New Solution Engineering and its sister company Mtex have launched a raft of new machines, including a flatbed digital corrugated printer for custom packaging.
At last week’s Fespa in Berlin, New Solution showed its new NS Multi LG packaging printer as well as the NS Atom and NS Ant, an inline label printer and finisher, and the NS Lion, NS Pro Evo II and NS F22 II, a workflow of three machines that can be used to coat, print and finish labels.
Building on its existing NS Multi, the NS Multi LG is a CMYK machine that enables users to print boxes at a speed of up to 300mm/sec at a maximum resolution of 1,600dpi.
The company said the machine, which costs €84,700 (£74,200), would enable users to reach new markets.
New Solution and Mtex sales director Stewart Bell said: “The Multi LG enables customisation for short-run corrugated. It uses dye-based inks, which means they are food safe – this is the same as the Lion and the Atom.
“You can take any pre-cut corrugated box with a maximum width of 1.2m, up to 16mm in thickness, and put it through the Multi LG and print on it as long as the surface is absorbent.
“The print is vibrant, punchy and detailed due to the very small 1.2pl drop size and it dries instantly once it comes out of the machine.”
Meanwhile, Mtex launched the Eagle 16H and Dragon 16H printers for textile printing. Using eight or 16 staggered Panasonic heads, and available in four or eight colours, the 3.2m-wide Eagle 16H is a roll-to-roll printer for direct fabric sublimation.
A 16-head configuration, which costs €225,000, prints four colours at up to 304sqm/hr in production mode (two passes at 720dpi) and can reach a maximum speed of 610sqm/hr when printing one pass at 360dpi.
The 1.9m-wide Dragon 16H, meanwhile, is a roll-to-roll machine using eight or 16 staggered Panasonic heads for dye-sublimation printing. Available in four or eight colours, the manufacturer said it is capable of printing onto thin transfer media at high speeds.
A 16-head configuration, which costs €167,500, prints four colours at up to 274sqm/hr in production mode (two passes at 720dpi) and can reach a maximum speed of 550sqm/hr when printing one pass at 360dpi.
All of the new machines are commercially available immediately, with a lead time of around four to eight weeks, with the exception of the Eagle 16H, which will be available in July.