Iwasaki Introduces New MDT Series of Finishing Machines

DG press ServiceS, internationally renowned for its meticulous service on Drent Goebel machines, is pleased to announce an agreement with renowned Japanese press and finishing machine manufacturer Iwasaki Tekko for distribution and maintenance of narrow web label presses and finishing machinery.

With over 60 years of experience in the label printing and post press industry, Japanese manufacturer Iwasaki Tekko celebrated its comeback to the northern European market at LabelExpo Europe 2011. With its new agent, DG press ServiceS from the Netherlands, the company plant to re-enter the markets in Germany, United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Benelux after a period of silence.

At Labelexpo visitors could experience the TR2, a cost-effective, high quality intermittent UV offset press. Among others the TR2 features printing unit temperature control, a mobile touch panel and servo drive technology enabling printers to efficiently run their presses while saving on waste and costs.

Most striking news at Iwasaki’s booth however, was the presence of the new generation of the new MDT, a full rotary die-cutting machine. This stand-alone die cutting machine can be installed on the customer’s magnet cylinder, meaning there is no need for buying a new one. Also, the new MDT can follow the mark registration by full rotary driving and can die cut at 60 metres per minute at 330 webwidth.

Also worth mentioning was the presence of the Iwasaki MD250.

“The MD series is ideally suited to be driven inline with a wide range of digital label presses”, says Richard Miedema, Marketing and Sales engineer at DG press Services. “At Labelexpo, the MD250 was showcased inline with the Labelmeister, a digital UV inkjet press from Iwatsu at Kanematsu Digital’s booth. By employing the MD250 die-cutting & semi rotary lamination solution, European label printers can thus profit from the advantages of digital printing in combination with the reliability and durability of well-established Iwasaki Tekko machines.”

All Iwasaki presses as well as post-press equipment is available from DG press Services as of now.

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