Atlantic Zeiser Focuses on Minimized Downtimes and Error Free Label Production at Labelexpo Americas

The Atlantic Zeiser Group, a leading developer and supplier of modules and integrated end-to-end system solutions for industrial digital and security printing, will demonstrate advanced applications in security and label printing, package coding and serializing.

Strong focus will be placed on zero error production, reducing downtimes significantly through fast print job changes and no waste of blank labels while starting or after interrupting the printing and coding process. Demonstrations will showcase how to code tax labels and excise stamps with common, individual barcodes and plain-text information at speeds of up to 150 m/min (492 ft/min). Atlantic Zeiser’s DIGILINE will also offer comprehensive integrated solutions, for printing, coding, serializing and verifying roll materials and labels. Outstanding high secure production control and real-time reporting capabilities will be presented in combination with Atlantic Zeiser’s advanced software platforms like PMP (Production Management Platform) to control the entire production and identification process.

The innovative DIGILINE developments meet a common requirement for specialized printers and booklet label producers, as well as for self-adhesive identification solutions with added value for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. The key outstanding feature is the ability to print and code from the first label. This ensures 100% material utilization with no waste. In the event of production related pauses, the machine control software from Atlantic Zeiser ensures the transport runs automatically back to the point of the last correctly printed label. To remove faulty labels the optional splice unit cuts out these labels and stores them in a waste box automatically. Using the OMEGA printing, serializing and coding component from Atlantic Zeiser, variable data is printed in plain text, as a 1D barcode as well as a 2D Datamatrix code and permits the efficient coding and serializing of minimal batch sizes. Due to the limited label printing surface, there is a minimum quality requirement of 360 dpi to ensure machine readability and checkability of the products. Specific features required by international authorities for pharmaceutical products and medications can be easily added. Camera-based verification system VERICAM checks the quality and classification level of the printed information.

All Atlantic Zeiser solutions deliver outstanding efficiency and the ability to switch quickly between print jobs to enable users to exploit new business opportunities in a host of industry applications. Designed for maximum flexibility essential in label printing, they ensure all the required information is clearly printed on the material while delivering utmost ink durability, light fastness and contrast.

Think Ink

Atlantic Zeiser’s combination of specially developed inks and environmentally friendly UV-LED curing is virtually unbeatable. With its own in-house ink development and production departments, it has considerable expertise, particularly with challenging surfaces offering low ink adhesion.

Also developed in-house with the label market in mind is the SMARTCURE AIR and SMARTCURE UV-LED curing system series for virtually every printing width and printing speed. The cost saving systems cure UV inks in an environmentally friendly manner thanks to their low energy consumption, absence of ozone emissions and their operating life that outlasts lamp-based systems by a factor of one to ten. The curing systems are formulated to the flexible printing systems OMEGA, DELTA and GAMMA families. Together these technologies offer printers competitive and reliable solutions to meet the increasingly high performance criteria end-users expect of their labels.

3M Partnership

Paramount in high quality label production is the choice of substrate which is why Atlantic Zeiser is still co-operating with world leading 3M as a certified label printing partner. The certification of Atlantic Zeiser’s printing modules and inks on different 3M foils guarantees performance quality. The UL and cUL certification has been given by UL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc. an independent standards development organization, testing lab and certification body in Chicago.

Innovative sector-specific solutions

Carl-Michael Heüveldop, Chief Marketing Officer, Atlantic Zeiser, says: "In the challenging markets for special labels, the requirements for variable coding and printing are continuing to rise. Our customers do not shirk their responsibilities in terms of legal stipulations and their implementation. We see ourselves here as solutions providers, offering the pharmaceutical industry considerable added value in the labelling process, for example. The sophisticated DIGILINE system solutions see our portfolio including innovative sector-specific solutions that offer added value for these customers in particular. The result of our high performance coding and printing solutions for pharmaceutical and medication labels speaks for itself in terms of print quality, speed and cost effective job changes."

Atlantic Zeiser will be exhibiting advanced industrial digital printing solutions for commercial and security label printing at Labelexpo Americas at Stand 6411, 11–13 September 2012.

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