The Gallus in-line machine system enables different printing processes, finishing methods, creasing, embossing, and cutting to be combined in a single line. Each system can be fine-tuned to the customer's individual requirements, from the unwinding station to the in-line flat-bed die-cutter.
It doesn't always have to be offset
Which the Galus ICS 670 the press manufacturer focused on the high end of the market. Gallus trusts in exceptional quality of HiDef flexo printing with UV inks as the mainstream printing method, and the in-line system will be enhanced with a completely new, easy-to-use gravure unit to be introduced at Drupa 2012. As far as finishing techniques are concerned, modules can be supplied for laminating, cold foiling, rotary hot foil embossing (hot foiling and stamping), and rotary screen printing. Thanks to the EVA concept, HiDef flexo printing™ and finishing modules can be alternated on one and the same platform, depending on the job specification. The process can be changed over in a few minutes without any tools. Special module carts and quick-release couplings for umbilicals make light work of swapping the modules, which can of course be prepared offline in the midst of normal production. These and other smart solutions to support rapid job changeovers reduce make-ready times and waste to a minimum while maximizing production flexibility.
All in all, the in-line concept allows high-end folding cartons with a variety of effects to be produced extremely efficiently in a single pass – with up to seventy percent fewer staff compared to conventional, sheet based processes.
Gallus will demonstrate in-line folding carton production live at Drupa 2012 (Hall 2, Stand A45) on the newest generation of its Gallus ICS 670 in-line machine system.