their questions on how to achieve the best possible results from their label prepress and production." A wide variety of excellent real-life HD Flexo samples from a wide variety of high level brands both for labels and flexible packaging will be presented on the stand. Installed at more than 250 customer sites, HD Flexo sets the standard for flexo plate quality since its release in 2009. As such, it will be found at work inside most of the flexo presses in action across the show floor at LabelExpo Europe. With three competing digital printing technologies (Xeikon dry toner, HP liquid toner and EFI inkjet) lined up alongside each other to run the same label job at the Digital Print Workshops. The pre-press workflow and colour management on all three presses will be managed by the EskoArtwork Automation Engine that integrates all MIS and job information. Visitors will be able to assess the advantages and limitations of each technology with regard to substrates, consumables, preparation times and running costs.


Gallus
Stand 5B50 – Product Launch
Indian contact: Samir Patkar +91 9820457878 / Samir.Patkar@heidelberg.com
Namrta Dhar +91 9845952766 / namrta.dhar@heidelberg.com
Gallus will launch its EM 430 S with short web. A shorter web path in the press and faster response times for register adjustment significantly reduces waste and leads to a substantial improvement in productivity, says the company. Gallus will also display the Heidelberg Linoprint DriveLine B reel-fed press, a digital workflow solution and a new converting unit for processing digitally printed labels. Thanks to its modularity and wide range of applications, the Gallus EM 280 offers the ideal conditions for the production of multiweb labels. Together with its industry partner Longford, Gallus will be exhibiting a multiweb solution in the shape of the Longford booklet insetter. Together with industry partner, Avery Dennison, Gallus will present a new die-cutting unit, while the company will also show new developments for its ECS 340 press.


MPS Systems
Stand 11Q40 – [Product launch]
Indian contact Vijay Pareek, Genius Flexo Machinery - +91 9820 427 451 / vijay@geniusflexo.com  
MPS Systems, a UV flexo press manufacturer, will launch its new EXL Sleeve-Offset press. Vijay Pareek director of Genius Flexo Machinery and exclusive distributor of MPS in the Indian sub-continent said: "This new MPS press is an automated offset combination press using sleeves for the plate and blanket carrier. It has a complete new way of offset print pressure settings it allowed the MPS engineers to make use of normal sleeve technology without the use of special support bearer rings." According to Pareek, EXL Sleeve-Offset offers value-addition for label jobs and is an ideal machine for Indian market. "Apart from the unique plate and blanket carrier, it is also capable of doing offset commercial jobs of size 20 x 30inches. This is an added comfort for an offset printer. Along with films and labels, this machine enables the printer to cater to packaging printing jobs. It offers the ideal machine configuration with gravure, rotary screen, hot/cold foil and UV flexo/coating demands required for packaging jobs, not to miss out on the roll form printing that a regular sheetfed offset commercial press is not capable of offering." The mid-web flexo version of EXL, EXL-Packaging is faster and wider. "The press is built up to 26 inches at a speed of 300metres/min," said Pareek. The EXL presses make use of the same user-friendly press design and are equipped with intelligent servo technology including the company’s Automated Print Control (APC), job recall memory system, iControl, Crisp.Dot and Multi Drive settings. "The print settings are done with servo positioning technology (APC) and the material thickness compensation is automatic. The print settings as well as other press settings (like UV, corona, web tensions etc.) can be loaded into job memory for repeat jobs," said Pareek.


HP
Stand 9F65, 9G65
Indian contact: HP India, A Appadurai, +91 9840356356 / appadurai.a@hp.com
The HP Indigo ‘digital supermarket’ will feature hundreds of consumer items with labels and packaging printed by HP PSPs for their customers on WS6000 and WS4500 digital presses. Visitors will have the opportunity to see labels, flexible packaging, shrink sleeves and folding cartons produced using the latest HP Indigo presses and finished with technology from HP partners to create products for consumer and industrial markets. The HP partners on the stand are EskoArtwork and AB Graphic International which will be presenting digital pre-press automation and modular finishing technology respectively.


Xeikon
Stand 9H45
Indian contact Flexo Image Graphics, Gourav Roy +91 9810190148
Xeikon will show for the first time its 3500 digital press in-line with a DCoat500 finishing line. The DCoat500 has a 500 mm (20in) web width and can be used either in-line or off-line. Modules include UV varnish, lamination and a die-cut station able to operate in full rotary or semirotary modes, along with slitting and rewinding. In another world first, Xeikon will demonstrate its Digitube applicator for decorating flexible seamless tubes, aluminum closures and similar articles. Xeikon will also show its 3300 with in-line DCoat330 finishing at the Digital Print Workshop and a Xeikon 3050 press in the Package Printing Zone, where it will convert a range of short-run packaging applications including wet-glue labels, heat transfer labels, folding cartons and POS/POP.


Multitec Aids
Stand 7K124 - Live Demo
Contact: Amit Ahuja amit@multitec.in
Faridabad-based Multitec Aids, an Indian company providing printing and converting solutions in the mid-web and narrow-web range, will present a live demo of its Ecoflex label press. The machine is a narrow-web flexo press for printing of labels, tags, thermal rolls, etc. The press at the show will be a 330mm, six-colour, all UV, movable cold foil, two die stations, video inspection, slitting, laminating and dual product rewind configuration.The maximum speed of the machine is 150m/min. The press, available in widths of 330mm and 450mm and has a 40 inch unwind has a variable in-feed system for precise in-feed tension, pneumatic splicing table, mid-press pacing unit that resets the tension between the print and the die-cut units. The options include delam-relam, cold-foil units, turnbar, sheeter stacker, corona treater and web cleaner.


 



 


 


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