Delegates attending Labelexpo Americas 2012 can see firsthand the capabilities of Digital Flexo 3.0, the latest generation of digital flexographic technology from Nuova GIDUE S.r.l., a manufacturer of printing and converting machines for the labels and packaging industry. The new system delivers excellent production output compared with other digital printing technologies, and is ideal for print runs of all sizes.
Matteo Cardinotti, Operations Manager at Nuova GIDUE, comments: “Each release of our Digital Flexo system opens the door to new opportunities for flexo technologies, and our latest incarnation is no different. Digital Flexo 3.0 on the M5 press beats digital printing technologies over 1,000 linear meters of production. And in many jobs, it can compete – and win – well below 1,000 meters.
“Plus the same press is also profitable for medium and long runs, on any substrate, with multiple converting in-line solutions.”
Nuova GIDUE will showcase at Labelexpo, stand 5722, an M5 430mm, eight-color UV flexo press, with three die-cutting units. Digital Flexo 3.0 displays GIDUE HD Cameras (PrintTutor), which read the printed image on each print unit, and automatically adjust the print pressure, register and density.
The fully automated adjustments are performed by seven servo motors per print unit. The operator doesn’t touch the printing units for adjustments, while print quality and set-ups are ‘digitalized’ and fully automated in a closed-loop, digitally controlled print unit. Quality is also digitally controlled by the printing machine during speed changes and roll changes etc.
The M5 Digital Flexo 3.0 press takes care of all set-up operations. The system also displays a new converting section with revolutionary technologies that improve the specific productivity of self-adhesive labels.
Excitement is already building around the M5 Digital Flexo 3.0 press – the system is due to be delivered to one of the world’s largest corporate labels and packaging converters.
Federico d’Annunzio, Managing Director of Nuova GIDUE, concludes: “The introduction of the Digital Flexo 3.0 offers a brighter future for self-adhesive label and packaging producers. Performance difference between press operators is greatly reduced, very short runs with high profit margins can be produced using the UV flexo printing process, and the excellent throughput quality is consistent repeatable.
“Labelexpo is the perfect event to demonstrate the power of the M5 Digital Flexo 3.0 system. We’re also set to launch new press lines for packaging producers during 2012”.