The world admires the discipline with which the Japanese people have been coping with their fate. In any case, there can be no question of hysteria in the face of Japan's "Zero hour." Instead, responsible action and accepting accountability have been evident. This also involves providing answers as to how future generations can retain their technical status and prosperity. In such a difficult time, it is important that industrial companies set a good example - and one such company is the printing firm Anri Machinery Co. Ltd. of Osaka, Japan.
ANRI is one of Japan's leading companies employing environmentally friendly technologies, and is now ensuring sustainable printing processes with the first waterless Genius 52UV on the Japanese islands. Not only is the general printing range to be extended, so is the variety of non-absorbent plastics such as PVC, polycarbonate, polystyrene, ABS and PP.
The company always strives to give its customers the highest level of quality and protect the environment. New quality standards need to be set in the printing process, as well as an increase in environmental responsibility and sustainability in the service of customers.
"There is not a right or wrong time to invest if a country is in a state of emergency. One needs to look forward. Now especially, it is important to have ecological perspectives on new investment and so secure the business of tomorrow," explained Mr. Nonoshita, president of Anri Machinery Co. Ltd.
The Japanese printing company from Osaka knows the benefits of the Genius 52UV very well indeed: Like no other small format printing machine, it provides a saleable result after just ten preparatory sheets. It meets the requirements of the prepress stage in terms of ink and remains stable throughout the production run thanks to an inking unit temperature control feature. The need to set ink zones as on a conventional offset machine is eliminated completely, because the five short inking units have no ink keys. An anilox screen roller ensures consistent ink supply. Neither water nor isopropanol are needed. Instead, silicone-coated printing plates provide the perfect distribution of printing and non-printing image areas. The result: crystal clear images, rendered with very fine screens (120L/cm or frequency modulated). Impressive inking results can be achieved because no dampening unit is required.
Factors that were also ultimately decisive in the purchase of the Genius 52UV were the diverse printing patterns possible, as well as the visit to the KBA Metroprint plant in Germany's Lower Franconia region. The subsequent visits to Genius 52UV users finally won the company over.